It sounds as if the planning is coming along very well. I checked out the park and it looks to be an excellent location…right on the water. I lived on LI for 30 years and never been there.
Do not worry too much about the Auto-x, I am sure it will come together. This year the SCCA guys were not able to confirm the site until March…and things worked out fine.
I love the idea of the ferry ride on Sunday for the non-auto cross participants. A trip to downtown manhattan is a fabulous excursion and the ferry ride makes it even better. We should be able to do that and get back in plenty of time for the banquet Sunday night.
Let me know what I can do to help.