I'll second the kudos to Keath
for putting on an excellent event for a first effort. The course ran briskly over pretty country roads, and the weather Gods even cooperated with a beautiful day.
One tiny kvetch: one of the "features" of the event was less that wonderful if you managed to get lost, because having NRI's inserted by control slips meant that if you missed a control you then had an incomplete set of route instructions and thus no prayer of finding the rest of the course. But of course, that only mattered if you missed a control, and only one of the ten teams had that misfortune.
There was a slight organizational hitch with the closed controls when it was discovered that the rookie control workers faithfully recorded the times, but failed to also record the associated car numbers. OOOPS! This is the sort of thing that happens when you have to staff controls with the people who were willing to show up regardless of their experience level. As we continue to run events, our pool of experienced workers will grow right along with our pool of experienced contestants.
Memo to self (and other rallymasters), having a control-sheet pre-printed with columns headed "Time" and "Car Number" makes it harder for this
particular snafu to happen. Not impossible, mind you, but at least harder
PS to ceecpa: :evil:
I'll betcha there will be an increased interest in rallying once the impact of rally points begins to sink in after the banquet !!