CBYRA and/or US Sailing membership may be required to receive a discounted entry fee for some regattas.
Pre-Season Race Committee Training
Please be certain to mark your calendar for the Race Committee's remaining training events. Tom Stalder will present his popular GPS Training class on Saturday, 19 March. Tom will cover the explanation how GPS positioning works and lead participants in a practical exercise that lets everyone practice navigating around the EYC parking lot.
The annual RC Training Day is set for Saturday, 9 April. We will cover in the morning many of the race committee “basics,” as they pertain to our EYC activities. Following lunch at the Club, we will head out on the water and put to use what we learned in the morning. RC Training Day has been a popular introduction to our activities for new members and an effective way to shake off the winter rust as we head into the new season.
Finally, we’re introducing something new this year. In an effort to help ensure that both race committee and racers are “on the same page” we will convene a Racers Forum on 24 April. The idea is to allow Race Committee to outline race requirements (as defined in the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions) and expectations, and offer racers the opportunity to ask questions of the Race Committee. While the initial thought was to cover the Fawcett’s Friday Night Beer Cans Races, we can include any event in the open discussion.
Why sign up for Race Committee duty? Read what a serious racer, who also is deeply involved in race management, has to say on the subject. If you are an active, retired, or wannabe racer, you might want to consider spending some time on another kind of boat ... the Race Committee boat. Online signup for our busy schedule will be posted soon.
Race Committee Honors Its Own
The annual Race Committee Low Country Boil, held this year on November 8, is a chance for camaraderie and celebration of the season's successes for the many volunteers who make EYC's Race Committee a respected and important race management engine on the Bay and even well beyond. But it's not just about the food. It also serves as the time for recognition of distinguished efforts by individual committee members who have expended time, energy, and skill over and above that which is normally expected.
Although there is still one more event on the 2015 calendar, already a staggering 3,200 hours have been logged by the Race Committee volunteers as a whole this year. That statistic alone is impressive and deserving of thanks to everyone who came out to help throughout the racing season.
Earning special thanks with volunteer recognition awards were Mike Krissoff, recipient of the Bill "Sparky" Cusack Ground Tackle Award, and Steve Weber and Judi Kahan, the first recipients of the new EYC Oustanding RC Volunteer Award.Read more ...