EMSA guys are nice folks, I'm all for pooling resources, but they seem more interested in high $$ performance cats rather than old-school Hobies.
As I understand it, EMSA is actually a bunch of sailing clubs. Carolina Sailing Club is in it. I have been at Jordan when the CSC is racing and there were actually a number of Hobies and Prindles. I have toyed with joining.
Here are random thoughts:
I need to spend a day/days capsizing my FX and playing with righting it. Even off the racing course, regattas are not the place for it, no matter what. If a number of Hobie sailors did join CSC and a fleet was formed I might join. But my emphasis is still practice and not racing.
The wind rarely cooperates with a planned event around here. Time and money is tight and a no-wind regatta is a no-win, if you know what I mean. This is why I hesitate on the VA regatta.
As I understand it, the VA group has a place to sail out of and keep their boats. They also host regattas. (Wouldn't it be nice to have a lakeside spot to park a boat and sail out of and wouldn't I pay for that.)
I toyed with the idea of creating an email loop or just posting Jordan Lake advance notices on the Division 9 forum. Like: "It's 8-10 mph winds Saturday and I will be there."