Agenda Introductions Updates Discussion – 2013, 2014 Educational Session Shortening legs Shortening course Appreciation Dinner Details October 30, 2013
Introductions State your name When was the last time you went sailing? (not race committee) October 30, 2013
Volunteer Changes Bob Johnson, Club Race Officer renewal Passed the Safe Powerboat Handling coarse: Christopher Collins Jeffery Cross Joanne Guennewig Karen Kinsey Jason Smith Jennifer Steffler October 30, 2013
On the Water Completed RYF Inter-Committee Challenge Talbot (Laser, Radial, V-15) Autumn Classic (20 HS teams, 2 divisions) Still Going Frostbite Up Next High School Great Lakes (Monroe) Angsten (Monroe) October 30, 2013
Inter-Committee Challenge Race Committee Wins! October 30, 2013
Race Documents for 2014 Agreement on the 2014 process Details being documented Will start with the 2013 documents Primary drafter to be assigned for each event October 30, 2013
Days of Service Sean is keeping this report up to date Contact him with questions We will TRY to order enough awards You can help by signing up for events now and keeping that commitment October 30, 2013
Busy 2013- Lots of People will Qualify 14 Days of Service Appreciation Dinner (free) Shirts for first year, and milestones Appreciation gift 19 Days of Service for non CYC members: Charging Privileges for 2014 October 30, 2013
Sign Ups People Still Needed! Frostbite- Sundays at Belmont HS Great Lakes -November 16 & 17 Timme Angsten –November 23 & 24 October 30, 2013
Advanced Race Management Clinic Milwaukee Yacht Club November 9 and 10 $85 Instructor Hank Stuart Sign Up on US Sailing website Let us know if you are going, maybe we can organize rides, accommodation, etc. October 30, 2013
Advanced Race Management Clinic Chicago Yacht Club Working on dates-January or February 2 full days of work and learning Do the Study Questions! October 30, 2013
Shortening a Leg October 30, 2013 When would you shorten a leg? Race is taking too long. How do you know it’s taking too long? Time the legs – write it down for each fleet.
Who Signals What? If the beat is going to be shorter Leeward Markset shows with intermittent sounds Windward Markset moves to the correct place(s) and deploys yellow marks. October 30, 2013
Who Signals What? If the run is going to be shorter Windward Markset shows with intermittent sounds Leeward Markset moves to the correct place and deploys yellow mark(s) or Finish Line moves to correct place. October 30, 2013
Shortened Course at a Rounding Mark October 30, 2013 120 3 Legs The finish boat must be positioned so that the sailors will go around the course in the usual way, as if they did not know it was shortened.
Shortening Course at a Gate The RC boat that will finish the race displays Sierra with two sound signals. The finish line shall be between the gate marks. (32.2 c) October 30, 2013
Shortened Course at the Gate October 30, 2013 120 2 Legs The finish boat should be positioned to sight between the gate marks, but close enough so that no sailors think they should cross between the boat and a mark. Be careful to keep both marks visible to the sailors. Especially the right gate facing upwind
Shorten a Leg or Shorten Course? 2 sounds Repetitive Sounds Charlie Minus Sierra Yellow Marks Marks do Not Move Changes Course Length October 30, 2013 120 4 Legs
Appreciation Dinner, Saturday Nov. 23 Monroe Station Red Carpet opens at 6:00 Dinner 7:00 Awards 8:00 After party immediately following Black Tie optional Parking – until the lot is full October 30, 2013
Awards Service awards Oscars Special gifts and Awards RC related Trophies will be on display, including the Fido Cup October 30, 2013
Oscars- audience participation is required! Nominations- announced next week Volunteers of the Race Committee will vote online PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP. will tally the results October 30, 2013
And the Categories are Best Picture, 2013 Best Quote Race Committee Volunteer in a Leading Role Race Committee Volunteer in a Supporting Role Most Dramatic Recovery Production Design Best Blog Entry Costume Design Best Cuisine October 30, 2013
Potential Nominees October 30, 2013 Icebreaker, March 23, 2013 Skippers' Meeting at 9:00 followed by postponement for Ice Breaking. After trial and error, the most effective method proved to be doing donuts in the open water, making waves to break and move the ice out of the way. “Never drink until after you have scored” Afternoon-Sonar and 420 Conditions on the lake were not friendly so the sonars sailed in the harbor with the 420s. This led to some interesting starts, roundings and finishes. We also found that there are some shallow objects in the harbor near the docks on the southwest side of the harbor. One of the sonars hit this and had to go back in, luckily for them, there was an extra boat to swap out with. Overall the sonars got 5 races and the 420s got 3 races in. It was a fun day on the water! Icebreaker, March 23, 2013 Skippers' Meeting at 9:00 followed by postponement for Ice Breaking. After trial and error, the most effective method proved to be doing donuts in the open water, making waves to break and move the ice out of the way.
Suggestions for Nominations are welcome October 30, 2013 Submit in person or by phone, fax, email or text to: Janet B or Sean or Lynn Specifics are helpful Written description of the incident or photos
Who’s Invited October 30, 2013 Invitations have been mailed to people with two days or more at the time of mailing. All RC Members and supporters are welcome to attend the dinner and presentations. $25 or 14 days Anyone who appreciates the RC should attend the After Party. Tell sailors.
Next Meeting Wednesday, December 11 October 30, 2013