Dear Southern New England District J/30 sailors,
As most of you know, we are working to put together our own District Championship Regatta this year. Our goal is to maximize participation by our district members while we are also leaving the regatta open to sailors from other nearby districts. This would be a Saturday/Sunday event with a BBQ or Grill dinner available on the Saturday night. To this end, we are currently looking at two options for venue and timing. Either or Newport YC
on July 21/22, or Barrington YC
on July 28/29. Each venue has its logistical plusses and minuses. Also, the racing itself at either venue will be great as Newport can take us to either Halfway Rock, or outside the bay, and Barrington would have us in the vicinity of Ohio Ledge, the likely location area for the 2013 NA's.
At this time we need your help in determining which venue/date would attract the most participation.
You should know that we are anticipating that the entry fee if at Barrington would be around $75.oo per boat, and Newport would be between $75.00 and $150.00 per boat. This covers only RC and trophy costs and does not include food or drink, although sponsors may be available for some beverages. Each site would have a pay per head BBQ or Grill for dinners.
In order to make the best decision for us all, I need your input as to whether you would likely (No commitment at this time) sign up for this regatta if it were held at Newport, and then again if it were held at Barrington based on the conditions listed above. And if you could briefly tell me your reasons for each (Why, or why not) it would be very helpful.
Thanks, and hope to get our final decision out to you soon. The quicker you respond, the quicker we can make the decision.
J/30 Southern New England District Governor