For the record, the first CalStar, in 2000, had no registration whatsoever. A bunch of us showed up on an agreed date, being all excited about this newly discovered spot, from the spring just before. There has never been a check-in nor prepay before.
And if Mr Trower is by any chance still on this forum, that wasn't sarcasm but silliness, in no way directed at you. Was intended to convey informality. If only Wicks hadn't completely outdawdled me.