Club Judge Course at BYS
Last Sunday, the Club’s Regatta and Race Management (RRM) subcommittee and BYS hosted a half-day Club Judges Course. This was an Australian Sailing seminar detailing the process by which protest hearings are conducted and adjudicated.
We were very fortunate to have Paul Pascoe (International Judge) and Chris Wilson (National Judge) as our presenters. Both Paul and Chris have extensive National and International sailing pedigrees and their experience served to illuminate the various important aspects of determining the validity of a protest, how to empanel a protest committee, steps involved in hearing a protest, determining the facts of a case and the process by which a deliberated conclusion is reached.
The participants were invited from the volunteer pool that supported the Musto and Opti regattas last season. The RRM proposes running this seminar again and will encourage any interested members to enrol when it’s next advertised. We also plan on conducting a number of mock protest sessions during next season for training (and entertainment!) purposes.
The RRM committee is committed to up-skilling our race management volunteer base by offering these types of educational activities. Not only does this support fair, safe and productive sailing to be conducted by BYS at a club, state and national regatta level and thereby meet the expectations of our membership and outside bodies, it also empowers and develops our volunteer base to ensure best practice is being used and thereby improve the overall conduct of our race management.
A big thank you to BYS for subsidising the cost of the event and providing morning tea and lunch.
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