That's the way to look at it. Don't think of it as a way to draw GMORA boats, just think of it as a favor to the boats that would already be inclined to participate. If there are more scored races in the Central and East then those boats will be more competitive for season trophies.
But now is the time to be thinking about next year. This year's GMORA schedule, as per the by-laws, is already set. Plan now for next year.
I'm not one for breaking rules but if NYC had the will is there a way for this year?