august, 2019

24aug09:0016:00Race Management and Mark Laying Courses

Event Details

The Club is looking to build its pool of volunteers in the lead up to a busy season in 2020/21. RPYC will be involved in three major regattas in addition to the usual regattas the Club runs that season. These regattas will be run over the course of November and January on both the ocean and the river. RPYC has a proud history in running successful events and we want to ensure the regattas in 2020/21 are no different.

Etchells Worlds                                 18th – 27th November 2020 (Ocean)

Australian Youth Nationals           10th – 14th January 2021 (River)

Warren Jones Youth MR               Late January Date TBD (River)

The 24th August will be an opportunity for Club members to broaden their knowledge in either the area of Race Management or Mark Laying or both. We encourage anyone wanting to become a member of the wider volunteer group to come along or even those sailors wishing to extend their knowledge base for their own benefit when out racing. The courses will cover the following areas.

The Race Management course will cover:

  • Starting procedures
  • Racing Flags
  • How a course is set
  • How a start line is set
  • Conduct of a race

Mark Laying Course will cover:

  • Course configurations
  • Equipment used
  • Use of GPS and range finders
  • Flags and procedures
  • Some practical exercises

Course timings:

Saturday 24th August

Race Management Course 0900-1200

Mark Laying Course 1300-1600

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(Saturday) 09:00 - 16:00