December 11, 2013 - Full RC

Report
RC Update Meeting
December 11, 2013
Agenda
Introductions
Updates
Plans for 2014
• Sign up for subcommittees
Educational Session
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Race Management Resources
Certification programs
•December 11, 2013
Introductions
State your name
• What is the longest time you ever
spent on the water?
•December 11, 2013
Volunteer & Staff Changes
• Nick Bakken got a promotion at work!
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Moving to Reno
Will be back for some events
Thanks CYC for great experience
•December 11, 2013
On the Water
Completed
• High School Great Lakes
• Timme Angsten
• Frostbite
•December 11, 2013
Winterized Equipment
24 420s -with the help of the high school kids, de-rigged
and back from Monroe
4 Sonars -pulled, powerwashed and trailered to Chicago
Yacht Yard
12 RIBs pulled, powerwashed, -pretty ice sculptures
around the bottoms as we were doing it! engines winterized
3 RC boats -up the river to Chicago Yacht Yard because
the ramps were iced. Shrinkwrapped on Saturday, just
before the snow
Kay Baxter -pulled and is on the patio where she got all
prettied up before her trip south
•December 11, 2013
Steering Committee Actions
Policy for Charging Privileges for 2014,
no changes
Process for SC minutes to get them on
the website more timely
Lots of time discussing 2014
•December 11, 2013
And we had a party
Service Awards
Olof Andersson
Nancy Arnold
Nick Bakken
Janet Baxter
Cathy Bradley
Gaetan Charest
Melissa Cipra
Christopher Collins
Darcy Cook
Janet Crabb
Collein D'Agostino
Jill Danly
Nikki D'Ottavio
Sean Ellis
Lisa Gable
Helle Getz
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Jeff Glowski
Chuck Goes
Joanne Guennewig
John Hill
Bob Johnson
Mary Judd
Lloyd Karzen
Tom Keegan
Karen Kinsey
Rachel Levine
Stephanie Levine
Rick Lillie
Lynn Lynch
Elissa Magnatowski
Tim McCarthy
Karen McLane
Jane McMillan
Chris Mitchell
Mary MurphyMcCarthy
Chuck Nevel
Debbie Norris
Bob Nutter
Cathy Pitzaferro
Michelle Rest
Mimi Rose
Ellen Sanpere
Amy Schwartz
Jerry Sebold
Tim Shambrook
Nancy Sindelar
Scott Souders
Red Carpet
Oscar Winners
Most Dramatic Recovery: Helle's iPad
Best Production Design: Erik's Booklet
Best Blog Entry: NOOD, Erik
Best Costume Design: Maleficent, Darcy Cook
Best Cuisine: Robin's Coffee Cake
Best Picture: Kris H, It's going to be a long race
Best Performance in a Leading Role: Bob J, 47 days
Best Performance in a Supporting Role: Helle calling
all the volunteers
Best Quote: “Never leave the wheel when you are
driving.” - blogged by Joanne G
Best Director: On the Water Director, Lynn,
presented with a Director's Chair
•December 11, 2013
The Awards
Sad Race Committee Diaries
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usPc
EbOqqmc&feature=youtu.be
•December 11, 2013
Thanks for a Great Time!
2014
•December 11, 2013
2014- Janet’s Focus Areas
• Excellent Race Management
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Training
Experience out of area
De-briefs and mentoring
Great Race Documents
• Have fun
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If I have fun, I’ve been successful
•December 11, 2013
2014- Janet’s other areas of interest
• Decrease Staff on the Water
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Need more volunteers
• Continued work on Communications
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Website, Sean’s Newsletter
Meetings,
other?
• Zero Tolerance for illegible or
unmatched sail numbers
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Low tolerance for Belmont Beer Can
•December 11, 2013
2014
Undecided:
• Blog
• Blue Star Awards
• Theme (if any) for Appreciation
Dinner
•December 11, 2013
Key Dates
Strictly Sail: Jan. 23 -26
Potluck Dinner, Sat Feb. 15
Adv. Race Mgmt Seminar: March 1, 2
NOOD: June 6, 7, 8
Mac Starts: July 18, 19
T-10 NAC and Offshore Verve: Aug 6-10
Inshore Verve: Aug 22-23
Sheldon Clark: Sept. 13
Appreciation Dinner: Nov. 22
•December 11, 2013
Key Dates?
Refresher: April 26?
•December 11, 2013
2014 Tasks
• Primary Race Committee Contact
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Each Event or Series
One person for each event
• Sub-Committees- Chair & Team
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Race Documents
Social
Policies
Training
Communications
•December 11, 2013
Primary Race Committee Contact
• Be the Contact with the OA
• Write or Coordinate the Race Doc’s
• Manage race committee activities
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Recruit volunteers
Weather
Consistency from race to race
Amend Race Doc’s
Verify scoring - correct and timely
•December 11, 2013
Primary Race Committee Contact
spring frostbite
high school spring events
Vlad Kobal 5/3
RYF
MSBC
BBC
Commodores Cup 8/16
NOOD 6/6
Hamilton Cup 6/27
NACC 8/1
T-10 NAC 8/7
Verve Offshore 8/8*
Verve Inshore 8/23*
Sheldon Clark 9/13
Talbot 9/27
high school fall events
Angsten 11/22
•December 11, 2013
Rick Lillie
Rachel Levine
Jane McMillan
Rick Lillie
* Prefer to have one
person to attend Verve
Committee Meetings
Sub Commitees
You may sign up for zero, one or two
Sub Committees. No more*
There may be additional projects that
do not fit into a Sub- Committee
* Except Janet, who is ex-officio on all
•December 11, 2013
Race Documents for 2014
• Agreement on the 2014 process!
