This is a recently sanctioned US SAILING One Day Club Judge Seminar with test required for initial certification as a US Sailing “Club Judge.” Some previous protest committee experience is helpful, but not required. The objectives of the club judge program are to improve the quality, consistency and fairness of protest hearings and results at the club level. You will receive a training certificate and depending on your experience, passing the test, etc., you will be eligible to be named an Area F Club Judge or a US Sailing Certified Club Judge. This workshop is useful to competitive sailors even if becoming a judge is not your objective because it will help your understanding of the Part 2 rules, the protest process and participation on protest committees.
The seminar will begin at 0900 and last until approximately 1800. The seminar will concentrate on three areas of development: Part 5 and Appendix M rules (protest procedures), and protest hearings and Part 2 (right of way) rules. Topics in the club judge seminar will include: review of key rules, managing a hearing with proper procedures, deriving a set of facts from testimony, arriving at conclusions, and then applying the correct rules to come to a decision. These will be accomplished with audience participation using presentations and mock hearings. A test with debriefing will be conducted at the end of the day.
The instructors for this workshop will be Rick Mallinson (Senior Judge, CSSA, US SAILING Judges Committee) and Bob Gough (Senior Judge, TSA)
Where: Rush Creek Yacht Club, Heath, TX
Time: Sign in: 0830
Cost: Cost of the seminar is $25.00. This includes handout materials, and test (refreshments and lunch may be paid when you register for $10.00). US SAILING will cover the tuition for young adults (age 18-35) to attend US SAILING Judges seminars. Instructions may be found at: http://donations.ussailing.org/Race_Officialships.htm US SAILING membership is not required to attend this seminar, but the cost for a non-member is $50. A US SAILING Special Introductory Membership (1 year SIM) is available when registering for this seminar. The cost is $45. Membership may be activated by calling the USSAILING Membership Department, 401.683.0800, or by filing out a form with the seminar organizer.
What to Bring: You should bring the current edition of The Racing Rules of Sailing and the US appeals (2013-16_ and ISAF cases (still 2009-12) can be handy.
Online advanced registration is required: http://raceadmin.ussailing.org/Judges/Seminar_Calendar.htm
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