Tonight I was having a discussion with a well meaning official at my local sailing club. He thought my NOR for the Easter Laser Regatta was not so wonderful because it is not official enough. example>> http://schrothfiberglass.com/Easter.htm He suggested I should do something more boring ( his words) like this example>>> http://austinyachtclub.net/info/2006SpringLongDistanceNOR.htm OK, What I feel we have is a general failure to communicate or understand the nature of the NOR. Some might say the NOR is a tool for the purpose of sending out rules and an invitation. I say the NOR is a tool to get people to come play with us. (me) My feeling is the very most important thing a NOR needs to accomplish is to get people to come. Certainly it also has to spell out the rules nd conditions and all the gobbledygook but... None of that means a damn thing to anyone EXCEPT those who are planning to come. My reason for posting this note is my concern that sailing organizers everywhere are emphasizing the wrong part of their chores. We shouldn't invite people to regattas. WE should make them want to come. A NOR is not just a notice, It is a sales pitch. Have I written enough such that a few of you can restate and better explain my point??