No problem. Long Island is a long ways from Knoxville, but if you hear of any gatherings of 20's somewhere in between, let us know here on the Forum. I've been known to take mine on a road trip once in while. The 20 was designed as a high performance one-design class racer, and that's when sailing it is the most fun.
There is a steep learning curve when it comes to sailing the 20 competitively. Learning to tune it as well as some of the guys with more experience is a challenge. Depowering and remaining fast in heavy winds is particularly challenging. I've been sailing this boat for four years and I'm far from mastering it. Have a thick skin and hang in there.
You ought to consider coming down to join your Southern brethren and Mid-Winters East in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, April 11-14. Typically there's a contingent from the Syracuse area that makes it down south every year as well as a group of dedicated Hobie sailors from the Northern Plains. The Ocean Springs Yacht Club is one of the premier cat sailing venues in the US. Here's a link to OSY's racing tab, http://www.osyc.com/index.php?module=Co ... iew&pid=22
, from there, you'll find a link to the Mid-
Winters East NOR. Hope to see you at Hobie regatta soon.