Whether you enjoyed the most recent Green Fleet articles in OptiNews or are looking for ideas on how to run a Green Fleet regatta, then make sure to check out the last three OptiNews Issues.
Certified Club Race Officer, Scott Corder, did a fantastic job of capturing what the USODA looks for in a PRO and a well run Green Fleet regatta in his series of articles published in the Marine Environment, Equipment and Sailor's Stories Issues. With almost mirror-like viewpoints, Scott did an excellent job running the Green Fleet during the four days of the 2013 USODA National Championship. Prior to, during, and after the event, it was clear that Scott agreed and upheld the USODA's Green Fleet policy of participation awards, simple sailing instructions, morning briefs, afternoon debriefs, no black flags, and "mock protests". The USODA commends Scott's efforts to support the USODA Green Fleet policy and maintain a safe, friendly, learning Green Fleet environment while having FUN too.
Scott's articles may be found in the following 2013 OptiNews Issues:
Marine Environment, pages 42-43
Equipment, pages 56-57
Sailor's Stories, pages 56, 57, 59
An example of Scott's Agenda for the Green Fleet Nationals is available by clicking HERE.
If you're interested in the USODA's two page simplified set of Green Fleet sailing instructions (SI's), please visit the the Regatta Hosts section of the website before log-in or simply click HERE.