On March 7th, 2015, Edgewater will host a one day Club Race Management Seminar. Lunch is included.
Whether you are looking to become a certified race official or a serious club racer, you should attend this seminar. Your knowledge of what happens on the committee boat will make you a better sailor and a better racer.
Instructor: Hank Stuart
Host: Tim Yanda
Race Officers are in charge of racing on the water. Their duties include ensuring the safety of competitors and members of the race committee, choosing courses to give competitors the best possible races, starting the fleet adjusting the course in response to changing conditions, finishing the fleet and scoring the event.
Topics include RC objectives and responsibilities, writing sailing instructions, RC jobs, RC equipment, setting the course, starting system, starting penalties, before the start, during the race, finishing, and scoring.
The Club Race Officer certification test, which is available online at the conclusion of the seminar, is optional. However, in order to be certified as a US Sailing Club Race Officer you must attend a complete seminar and pass the test, as well as own a copy of The Race Management Handbook and meet the program’s other criteria, which are available at the Race Officer Certification section of the US Sailings web site.
Lee Jay Karns – Commodore – Cleveland Sailing Association