JSA Event Management Workshop
May 18, 2016  7 – 9 PM at Larchmont Yacht Club

The open roundtable discussion will have a segment that focuses on sharing best practices among clubs to assure success in this year’s junior events, as well as a segment on effective use of the Internet to communicate aspects of your event, and a segment on team racing. Please register for free at this link.

We invite junior program and regatta volunteers from JSA clubs, both veterans and new, to join these discussions, share their experiences and provide a perspective on some of the issues and challenges that that we all face when running a junior event.

Please forward this invitation to those at your club who will benefit from participating in the workshop. Regatta chairs, race officers, regatta committee members/volunteers, junior program chairs, sailing and program directors are all welcome.

The agenda will include:
7:00 to 7:05 Introduction
7:05 to 8:20 Session 1 – Regatta Management and Digitally enabling your regattas
Regatta Management (Cynthia Parthemos, principal race officer, and Sheelagh Thompson, event co-chair for Larchmont Junior Race Week)
– Timeline for success
– NOR and SIs
– Arrival logistics (cars, boats and registration)
– Food, entertainment and housing
– On the water race management
Digitally enabling your Regatta (Gregg Clark, chair of the 2015 JSA Optimist Championship regatta at Riverside YC)
– Principles
– Approach
– Experience
– Lessons learned
– Mobile app or not
8:25 to 9:00 Session 2 – Team racing concepts and race management (Nick Martin, sailing director at Larchmont YC and coach of the Mamaroneck High School sailing team)
Team race concepts
– From the racers point of view
– From an organizers point of view
Team race management
– Organizing and running a team race regatta
– Boat prep
– Rotation schedules