Campsites at Fort DeSoto campground are very hard to get on the weekends. That goes double for waterfront campsites. If you can reserve a spot and you want more than the primative camping at Shell Key, go for it. But all the daily action will be on Shell Key. It's real easy to launch anywhere in the area and get to Shell Key. You probably will have to pay the daily parking fee.
The primary meeting place will be on Shell Key at 9:30 Saturday and Sunday morning. Here is a link to more info on Shell Key: http://www.pinellascounty.org/park/camping.htm#shellkey
It is your choice where to camp or stay for Saturday night.
DogsLife, I have been talking to Lorraine, but I am not sure I want to establish a formal Hobie Island Club. This activity is for all WaterTribers with a focus on the Hobie Islands and Class 3. Also, any non-WaterTribers who are members of other Hobie Clubs are welcome as well as any kayak sailors using BSD rigs or other class 3 rigs.
I have one BSD sailing guru lined up to give some pointers on that rig. Just to be fair, he does not claim to be a sailing guru, I just think of him that way :) I won't give his name because I don't have formal acceptance yet.
I am looking for a Hobie Island sailing guru to give tips on that rig. Someone like DogsLife or PenguinMan comes to mind. But I know there are many out there. Two candidates already said they can't make it.
Of course all of you will be given a chance to offer your tips and suggestions so be prepared for the spot light :)
I am planning on two races/cruises weather permitting. One for Saturday and one for Sunday. These are informal and intended to be fun and give everyone a chance to practice some of the tips they pick up. The only prizes are bragging rights.