Good point DSP, something we actually thought about, but JK already put a big pile of dough into this event and another prize was going to push this out of what we could offer this year. That is surely how we will do it next year.
We will have a 1st Place prize and a "non-sponsored" athlete prize as well. This will take some thinking as "non-sponsored" is vague. Do you get a discount from the manufacturer for your boats? Does that make you "sponsored"??? That type of thing is going to need to be considered in a way that makes sense...
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