Let me add, the Olson 30 class has a very nice Website with a forum that is heavily used for technical/racing info. Imagine a class website being the office, while the FB page is more like the Happy Hour after work. I think it is very important for the website to keep the bulk of the usefull info, just as an archive.
Let's face it, White Rock Lake is SKETCHY when it comes to wind direction. You can have every freaking instrument in the world, and the PRO is still going to be fiddling for 10 minutes to get the most consistent wind direction.
The midwinters are in New Orleans this year...and you are worried about not having anyone to pour back a case of beer? there is a whole city (and a ton of tourists) that will take you up on the offer. Try the French Quarter, when you get tired of that....head up to Uptown. By Tulane. Much funner younger crowd.
BTW, the Flying Scot fleet is turning things around. Just last week, they announced that they will actually allow VHF radios to be carried AND used during races.
I have never been ashamed of owning a Flying Scot, but the shit people were saying in opposition of calling OCS via VHF was just embarrassing. And they want to know why the median age of a flying scot owner is 55+. My fleet is not the norm...we have a bunch of racers, and every Sunday there are at least a dozen on the starting line.
I really wanted to come to the MW this year, but planned a vacation the week before, GO! New Orleans is a blast. Bring an extra liver and twice the cash you think you will need.