Dave, Welcome to the mad house which is the Wayfarer Class, Enjoy!
Sounds a nice place your in and nice big waves all the way from New York too.
Knew your bother many years ago and as you say,he is back to try his hand again this year at the Worlds along with many old and new sailors.
I biding memory of your bother at an open meeting.
He arrived with boat behind an old VW van, unhitched the boat and opened the van side door and the wind sucked out a mass of leaves ??
Asked what was up, he replied, ” Only transport iv got Mate ! and I had to go to the tip first before I came !!
Did he ever clean it out becaurse I think he slept with small rodents that evening !
C P 😉