After Challenge Cup, we felt totally exhausted thinking is this kinda stress really worth it. Of course it is, for us but others I couldn't say for certain.
Are we pushing racing too much? Every Friday, during sailing season, for as long as I can remember when it wasn't football season I took a bunch from High School out sailing mostly to teach a lower stress cruising approach to living life on Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans.
Check out this short video which shows a totally different side to enjoying the sport of sailing. During the middle of summer, when it is hot and the wind is light, this is a great way to cool off.