I read on another thread that the October regatta in Philly is for charity. This is NOT the case! That race, in its first few years, was for charity. But it no longer is. The organizer now uses this regatta for pure profit.
I have nothing against someone organizing a regatta for profit. But in this case, the organizer first attracted all those team to the regatta by giving the proceeds to charity. THEN she made the same regatta a for-profit venture -- and it seems that many (most?) participants still think that they are racing in a charity race.
It seems to me that it's a bit scummy to attract participants to a charity event for a few years and then very quietly turn the same event into a for-profit venture.
Here's the link: http://www.philadragonboatfestival.com/home%20page.htm