Thursday, June 29, 2006
Retreat Hospital Boardroom (ground floor)
6:30 PM 9:00 PM
Dave Pyron, US Sailing Judge and Umpire will provide us with a refresher on Protests and the Protest Process. We will begin with some Protest Practicals and have lots of Q&A along the way. In addition, we will break out into groups for some mock protests and hearings.
Many of our recent events have raised allot of protest issues...I encourage all to come with questions ready!
Recommended attendees for this event are: Race Chairs, Racing Skippers, New Racers and Crew.
Seating is limited please register at http://www.fbyc.net/ for this event to ensure your place.
David Pyron is a US Sailing Judge and Umpire and is currently finishing requirements for certification as an International Umpire. He began judging in 1997 and since then has volunteered as a judge, umpire, or race officer at over 70 events. He has been Chief Judge at 11 events including the USODA Atlantic Coast Championships at FBYC and the ICSA North American Singlehanded Championships. Other judging highlights include: the US Olympic Team Trials (470s and lasers), USODA (Optimist) National Championships, J29 North American Championships and 10 Race Weeks on the Chesapeake Bay and Whidbey Island. As an Umpire or Chief Umpire David has worked the ISAF Team Race World Championships, Scandia Cowes International Youth Match Race, four US Team Race Championships (Hinman Trophy), as well as ICSA, ISSA, and Opti Team Race National Championships and qualifiers, and various USMRC qualifiers. David has been an assistant instructor for US Sailing Judge and Umpire seminars. David is an active racer out of Hampton Yacht Club and an Engineering Supervisor at Northrop Grumman Newport News.
Please contact Elizabeth Staas with any questions or concerns, 804-897-0282 or firstname.lastname@example.org.