Race Management – Club Race Officer Course

Location: Cobourg Yacht Club

Have you ever wondered what all those flags on the Race Committee boat mean? The Race Committee can deploy a lot more flags than you will normally see on a Wednesday night, especially when things are not going as planned! Don’t be confused about what is happening at the start of a race, be “in the know”!

This is a great, and rare, opportunity to enhance your sailing knowledge without the hassle of travelling to the GTA!
This course is of interest to:

  • Experienced Race Committee members who want to learn more about Race Management in general and the impact of the changes in the Racing Rules of Sailing;
  • Club Members who would like to join the club Race Committee or support Race Committees at regattas such as the ones held each year in Kingston;
  • New and experienced skippers and crew who want to learn more about Race Committee procedures, the meaning of the less frequently used flags, the options a Race Committee has to deal with problems such as unruly fleets; this is especially relevant if you are planning on attending a regatta outside of CYC.

This two day course is being run by the Ontario Sailing Association at the CYC, the cost is a very modest $77.41, on Saturday and Sunday March 23&24, 2019. . Registration is at 8:30 a.m. the course runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. A simple soup & sandwich lunch will be available for purchase.

Register at https://ontariosailing.ca/racing/regatta-officials/description-qualifications-for-race-officers/race-officermanagement-seminars/ or navigate to the Ontario Sailing Association web-site, select Racing, >>Race Officials, >>Regatta Officials, >>Race Officers, >>Race Officer Training.