To put things in perspective, we had the exact same conflict a few years back for the Syracuse continentals. By my count we lost Ziolkowski/Finnas, Sparkuhl/McKenna, DeLave/Haubl, Leo/Abbott and Montague/Ward that year... a total of 5 boats.
Great point about the F18's too, Dan. I'm not sure which is the bigger draw this year. Do you have any idea specifically who is really going to the 16's vs. F18's?
To avoid conflicts for both events, we'd also need to consider transit times for boats, and basic sailor recovery time. i.e., is a Div3 sailor actually likely to do Rhode Island, Bodega Bay and San Diego back-to-back-to-back?
It's always a tricky situation, and I'm not sure there's much we can do. Which weekend are we talking about again?