Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Club and the Race Committee

To host a recognized race within the world of sailing, the race organizer must be part of US Sailing (or the equivalent national authority under ISAF).

A local yacht or sailing club is known as an “Organizing Authority” when it hosts or organizes a regatta.

The Organizing Authority appoints Race Committee. The race committee or organizing authority appoints the Protest Committee.

The race committee plans a regatta, completes paperwork, recruits and trains volunteers, obtains equipment, runs the skippers’ meeting, sets and adjusts the race course, runs starts, records finishes, issues scores, and may participate in protests.

On-the-water activities may be led by a Principal Race Officer, who is a race officer trained and certified by US Sailing (or ISAF).


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