Sounds like it could be an awesome event, and it makes sense to have a separate springer course since we shoot in a separate category anyway. I just hope the variation in the course between the days is enough to make it interesting and they have enough marshals.
400 shooters would be excellent though and with a hotel on site that can accommodate 400 it could feel like it's own little FT village.
If you're involved in the voting Rob, could you ask if it's possible that they set out 2 courses for the springers? day 1 and day 2 - course 1 but varied each day and save the 2nd course for day 3 ?