Race Officers

RC 101

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.


  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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