Looks like the race you are talking about is the weekend after the Mac race.
Competing with the Bay View Mac? or with LTYC? Either way that's a shame. But I suspect you will get some of the Chicago boats on their way home.
Details still being finalized for the J111 event at MBYC this year. The plan is for the weekend after the Chicago Mac and as you suspected Hroth, catching as many boats going home as possible. There is no intention to compete with Ugotta when Chicago is the second Mac race in future years.
Team Utah is meeting this week to go over scheduling for the season. Hoping to do all our local West MI events and a few with the fleet in Chicago. The Verve may be out if we go to San Fransisco.