Signing Up for Race Committee Duty
Like last year, Vice-Commodore Jonathan Ahlbrand will be using a private Google Calendar to manage the Race Committee Duty Roster. Click here for the calendar.
On the calendar Jonathan has marked all Racing days as well as Regattas, Holidays, and other events through the end of the season. Race Committee duties will be fulfilled on either a Sunday afternoon or Wednesday evening. As a reminder, racing happens on Sundays Noon to 3pm and Wednesdays 6-9pm (weather permitting).
as in the past, we have 2 paid race committee workers that will be running the races this season. While these are highly competent high school students (seniors graduating this spring), it takes a minimum of 2 people to run the committee boat, start and score the races and there will be days when one or the other will not be available.
From a safety and responsibility perspective, adult club members are necessary to be responsible for a variety of tasks including adjusting the mark settings, staffing the safety boat, rescuing capsized boats and more (defined in the race committee duty guide). In short, we all need to serve our race committee duty.
Please look at the calendar closely. On any race day, you will either see a name of someone that has already signed up for their duty or the words OPEN RC.
OPEN RC are of course the dates that need to be filled. Please select 2 dates (primary and alternative) and e-mail your selections to Jonathan ASAP but no later than May 1st. Jonathan will update the calendar in the order in which he receives the e-mails and will strive to accommodate all requests.
After May 2nd, any empty dates will be assigned to those who did not respond on time and it will be the responsibility of that person to either be there on the appropriate assigned date or find another club member that is willing to trade dates.
The Race Committee Manual
The Lansing Sailing Club has a comprehensive guide to help Race Committee members prepare for and serve on a Race Committee. Click here to see the manual.
Forms Used By Race Committees
Several forms are used by Sunday Race Committees. One is used to record results, another to prepare for transmitting data to the local media. In addition there is a Captain's Checklist to help the Committee double check that it has completed all the tasks necessary. There should be forms available in the Race Committee Supply Box - but if additional forms are needed, they can be printed from one of the following sources.