I raced in and finished 4 Worrell 1000 s and ground crewed for one. My extremely low budget average cost, trying to make chicken salad from chicken ****, was about $7,000 not counting boat parts. There was a Sports Illustrated article that contrasted our scrape it together team with a/the top sponsor team. I usually picked up a new suit of sails each race as well so that would bump it to $10k. This was 1999-2002. 1998 I ground crewed out of an RV with 5 of us staying in it and it SUCKED, the only good thing about it was John McLaughlin, who I endured it for. The other racer was one of the biggest **** of miseries to ever draw a breath and you would not want to be trapped in an RV with him. Parts costs will vary greatly on the intenseness of the weather and the weak points of the boats, and don't kid yourself there WILL be weak points, likely lots of them for untested platforms. Complete rudder systems w/ spare castings, spare spin pole, and the various blocks, shackles, and screws are a must. My advice, don't scrimp unless that is the only way to do the race for you. The more prepared you are (think more $$$ you spend) the more enjoyment you will get out of the race.
Unfortunately, we have decided to cancel this year's Indian Summer Regatta scheduled for October 13-14, 2018. After an assessment of the sailing club we do not feel that we can safely host an event nor can we feel confident putting sailors on the water. There is still a concern of submerged debris, and the club is in need of repairs that will likely exceed the time period we have remaining. In addition, many of our members were severely impacted by this storm.
We were able to get quite a bit accomplished on a short-notice workday over the weekend, but the fact of the matter is that there is still much to be done. Hurricane Florence was a very significant event for the Lake Waccamaw community and surrounding areas, but we will recover and continue to be the hub of sailing activity on the lake.
Like Texas said, in wind sub 10 knots you will be faster than the C board boats, I've got a good mate I've raced against for a very long time and I've watched him go from Boyer 3 through a couple of other designs and now he's on a newish C board boat but I've been doing better against him now than I was when he was on your type of boat. He only purchased it 10 months ago and still learning his boat so probably one day he'll go a lot faster