US Sailing Race Officer Course

Are you interested in knowing a lot more about the running races and the rules pertinent to that or interested becoming certified as a US Sailing Race Officer? Club Race Officer is the first level of certification and taking this seminar and passing its test will qualify you for certification.

If you are an OCSA member, pass certification, and are Principle Race Officer (PRO) for a non-Friday OCSA race, OCSA will refund your registration fee.

Note that you do need to be a US Sailing member to be certified. If you are not there is a choice to join at a discounted rate when registering for this seminar.


INVITATION: Presented by US Sailing these two full day workshops on Race

Official training are open to everyone.

DESCRIPTION: Race Officials are sailors like you who volunteer their time because

they enjoy the work and because they believe in the importance of giving

back to the sport. They run races, make umpire calls on the water, hear protests

and redress requests. Online testing for certification is included for each


DATES AND TIMES: Saturday and Sunday January 21 and 22, 2017. The workshops

will be held from 0830 until 1730 hours

SATURDAY: A one day Judge seminar features Charles Macaulay as your instructor

and focuses on the US Sailing Judges Program. Judges are responsible

for conducting protest and redress hearings when competitors believe there

has been a breach of the rules. Judges also conduct arbitration hearings, enforce

Rule 42 (Propulsion) on the water at fleet racing events and consult with

organizers and race officers ahead of events to review race documents and

procedures. The US Sailing Judges Program was developed in 1977 to improve

the quality, consistency and fairness of judging and the administration of the

rules and to provide qualified judges for sailors and race organizers nationally.

SUNDAY: The Race Management Seminar is instructed by Jeffgrey Zarwell,

Charles Rathkopf and Eric Rimkus. Race management topics include ensuring

the safety of competitors and the race committee, choosing courses to give

competitors the best possible races, adjusting the course in response to changing

conditions, starting the fleet, finishing the fleet and scoring the event.

LOCATION: Willamette Sailing Club, 6336 SW Beaver Avenue, Portland, OR

FEE: $55 seminar fee per day includes course materials, online testing, coffee,

water, juice, tea and lunch at the Williamette Sailing Club.

REGISTRATION: Enroll online now as there are only 25 available slots per day.

Saturday January 21 Judges Seminar:

Sunday January 22 Race Management Seminar:

Online registration ends on Monday, January 16 at 2355 (Eastern). Please contact

Craig Daniels for walk-in registration information.

INFORMATION: Contact Craig Daniels at


    Willamette Sailing Club



    6336 S. Beaver Ave
    Portland, OR 97239


    PMB 122, 5331 S. Macadam Ave Ste 258
    Portland, OR 97239


    Business Office: 503-246-5345

    Programming: 503-730-SAIL


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