Clubs that are hosting junior regattas in the JSA of LIS region this summer are invited to the annual Event Management Workshop on Wednesday April 16, 7 – 9 pm at Larchmont Yacht Club.
Our featured speaker is Steve Purdy, a long time racing sailor currently serving as the US Sailing Area B Race Officer. He is certified as a Regional Race Officer and Race Management Instructor. Steve will share best practices for the on-water portion of your junior event, including activities of the Principal Race Officer, support boats, etc. He will also provide examples of how the US Sailing Race Officer training and certification may enhance the success of junior regattas.
Clubs hosting regattas should send at least one member your event team so your club is represented – regatta chairs, race officers/volunteers, junior program chairs or committee members or sailing director will get real value from participating at this workshop.
Participants may register for free at this link.
Pam Toner, co-chair of the annual two-day Invitational Regatta hosted by Pequot Yacht Club, will review the responsibilities of the typical sub-committees for a junior event, and discuss the coordination required between the land-activity chair and the primary race officer.
Pam is also the recent chairperson and long-serving board member of the JSA of LIS and past junior sailing chair at Pequot Yacht Club. She will coordinate the workshop and guide the open discussion among participants to assure success for junior events.
The JSA regatta committee will provide recommendations from review of last summer’s regattas, the updates to the NOR and SI templates for JSA sanctioned events, and specific tips for running Optimist, Pixel, Club 420 and Laser events.