The National Aeroclub of the US is not a “strong” organization. I believe it only exists for FAI licenses because the have to be processed somewhere. It is an interface. The US organizations are AOPA, EAA, SSA and some smaller ones. Private organizations. They may be international now, but intention was really US based clubs and lobbyists. It’s not the same financial struggle to fly a Pawnee here as Europe. Buying cheaper than a EU ultralight. Just keep the tow pilot from shocking the engine when returning. Yea yea fuel cost, but the fuel cost is not European fuel cost. The license cost estimate from zero from my local soaring club is $3800. Probably around $5000 for a PPL. In the US let’s say you did create interest and thirty potential members showed up for an introductory ride. They expect to fly today. No way they would ever come back without their ride. No way you are making thirty tows not including others in normal operation. I have seen 200 kids flown for first ride in a day with six airplanes. A glider with more performance is not this market. The market is solo 30 minute flight operation and round trip of 30 min. That is the time allotted to sneak away from the wife on a Saturday morning. You’re expected home after. That is pretty much everyone who owns a plane in the US. Without that ability, in the US, you are out of any sailplane operation option for the average flyer. My wife does not care if I was part of a sailplane club. She would also not put up with me being out there every weekend for eight hours. One hour, sure. Even two. She is not interested in hanging out at a field. If you are eat up with high performance sailplanes, this is not your airplane . Think of it as an alternative to other hobby planes, Pitts or aCub or Long EZ. An option for an interesting plane to own. Not looking for competitive advantage, at least at the base.