Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Building Race Management Resources

By Jenn Lancaster - Race Director, Newport Harbor Yacht Club / Lynn M. Lynch - On-the-Water Director, Chicago Yacht Club / Taran Teague - Annapolis Yacht Club

Building race management resources at your club or sailing center requires a significant commitment. Investing time, effort and money in these resources can go a long way in positively impacting sailors' experience on and off the water at your racing events and programs.

Consider these questions when recruiting personnel to join the race committee: 

What challenges do you face trying to get people to join the race committee?
  • Time commitments
  • Lack of skills or knowledge
  • Fear of being judged by their peers
What motivates people to join the race committee?
  • Learn something new
  • Social opportunity. Have fun.
  • Reward / Recognition
  • Obligation
Learn more about other factors for consideration in building race management resources , including information on equipment and boats, outside support, and more.

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