I got an email from Peter up at Hyannis as a registrant. It talked about how great the restaurant is at the club, and making reservations in advance, and told me that I would be able to BUY a wonderful breakfast on site. A look at the NOR shows that we get dinner on a single night of this four day event. The early entry fee was $175. No mention of a souvenir/T-shirt. Thanks to this email, I'm now wondering if I'm about to get fleeced at this event! What will I be getting for $175? With over 200 entries, that's a lot of scratch to run a regatta - $35K - even with expensive gas. Hyannis better not expect that a single "good" dinner is going to cut them any slack. For this price, I'm expecting all of the drinking water, PowerBars, and snacks I can swallow while afloat, plus a spiffy souvenir/T-shirt! VALUE still needs to be considered when pricing these events. I'll write back after the event with a post-regatta opinion, but my "fleece-o-meter" is already going to be set to hyper-sensitive!