Posted: 26/09/2016 at 19:10
I' agree to an extent but How many of those voting at the champs had done Lanza, I don't think it was that many, also Lanza seemed to be the most popular/most supported option on this thread.
I'm not saying that to change the decision. Hamburg means Hamburg
I'm not sure that numbers is the problem, it's engagement, Newbies are pointed to RW forum as they've always been, it's up to them whether they participate or stand on the sidelines. That said the forum isn't what it was with participation spread accross FB & Twitter also (I rarely look on FB and never joined Twitter)
I think another factor affecting the champs is the sheer number of event options now, also the constant draw of Outlaw. Lanza, Outlaw, Mallorca .
Big isn't always best, you can have a better time at a race attended by a dozen pirates than one with 100? It's also nice that there is a representation at many more races e.g this year ive seen a total of maybe 40-50 pirates racing at 226, Outlaw, Weymouth and Wales.
One things for sure, things will change over time, but 11 years on PSOF is still going strong. It's good to see people who were newbies 2,3,4,5 years ago getting stuck in and shaping the future