This past Saturday, FBYC hosted an all day (literally) seminar for those wanting to keep up with the new rule changes, to recertify as a club race officer, or to become certified as a new club race officer. The seminar was well attended with folks from NYCC, HYC, RRYC, Kingsmill, and FBYC. Of the 27 registered, 15 were from FBYC...that's impressive. We were instructed by the team of John McCarthey (supervised by Lin McCarthey) and Jerry Thompson pictured below. It's great to be part of a racing program that values and supports, informed and efficient race officers. Thank you to all that participated - 2017 is going to be a great year.
Saturday, January 21st, 2017 @ 8am – 5pm
John McCarthey, National Race Officer and Regional Judge, will conduct USSailing's One Day Race Management seminar upstairs in the FBYC clubhouse, on Saturday January 21st with a continental breakfast beginning at 8am and catered lunch provided.
The cost is $60 (requires a USSailing membership). Registration will be available on the USSailing website beginning on November 1st and concluding on January 16th. Registration link.
There are seven current FBYC members who are a certified club race officer or better and many others who were once certified race officers but have allowed their certification to lapse. This course is an opportunity to begin the race officer certification process or to ...
One amendment has been posted to the One Design General Notice of Race. This had largely been the practice in past years and we only just realized it had not been included in the actual NOR. We appologize for any confusion this has caused.
Section 2.7 has been added:
2.7 Separate starts will be offered to fleets of 3 or more like boats. Minimum 3 boats are required for the event to qualify for series scoring. Classes with fewer than 3 boats participatipating in any race day will be started and scored together as a Portsmouth class.
Posted 5/17 2300
One Design Division Commander
This Saturday, April 30th at 2PM on Fanny’s Back Porch, a beginners’ Race Committee Training class will be held. We’re using US Sailing’s, ‘Join the Race Committee Team’ pamphlet as a guide, supplemented by the other material that the club has put together over the years. The goal is to provide enough information and handouts so that members and others who participate, understand and can fulfill each RC function before, during and after an event – with zero stress. It’s a two-hour functional class covering each RC position and how each role fits into the overall race management objective.
I noticed this Saturday morning that the sign-up list for Rob Overton's Winter Program on Rules (Wed. eve, March 25) is woefully lacking in participation. This post is to encourage everyone who has yet to sign-up to do so.
Anyone who thinks they have complete command of the rules is simply wrong. I've been a student of the rules for 35 years and I find myself continually amazed at what I don't know. A seminar, such as what is planned for Wednesday from one of our sport's leading experts, is a wonderful opportunity to increase your knowledge of this perplexing subject. I hope to see everyone there.