Good thoughts and if something is not done quickly we will have the same deminished and dieing schedule from last year and the preliminary schdule from this year. I am enough of a fanatic that I would make this schedule or nearly any other that was proposed, however, my experience as a boat owner says that you will have a lot of difficulty with this schedule this late in September. You will also have difficulty with the focus on Port to Ports (even though that is what attracts me). Shorten the Sunday and have the buses leave early. Make sure that the marinas are going to charge special low rates so that the owners do not get killed for the week the boats sits and you might get somewhere. Definitly get Racine in the mix. If you did a Friday night race you could go around the weather bouy in either direction Chicago to Racine or Racine to Chicago making it about 90 miles.