Learning to be a Race Officer Of the Day

This seminar is an opportunity for anyone who has been, or would like to be involved with, running dinghy races at the Club.

As with Dinghy Racing itself, we are all learning.

If you are interested in doing Officer of the Day duties, or helping out in any way, this is a chance to find out what the role involves, and to learn from the experience of other club members. 

If you have already done OOD previously, please come along to use this as a refresher, and to share your experience with others.

We will be going through some of the RYA Club Race Officer material, which is used during the CRO+ seminars, and is part of the training material used for becoming an RYA Regional Race Officer.

Topics will include:

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Preparation for running a race
  • How to plan the course and set up marks
  • Flags and Signals
  • Starting, including Black-Flag starts 
  • Keeping records
  • Finishing, including shortened courses
  • Dealing with Protests and Disputes

We will be supplementing the RYA material with some of our own, so this will be a very practical course.

There will be some interactive questions and small tasks to perform during the evening, so come prepared to get involved!

If you have any prior experience of working as an OOD, please come along to share your ideas and experience with others.

Even if you do not intend to become an OOD, you should still find this course interesting - at the least it would help refresh your knowledge of flags and signals.

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