Perhaps because Martinique is one of the 6 countries that actually have Sunfish class associations larger than the minimum requirement of 20 members. It's not hard to get to if you already live there. Perhaps all the poor SOBs on Martinique were complaining whenever we held the Worlds in the USA because the USA is "so remotely accessible"? By the way, is Martinique really a country at all? I heard somewhere that all the French Caribbean islands are legally "departements" of France. Just as Alaska is a state of the USA, not an independent nation. Did you notice that in the Worlds results all the Martinique locals have their country listed as France? So was the 2005 Worlds really held in a European country? And on another note. An Argentinian won the Worlds but Argentina doesn't have a Sunfiish class association?? I thought the ISCA rules said that you had to have a NSCA in order to send sailors to the Worlds??