What’s Up in September

September already?! Wow, the SYSCO series are over, the Beer Can races are complete; but no worries, there are two more regattas in September and one in October!!!

September 9-10: RCYC Long Distance Race
Always popular: this is a two-day event that takes racers downriver to Saint Helen’s on Saturday, an overnight stay on Sand Island with a great party, then race back upriver on Sunday.  Just visit the SailPDX Notice Board to sign up before 7:00 PM on Thursday, September 7. This is a qualifier for the OCSA Participation and Performance Trophy.

September 23-24: PYC Fall Regatta
Here’s another qualifying race for the OCSA Participation and Performance Trophy! Visit the SailPDX Notice Board to register – the earlier the better! We’ve had some great sailing weather, and hopefully it will stay around a little longer!!! The bar at PYC (Portland Yacht Club) will be open both days post-racing for those who want to get together, have a drink or two, and brag or lie about the day’s racing. An all-you-can-eat dinner will be available Sunday for $8.00 per person. The food, drink and party at PYC are always great, so we hope to see you there!

Looking ahead …
Become a US Sailing Certified Judge!
CYC Seattle is hosting Judges Seminar November 4-5

Are you interested in learning more about how protest committees work? Or, becoming a US Sailing Judge?

Judges are responsible for conducting protest and redress hearings when competitors believe there has been a rules breach. Judges also conduct arbitration hearings, enforce Rule 42 (Propulsion) on the water at fleet racing events and consult with organizers and race officers ahead of events to review race documents and procedures. They also improve the quality, consistency, and fairness of racing through proper administration of the Racing Rules of Sailing.

If this sounds of interest to you, this 2-day seminar covers many aspects of judging: rules and requirements for handling protests and requests for redress, techniques involved in running good hearings, writing up protest committee decisions among other aspects.  Cost is $89 and includes breakfast, lunch, beverages, snacks, handout materials and test processing. No prerequisites are required.

Register by Monday October 31. For more information, take a look at the even flyer or contact Wayne Balsiger at webalsiger@comcast.net or 206.370.1601.
Learn more at: http://www.ussailing.org/race-officials/judges/judges-program/
Register today: http://www.ussailing.org/race-officials/find-a-seminar/judge-seminar-calendar/

As always, further details are found on SailPDX  or in your printed 2017 OCSA Racebook.

Cheers, and take advantage of the great sailing weather while it’s still here!
Nicole Sirois
2017 OCSA Commodore

OCSA Membership:

  • For e-membership, go to SailPDX
  • For membership with books, or to purchase 2017 OCSA Course Charts ($2 each):North Sails
    7304 Northeast Martin Luther King Blvd Portland, OR
    (503) 282-4282West Marine
    1176 North Hayden Island Drive Portland, OR
    (503) 289-9822

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