I dont think that any other organised events would detract from the main event - and we would all know exactly what we are there for - the SOC send off. At every Regatta there are supporting events leading up to the main attraction.
However, all of the people involved in Zapcat Racing, and with the Gemini Cats, that I know are also RIB nuts. However, they are not all RIB.Net fans, and may not have heard of the SOC trip.
The more people involved, the higher the profile - and the more people to attend - and to buy SOC Miles - ergo more money for the SOC.
If you have a new Zapcat Dealer in Cardiff I would have thought he would be dead keen to have somethig like this on his doorstep as a boost to his advertising. The race could be a demonstration - but would also need to be a real race to be attractive to the public.
Lets do all we can to make this the most popular and attended weekend - with the aim of raising maximum funds for SOC - and making it a memorable occasion for all.