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Regatta Committee Corner

Regatta Committee Corner

The Regatta Committee is responsible to organize and supervise all racing activities of Club sponsored regattas. The Regatta Committee focuses on building teams of IHYC member volunteers to organize and run the racing, called the Race Committee (RC).  There are a number of roles on RC:  Principal Race Officer (PRO), mark setter, wind reader, line sighter, scorer, sounder, spotter/recorder, signaler, timer, boat operator and more.

Whether you sail or not, you can get out on the water, perform one of the RC roles, enjoy watching a regatta up close, and spend time with old and new friends.  If you can raise a flag, countdown from either 5 or 3 minutes, and spot and record sail numbers from near and far, then you can participate on RC.  For those who sail, RC provides you a perfect vantage point to pick up racing tactics, understand the signals, refine your racing rules knowledge, and give back to your fellow sailors.

Be a part of the exciting regattas hosted by IHYC for junior sailors, one designs, classic yachts and our champions.  This year, we have a number of regattas that you can be a part of and further expand on your IHYC experience.  Let's show how IHYC not only has expertise in sailing, but can also organize and execute high quality, well-run regattas with top notch Race Committees.  

Here's how to get involved with Race Committee:

1. Review the following Regatta and race Committee documents for 2016 regatta Committee    
    Schedule, Principle Race Officer (PRO) assignments, Race Committee Descriptions:
       a. 2016 RC Season Schedule
       bRace Committee Team & Assignments - function overview

2. Learn more about each regatta from this overview document or visit the regattas listed   
    under the Regatta tab.

3. Tell us about your Race Committee experience and which dates you are available by clicking on  RC Sign Up Form

Once you have entered your details and clicked on Submit, you will see a confirmation page with a link. Be sure to click on that link to enter the dates you are available. If you forget, you can access the signup sheet for RC dates here. Type your name directly into a box on the spreadsheet for the date you are available and press Return (It's that easy!). Please select 3 dates.

Once you have entered your information, the Regatta Chair will notify you when you are confirmed for dates(s) selected. The Regatta Chairman will also assign the various roles. Those with less experience will be assigned with those with experience so everyone can participate!

IMPORTANT! When you are confirmed for a date and your schedule changes it is YOUR responsibility to find a replacement and notify the Regatta Chair.

Twilight reporting time is 1730, YRA Sunday 1230, Weekday events may be all day. Make sure to see Schedules for additional times

Thank You! And see you on board!    

4. Learn More about each Regatta - Racing Event Description

            Regatta Chairman:  Mark Williams: regatta@indianharboryc.com 

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