SAILING ONE DAY RACE MANAGEMENT SEMINAR
May 17, 2014
Delavan Lake Yacht Club
1501 Cedar Point Drive Delavan, WI 53115
This seminar is sponsored by the US Sailing and hosted by Delavan Lake Yacht Club. It is designed for people who have some race committee experience, but newcomers are also welcome. The seminar will be held at the Delavan Lake Yacht Club at 1501 Cedar Point Drive, Delavan, WI 53115. The seminarwill begin at 0800 and end at 1730.
The topics covered include: RC objectives, RC responsibilities, sailing instructions, RC jobs, RC equipment, setting the course, starting system, starting penalties, before the start, during the race, finishing, and scoring. The changes in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 that affect race management will be discussed.
The principal instructor for the seminar is John Strassman and also joining is Chip Mann from the ILYA.
At the seminar you will need your own copy of The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 (“RRS”). If you are a US Sailing member, you should have received a copy. If you are not a US Sailing member, you can either join US Sailing and get a copy free, or purchase one from the US Sailing store (http://store.ussailing.org/). You will be given a copy of Join the Race Committee Team at the seminar.
To prepare for the seminar you should try to answer the Study Questions, which are available on the US Sailing web site at: One Day Race Management Seminar Study Questions.
The Club Race Officer Certification test, which is given at the conclusion of the seminar, is optional. However, in order to be certified as a US Sailing Club Race Officer, you are required to attend a complete seminar and to pass the test. In order to be certified as a Club Race Officer you will also need to have your own copy of the current US Sailing Race Management Handbook, and meet the program’s other criteria. The 2009 edition of the Race Management Handbook is available from the US Sailing online store.
Registration is available online here:
US Sailing membership is required and non-members can join US Sailing with a Special Introductory 1 Year Membership. Information will be provided when you register online for this seminar.
Additional Information about this seminar and seminar polices is available on the US Sailing website:http://raceadmin.ussailing.org/Course_Calendars/Seminar_Prerequisites.htm
Register online until May 1, 2014.
For further information, contact, Jennifer Herz (847)903-5848 or e-mail at DLYCCommodore@aol.com.
Advance registration is strongly encouraged, and the number of participants may be limited.