AYC Race Officials Symposium Announced
Linda Ambrose, Regatta Manager
Annapolis Yacht Club
invites race officers, judges, and umpires to come to Annapolis on February
23-24, 2019, for a 2-day Race Officials Symposium dedicated to developing and
improving race officiating in sailboat racing. This new event will
address current practices (both RC and PC) and hopefully spark conversations
that will help all clubs and organizations continue to grow our sport.
Our legacy includes some of our sport's best race officials, including legends like Gaither Scott, Ron Ward, and Chip Thayer. They
constantly strove to pass along their passion for sailboat racing and running
excellent regattas. We want not only to focus on the basics-- equipment
management, signaling, setting start and finish lines, setting marks, protest
committees, weather, and most importantly, safety, but also youth events,
communication, and regatta management. We anticipate competitors, coaches, and vendors will attend as we continue the trend of open communication and
collaboration within our sport.
This is not a standardized course, there are lots of those
throughout the country. Rather, we are inviting speakers to come present
unique short sessions on a diverse set of race officiating - targeting the
novice to the expert and all officiating disciplines.
For more information
on the Symposium, including registration, click here: bit.ly/ayc-rosymposium