Yakman I believe the Kayak organization he was telling me about is a different one called Cask, they meet at my local dealer's home so I will be able to get the full low down.
Its focus is more on outings then fishing. They all meet and help each other with putting in and then travel to a place have a picnic or whatever then travel back not really a race.
Most of the places they go around this area would accommodate the Island nicely, and it would be easy to make a sailing course for some competition if the #'s and desire is there.
He said from his experience it is mainly single women and a few families that attend the kayak outings, which might be more appealing to Island owners as opposed to mainly guys on fast cats which might see us as slowing their fun down.
I didn't originally consider going Kayak club because I don't really want to sail circles around them nor go up skinny streams but we could easily do our own thing in the way of making a sailing course and joining in with them would make planning/organizing/meeting others much easier.
There are not many of us online and we seemed to be pretty widely scattered. Plus if we show up and start having more fun than them maybe we will introduce more people to the joys of Island ownership. I for one hope to learn more about what it takes to organize a successful outing.
Getting organized has been at the top of my to do list forever but I have to admit I haven't made much progress and have a real problem just remembering to bring the sunscreen.
As to the last weekend in Sept. I am good with it and I believe that there is a big regatta that the local Hobie club will be in at the Ocean Front in connection with the Neptune Fest if we wanted to join in it.
I believe the Neptune Fest is primarily a local celebration but campsites might be taken for that weekend. There are plenty of hotels and I think they are a little cheaper then. I live in a mobile home in beautiful new downtown Virginia Beach.
The guy I talked to with 2 Islands does live at the beach and we would be able to put our Islands in there and probably leave them for a couple days, the Cats do all the time. Not sure if he would be up to hosting house guests or a party though.