One of my biggest concerns is the decline of the number of yacht clubs, sailing clubs, and sailing organizations. Based on some of our records, we think there were about 1,300 to 1,700 organizations seven years ago. Today we have 650 clubs as members of US SAILING, and we know that most of the losses--we called the clubs--are because theyve actually gone away. We dont just have clubs that are dropping out of US SAILING, but clubs that no longer exist. This is reducing access to sailing, particularly in smaller boats.