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Chicago Yacht Club Race Committee Saturday, April 5 , 2014. Agenda . Introductions CYC RC Overview Updates, plans for 2014 Safety Educational Sessions- break out Share what we Learned Wrap Up Exercise. Introductions . State your name
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Chicago Yacht Club Race Committee Saturday, April 5, 2014
Agenda • Introductions • CYC RC Overview • Updates, plans for 2014 • Safety • Educational Sessions- break out • Share what we Learned • Wrap Up Exercise
Introductions • State your name • Tell us one thing that you’d like us to know about you • There will be a chance to share more later.
Getting to know you Stand up if…
2014 Steering Committee • Janet Baxter • Jill Danly • Helle Getz • Karen Kinsey • Rick Lillie • Lynn Lynch TBD • Race Coordinator: Sean Ellis
Professional Staff Dwight Jensen, General Manager Jill Dedinsky, Belmont Manager & Chef Chuck Nevel, Keelboat Director Scott Souders, Marine Superintendent Bobby Collins, Sailing School Director Flag Officer: Leif Sigmund, Rear Commodore
Chicago Yacht Club Founded in 1875 to encourage and promote the sport of yachting, yacht building, and to conduct world class sailing competitions and yachting activities. 2 stations: Belmont, Monroe
Chicago Area CYC’s Race Committee is the largest with the most resources. We run the most events CYC runs races for boats from all Chicago Harbors and all clubs Share resources for large events
US Sailing • Represents US sailors to the international federation, ISAF • Selects & Trains US Olympic and Paralympic Sailors • Members of US Sailing are: • Clubs & Community Sailing Programs • Class Associations • Individuals
US Sailing • Certification Programs for • Sailors • Race Officers • Judges and Umpires • Other Officials • Produces standard texts and guidelines
International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Publishes the Racing Rules of Sailing Certifies International Officials Runs the Sailing Events at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Runs the Sailing World Cup
Janet’s Mission as RC Chair To provide safe, fair and fun competition for CYC members and their guests, and in so doing, to retain and attract members.
What is “One Design?” All the boats are of one design AND are maintained to keep them all the same Each One Design Class has a unique set of rules that govern this. Usually the rules are managed on the Honor System.
CYC’s Race to Mackinac 300 plus boats 333 miles long, about 3 days RC needed for starts and the island
Kinds of Racing at CYC Frostbite (dinghies) Beercan Racing Yachts Fleet (RYF) Offshore –distance or buoys One Design Offshore One Design Championships High School or College Events Disabled Sailors
Wind Everything in a sailboat race is about the wind Figure out where it’s from Notice when it is changing.
To Add Value to Your Team • Be Dependable • Stay Flexible • Learn • Pay Attention • Anticipate Changes • Enjoy yourself
Learn Flags and Sounds Mark Setting Wind Line calling Timing Recording Radio Procedures Scoring Navigation and GPS Rules and Procedures
Eventually? • Boat Operator • Race Officer • Judge • Regatta Chair
Typical Day (but each one is unique) Sign up to help- use the website Arrive on time (usually around 8:30) Check in at the RC Room downstairs Attend the morning meeting and confirm your assignment Spend the day on the water Stow equipment, complete scoring Debrief at the bar
Ask for Help Website: ChicagoYachtClub.org Sean Ellis, Race Coordinator Janet Baxter, Race Committee Chair
RC Update Saturday, April 5, 2014
Staff and Volunteer Changes • Lynn Lynch, moving • St. Francis Yacht Club • San Francisco • Volunteers?
On the Water: Miami Virginia Long Sail Training Service & Support Award to honor individuals who, through their efforts, unselfishly assist and enable a sailing program or sailing instruction in a supportive role. Recipients of this award are those whose outstanding efforts enable and support excellence and safety in sailing instruction and/or programs, but do not necessarily teach themselves. ….who provide the background support to help establish, sustain, or improve sailing education programs and instruction in the United States.
Steering Committee Actions Figured out the Schedule ALL are on the CYC calendar Renamed PRO to PRCC Created Sub Committees Approved 2014 Policies • April 5, 214
Key Dates NOOD: June 6, 7, 8 Mac Starts: July 18, 19 NACC: Aug 1-4 T-10 NAC and Offshore Verve: Aug 6-10 Inshore Verve: Aug 22-23 Midwest Optimist Champ: Sept 5-7 Sheldon Clark: Sept. 13 Etchells North Americans: Sept 18-21 Appreciation Dinner: Nov. 22
New for 2014 • Primary Race Committee Contact • Each Event or Series • One person for each event • Sub-Committees • Race Documents • Social • Policies • Training • Recruiting • Communications
Primary Race Committee Contact • Be the Contact with the OA • Write or Coordinate the Race Doc’s • Manage race committee activities • Recruit volunteers • Weather • Consistency from race to race • Amend Race Doc’s • Verify scoring - correct and timely • Post amendments, verify scoring, etc.
Race Documents for 2014 • We are way behind! • We are working on it • Goal: NOR published and SIs drafted 90 days before the event • Spring events are done • Late on almost all through July • New Chair: Joanne Guennewig
Social • Parties • Tonight! • Mid Summer 7/16 • Appreciation Dinner 11/22 • Others? • Advise Steering Committee on social matters • Chair: Helle Getz
Policies- revisited each for 2014 • Uniforms, apparel • Days • Assignments • Conduct • Contact List • Rewards & Recognition • Chair: Helle Getz
Training • Figure out who needs what training • Provide materials • Present at RC meetings • Modules for the Refresher • Advise Steering Committee on training matters • Chair: Janet Baxter
Recruiting • Members, • Racers and other Sailors, • Juniors, • etc. • Work with Communications & Steering Committees • Chair: Rick Lillie
Communications • Website content • Messages to RC • Blinker Articles • Other Outreach • Chair: Karen Kinsey
Documents • Revisit All Documents from 2013 • Update as needed • Chair: Jill Danly
Zero Tolerance The RC will protest boats that break Rule 77 77 Identification on Sails A boat shall comply with the requirements of Appendix G governing class insignia, national letters and numbers on sails.
Also, in case you are wondering We have not ordered Blue Star awards Blog is dormant
Volunteering Volunteer- up to 139 points Member – 140 points and up Charging Privileges – 190 point and up
The Points • Frostbite – am or pm 7 points • all day – 10 points • Offshore, RYF, Regattas- 10 points • Beercan- 7 points • Land and other- 5 to 10 points,\ • depending on hours • Meetings- 5 points • Refresher-10 points
Safety • Chain of Command • First “responder” • Assess • React • PRO is lead in all situations except for a imminent life threatening situation
Safety • Safety Assets on the Water • Carrier – AED, oxygen, first aid kit, bolt cutters, tools • Vannena, Argo, Mac, Latham – first aid kit, bolt cutters, tools • Kay Baxter – first aid, tools