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 from this presentation from the 2014 US Sailing Leadership Forum, including information on equipment and boats, outside support, and more.