Late last Friday I received word that Super Yacht Bowl, which I detailed here (and which inspired TheBoaters.tv vidcast today), has been cancelled. It’s unfortunately a casualty of the difficult (to say the least) economic times we’re in.
The organizers aren’t the only ones feeling the risk is too great to ignore: Apparently some NFL sponsors have scaled back or withdrawn financial support for events that weekend.
Any owners who reserved slips for Super Yacht Bowl will receive a refund. Of course, if you’d still like to take your boat to St. Petersburg for the big game, the Vinoy Renaissance marina is still open for business, as are the two city marinas. Super Yacht Bowl’s organizers are continuing to direct inquiries to the dockmasters, in fact.
In the meantime, let’s hope the current economic climate stabilizes soon, even ever so slightly, for all our sakes. There’s too much fear and uncertainty, and it’s not doing anybody any good, no matter what their station in life.