We really should get our own start. David, of Never Sea Land fame, is in. I'm in. O Docker is making noises about joining. Captain John, of Ayala Sandbox, is looking to do it. Zen should do it. That would be five if we could pull it off. Probably more considering I don't keep up with all the blogs the way I should.
There's something similar over at Sailing Anarchy. War Dog started it last year with a bottle of rum to the winner and The Editor sent some t-shirts up our way to encourage interaction in the real world. It was nice, I met three different racers, two of whom also sailed in the Pac Cup that summer. This year, of the 131 boats entered this morning 19 were joining the SA festivities.
Which brings me to my point, the last two years have had just under 300 entries. It would be great to top 300 this year. I can guarantee you that you have not experienced life if you haven't participated in a Three Bridge Fiasco starting line. 300 boats with various starting times 63 seconds apart can go either direction with a pre-start on either side of the line. Last year was an absolute blast shooting down the city front at 7 knots on starboard watching all the pre-starters scatter away from my "Invisible Bubble of Starboard Righteousness".
If you're a blogger (or just play one on the internet) and want to join in on the festivities, I'm offering a custom-designed badge graphic to the winner of the 3BF Blogger Division to be proudly displayed on your blog (or profile if you're O Docker). Join the fun, place a comment to this post if you want to be in the "blogger division".
Update: Winner will receive a badge something like this but with a lot more pomp and official-ness to it. This was just a quick and dirty in case people had no idea what I was talking about: