I think it will tough getting people together in less then 2 weeks for the Hobie Event your talking about - what do you think?
This is just a short rookie race. I am inviting any in the area who might be lurking out there. According to my local dealer he has sold 30 in the Va. Bch. area but I seem to be the only one active on the forum.
If we draw a large enough Island crowd we could probably run our own heat. They also have several more events coming up that we could probably piggyback on if the interest is there.
As far as a fall get together I am all for it. Janet & Fred are camp hosts at First Landing State Park. They say it is a real nice campground and that we could probably still reserve several sites for a fall fling.
From there we have a lot of options for courses we could setup and accommodations are plentiful. Once school starts the hotels around here empty, for those who are not into roughing it. Also all the tourist trap crap will be 1/2 off at the Ocean Front for those significant others not into water sports.
Fall is the best time around here as the weather is usually one long Indian Summer until late Oct/mid Nov. and the water stays warm. As long as there isn't a hurricane we have them occasionally that time of year.
However the last weekend in Sept. is when I believe we hold the Neptune Fest which is pretty much the last beach blast of the season complete with parade, bands, sandcastle building competition and a sailing regatta.
If held here we might could entice a few Carolinians to come north for a spell as well but I would be up for a venue on the eastern shore.