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Originally delivered on 10/9/2020 3:44 pm

SUBJECT: SAYRA - US Sailing Race Management Course ONLINE

US Sailing Race Management Class - Online

Ever been short staffed Race Committee volunteers for club hosted regattas?

Want to improve the quality of your events and Race Management?

Do you have members interested in taking a Race Official Class?


US Sailing's Basic Race Management Class ONLINE

October 25, 27, 29th from 7-9:30pm ONLINE CLASS

SAYRA Instructors: JD Rosser and Gerry Thompson

REGISTER HERE    OR Questions: email JD 

Also *NEW* Basic Race Management Course TAUGHT by WOMEN for WOMEN

scheduled for Nov & Dec More details here


By encouraging more of your members to become a race officer you’ll be able to ensure the safety of competitors and the race committee and choose courses to give competitors the best possible races. Certified Race Officials are also covered by US Sailing’s Liability Insurance Policy.

ONLINE Basic Race Management Seminar consists of three live 2.5-hour sessions and there is approximately 30-60 minutes of pre-course work required before each session. Also remember that the SAYRA Helen Hanley Fund is available to support the training fees for those that successfully complete the course and receive full certification from US Sailing. More details here. 


What is the Basic Race Management Seminar?

Is for people who have some Race Committee (RC) experience, but newcomers are also welcome. Topics include RC objectives and responsibilities, regatta safety, writing sailing instructions, RC jobs, equipment, setting the course, starting system, starting penalties, before the start, during the race, finishing and scoring.

  • What to Bring: You will need your own copy of The Racing Rules of Sailing.
  • Study Materials: You should answer the Race Management Seminar Study Questions, which will help you find your way around the rule book.

The Club Race Officer certification test, available online at the conclusion of the seminar, is optional. In order to be certified as a US Sailing Club Race Officer, however, you must attend a complete seminar and pass the test, as well as own a copy of The Race Management Handbook and meet the program’s other criteria.


Insurance for Race Officials:  Certified Race Officials are covered by US Sailing's liability insurance policy while they are acting as volunteers for US Sailing. Learn more.