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US Sailing One Day Race Management Seminar

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 08:30 to 17:00

This US Sailing One Day Race Management Seminar is sponsored by US Sailing and the Sequoia Yacht Club. It is designed for people who have some race committee experience, but newcomers are also welcome. It will be held at the Sequoia Yacht Club on January 27, 2019 from 0830 to 1700.

Topics include Race Committee (RC) objectives and responsibilities, regatta safety, writing sailing instructions, RC jobs, equipment, setting the course, starting system, starting penalties, before the start, during the race, finishing and scoring.

The principal instructor for the seminar is John Super; John is a US Sailing Regional Race Officer and Judge.  John Christman will help with the teaching; John is a US Sailing  Club Race Officer, National Judge and Umpire. 

At the seminar you will need your own copy of The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 (“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 (discounted membership available during seminar registration process) or purchase one from the US Sailing store ( You will be given a copy of Join the Race Committee Team and other material 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 available online after 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 US Sailing.

Registration is available at the US Sailing web site Registrants will receive a link for online testing in the week before the start of the seminar. Online testing is available for four weeks following the end of the seminar. 

The seminar fee $45 includes lunch and all workshop materials. You must be a US Sailing member to register; a $10 membership discount is available when registering for this seminar. 

Advance registration is strongly encouraged, and the number of participants may be limited.

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