I think it ramps up as you get better ranked. It was all free when I was beginner rank, then it was 2, now it's 3 for me (rank 4). Yes, disappointing that I need to go race a secondary race to get green tokens for VMG and then come back to my primary series, even with VIP (which appears to be useless unless you want to start your own races). Not much incentive to renew though I'd like to support them, the game is good. With keelboats it's not a big deal, but there is no way to sail a 49er or AC without VMG. Too many things to look at for a single person.