Sailboat racing has always been exclusive. And superyacht racing is uber exclusive but…the paradox is…it’s not as exclusive as pro football, or Formula One, or any major league sport when it comes to real participation. Sure, anyone with means can acquire to tickets to the Super Bowl, or the World Series, or even get in the pits in a Formula One race, or maybe even play in a Pro-Am golf tournament with a real live Tour pro. Maybe.
But no amount of money will allow a mere mortal to stand in the huddle during the Super Bowl. Or on the mound of a World Series game. You might be close to the people at the pinnacle of their sport, but you’ll always be a spectator. And being a spectator is great…unless you’re the type of person who wants to actually experience what it’s like to be at that level for yourself.
So, if you’re one of those people who wants to compete with and against (not just watch) the best in the world, the new superyacht racing venture between Cloud10 Racing headed up by veteran pro sailor Tony Rey, and the superyacht experts at Camper & Nicholsons International is going to be very, very interesting.