CBYRA and/or US Sailing membership may be required to receive a discounted entry fee for some regattas.
Pre-Season Race Committee Training
EYC will host a US Sailing Advanced Race Management Seminar on 11-12 February, and will be taught by Mark Murphy and Sharon Hadsell. This seminar is required for anyone interested in obtaining either a Regional Race Officer or a National Race Officer certification, but can also be beneficial to anyone interested in learning about the more in-depth race management processes. Note that AYC will host a US Sailing Basic Race Management Seminar on 25 February
Please be certain to mark your calendar for all of the Race Committee's remaining training events. Tom Stalder will present his popular GPS Training class on Saturday, 4 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, 8 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, as part of our on-going effort help ensure that both race committee and racers are “on the same page” we will convene a Racers' Forum on 23 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. We hope you will come join us for this interactive 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 the March and April events will be posted shortly in this space. Please check back.
Team Racing with EYC
If you don’t have a clue what team racing is or want to hear from local experts on what team racing is doing for EYC and other clubs around the Chesapeake Bay, please come to the club and enjoy the Team Racing 2016 Recap on Thursday, January 12, at 7 p.m. This will be a lively panel discussion with sea stories and pictures that tell a tale of growth and interest in our sport or sailboat racing.
EYC will once again host the Keelboat Team Racing Summit to rally yacht clubs from the Chesapeake Bay and beyond to increase this member access activity that so many yacht clubs are embracing across the country. Please welcome non EYC’ers on January 14 as they make the trek to EYC to network and grow interest and participation.