• We started with the 2013 documents
• Primary drafter to be assigned for
each event
Goal: NORS by January 1
Chair: Lynn Lynch
•December 11, 2013
Social
• Parties
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Potluck
Refresher
Mid Summer
Appreciation Dinner
Others?
• Other activities
Chair: tbd
•December 11, 2013
Policies
• Revisit All Documents from 2013
• Update
Chair: tbd
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Training
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Select topics for training
Organize training units for Refresher
Organize newbie training
Assist with Educational Sessions
Attend training sessions
Prepare training materials
Deliver training
Chair: tbd
•December 11, 2013
Communications
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Website
Other Forms and Documents
Recruiting
Other?
Chair: tbd
•December 11, 2013
Race Documents for 2014
• Agreement on the 2014 process!
• Will start with the 2013 documents
• Primary drafter to be assigned for
each event
Goal: NORS by January 1
•December 11, 2013
EDUCATIONAL SESSION RACE MANAGEMENT RESOURCES &
CERTIFICATIONS
•December 11, 2013
Race Management Resources
Each Other
RC Chair or Race Officer
Google it on your Phone
US Sailing Website
ISAF Website
•December 11. 2013
ISAF – International Sailing Association
• Promotes of Sailing internationally
• Sailing at the Olympic Games;
• Racing Rules of Sailing & other
regulations
• Trains judges, and other officials;
• Represents Sailing to the IOC
•December 11. 2013
ISAF – International Sailing Association
www.sailing.org
•December 11. 2013
US Sailing Race Administration Office
Judges
Umpires
Rules
Classification
Measurement
Race Officers
Staff Director: Matthew Hill
•December 11. 2013
US Sailing Race Management Committee
Chair: Mark Foster
• Promotes race management
• Manages the training and certification
of all levels of race officers
• The Training and Certification SubCommittee develops and maintains
the training program
•December 11. 2013
RM Resources
• Documents on scoring & race
documents
• Race Management Handbook
• Forms, Diagrams, Equipment
• Scoring Programs
•December 11, 2013
Area Race Officers
Area K
•December 11, 2013
Certifications
Optional
Certified Race Officer
club, regional, national
Certified Safe PowerBoat
Certified Safety Rescue and Mark Set
•December 11. 2013
The more we know, the more fun we have.
Ever thought about learning enough to
be a race officer? For personal
achievement? Have more fun?
The opportunity is yours, if you wish.
Here’s what’s involved
•December 11, 2013
US Sailing Certification
Race Officer program began in 1982
Judge Program 1970’s
Powerboat Program much later
Managed by US Sailing
Recommends only the best to ISAF
•December 11, 2013
Goals of the Race Officer Program
• Improve the quality of race
management
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racing is more enjoyable for all
• standardize RM practices,
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less confusing for the competitors
• Provide structured training for
upgrading the skills of race officers
• Identify the most qualified active race
officers throughout the country
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Goals of the Race Officer Program, con’t
• Help event organizers utilize highly
qualified and certified race officers
• To provide coverage under US
SAILING general liability insurance to
certified race officers
•December 11, 2013
Types of Race Officers • Club –
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about 600 nationally
• Regional –
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about 100 nationally
• National –
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about 30
• International (through ISAF) –
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about 17 US officials
•December 11, 2013
To Become a Certified Club Race Officer
• 18+ years old
• Current US Sailing member
• Own 2 books:
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Join the RC Team and
Race Management Handbook
• Some racing experience
• Taken and passed US Sailing basic
race management seminar
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Club Race Officer – What it Takes
• Serve twice in each position and 4
times as PRO with variety of fleets
and formats
• Show skills and Outstanding personal
character to be recommended by RC
Chair and Rear Commodore and
approved b y the ARO
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Club Race Officer – What it Takes
Finally – the hard part –
• “The personal conduct of Race
Officers must be above reproach at all
times, before, during and after an
event. Race Officers must be mature,
temperate, moderate in their use of
alcohol, especially careful of
medications, and in full control of
their faculties.”
•December 11, 2013
The positions:
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Signaller (flags)
Sounder (gun-horn-whistle)
Timer (human Ollie)
Spotter/Recorder (accurate observer and
note taker)
Boat operator (markset or signal boat)
Marksetter (anchor yanker)
Line Sighter (starts and finishes)
Wind Reader (amateur micrometeorologist)
Scorer (RRS and SI scoring rules)
•December 11, 2013
SOARS
• Required use of SOARS:
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maintain, at least annually, a record
of their race management activities in
SOARS, the US Sailing on-line
automated reporting system.
• Ussailing.org and Log In
•December 11, 2013
SOARS
•December 11, 2013
Soars
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CYC process
• If you are interested, let us know
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Assignments
Training
Coaching
• When you meet the Requirements
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•Decmber 11, 2013
Complete the form
Attach your test scores
Prepare your recommendation letters
Send to the Race Chair- SC will
discuss
Next Meeting
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•December 11, 2013
Sign up for Sub Committees & PRCC Now
Then you are dismissed
Race Documents Sub Committee
Lynch,
Rick Lillie,
Joanne Guenewig,
Shawn O'Neil,
Nick Bakken,
Russ Burke
Janet Baxter
Social Sub Committee
Policies Sub Committee
Training Sub Committee
Communications Sub Committee

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