Pre-Season Race Committee Training
Please be certain to mark your calendar for all of the Race Committee's upcoming training events. Online signup is available to be sure your space is reserved.
Tom Stalder will present his popular GPS Training class on Saturday, 17 March, 9 a.m. - noon. 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, 7 April, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. 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 22 April, 3 - 4 p.m. 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.
Fawcett Beer Can Season Begins May 11
The first gun for the 2018 Fawcett/EYC Friday Night Beer Can racing series is at 1815 on Friday, May 11. Please don't be late!
The series will have 12 races in two halves this year. Race dates are May 11 and 18; June 1, 8, 15, and 22 (Series 1); and June 29, July 20 and 27; and August 10, 17, and 24 (Series 2).
It is not necessary to be a member of a yacht club or of CBYRA to enter and race. Boats usually racing PHRF are eligible to complete with a valid PHRF certificate.
In the spirit of Beer Can racing everywhere, we offer (with a nod of thanks to Scuttlebutt and Latitude 38) the Ten Commandments of Beer Can Racing.