I have been holding out waiting for a change, but it does not look like its in the works. I am going to have to pull out from the race. I am beyond disapointed but my reasoning is sound. I put a colassal amount of effort into this so far, including purchasing a Dream Catcher and sail rigs. I did a trip through the everglades to check it out, this was a 4.5 thousand kilometer journey for me just to get there. I have never been in better shape in my life. I am ready. However.... I am having issues at home that I have to put first. I look forward to scribing my name on the 2013 roster and returning to the everglades next year. Best of luck to everyone and thank you for all of your advice and support.