First off---congrats! You must have had a blast.
I saw the ad from the race in The Log. It made it seem pretty all-inclusive low-key race.
However, since I first asked the question, I have looked at the 2009 and 2010roster and unless I'm reading it wrong, the boats competiting are relatively fast race-cruisers. No PHRF was as high as mine at 270.
Also, there are very, very few singlehanders.
These two factors make me think that this is probably not the race for me since I'm pretty new to ocean racing and have no experience long distance racing.