Race Officers

Certification Programs

CLUB RACE OFFICER

  • Attend an approved US Sailing one day (club level) or advanced (two day) race management seminar;
  • Pass the one day (club level) or the advanced (two day) race management test

REGIONAL RACE OFFICER

  •  Attend or be the primary instructor at an approved US Sailing advanced (two day) race management seminar, or complete a World Sailing IRO seminar;
  •  Pass the US Sailing advanced race management objective test at the Regional or National level, or pass the World Sailing IRO test [not required for people who have been the primary instructor at a US Sailing advanced (two day) seminar].

NATIONAL RACE OFFICER

  • Attend or be the primary instructor at an approved US Sailing advanced (two day) race management seminar;
  • Pass the US Sailing advanced race management objective test at the National level [not required for people who have been the primary instructor at an advanced (two-day) seminar];
  • Take and successfully pass the National Race Officer Problem Solving Test (PST) (note that the test graders do not know whose PSTs they are grading).

SEMINARS FOR RACE OFFICERS

Race Committee 101

90-minute talk & PowerPoint that takes beginners through basic race committee concepts such as types of boats and racing, the purpose and duties of the race committee, equipment and jobs of the race committee, and what to expect out on the water.

“RC 101” is not a training course, but it does provide an overview of race committee functions for those who are interested in learning more. The course is designed to be used in conjunction with US Sailing’s Join the Race Committee Team! booklet, and can be presented by Club Race Officers and other RC officials. Please email Race Administration or call 401-342-7900 for assistance.

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. The credentials for downloading RC 101 are below.
    They are NOT your US Sailing member ID and password.Accessing US Sailing’s FTP Site
    USERNAME: RC101    PASSWORD: Cl@ss
  2. Be sure to download the file before opening it.
    Do not open it from the FTP site.

This will take you to the RC 101 folder, from which you can download the PowerPoint file.

You should also download:

  1. the Instructor Guide (in Word)
  2. the Slide Notes and Schedule (in Excel)
    for use with the presentation.

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A 3rd party FTP program is required to do the upload – the native built in Mac tools have limited functionality and are not sufficient to perform this upload task. So you need to get an FTP focused program such as FireFTP from Mozilla, in addition to their Firefox browser to gain full access to the ftp site using your Mac.

Article about free FTP clients for Mac users (current January, 2014)