Something else newcomers might not think of- a suitable cradle for transporting the boat in the car. When I first drove some distance with my wood hulled tug in the back of a Cherokee going over Michigan potholes, I near to died listening to the boat going BANG! BANG! on it's pretty but oh so hard display cradle. I now use a transport cradle, looks like a stretcher with wooden sides and blocks of foam rubber to hold the boat. At the lake, it goes into the pretty cradle on top of my folding table.
You can get carried away... the ultimate is a cushioned cradle inside a packing crate. If you travel to regattas, with multiple boats, tool boxes, radios, suitcases, and all the other traveler's detritus, you'll be happy for the protection. Might also need a van!
Go to the Regatta!