Management by message board if you look at post below. Might be a bit late.
Lessons I learned-
= don't price yourself out of the market if Bay Waveland charges $65 for a championship regatta the weekend before I doubt you can charge double
= free breakfast is nice but not required and hard to put into your fee
= t shirts are nice too but don't force them on particpants by packing it into the fee (been stuck with a lot of t-shirts from other events I have been involved with not sure what the trick is with t-shirts maybe make them awards, I don't have the answer)
=scheduling regattas 3 weekends in a row is also tough Sport Boat Championship, Viper GC Championship followed by Lipton Championship. 3 events all stacked on top of each other. GYA Scheduling??
I fault nobody for any of this . PontYC is going to have an awesome event for Optis, Lasers and Scots this weekend. I didn't understand why you would charge $60 entry fee for a Thistle and a $120 for a Lightning racing the same course.