@Admiral Hornblower you may want to call McLaughlin boats and ask them. Steve Sherman is a great guy (owner/past owner) or talk to Spencer. Ask them what the scene is. Or just email them at their customer service email and see if they get back to you. Steve is very nice guy and does a lot for the sailing community there.I've been sailing in Tennessee twice despite living 20 min from the eastern border most of my life. One was big regional opti regatta on a lake near chattanooga, the other was a college regatta on a river somewhere around nasheville. The McLaughlin Opti factory is in Chattanooga fwiw.