Race Committee Duty

Lake Mohawk Skippers & Crew,

The  2020 racing season is fast upon us and it we are hoping for a great year for sailing.  

Please note the attached DRAFT 2020 LMYC Racing Schedule and RC assignments for the impending season.   I have endeavored to respect scheduling conflicts that have been communicated to me prior to compiling the schedule.    Please review the schedule and if there are any major conflicts that preclude your availability on the assigned date, please attempt to arrange an exchange with another skipper and communicate any changes to me either in writing , or by voicemail.   If unsuccessful in arranging an exchange, or if there is a definitive reason that you cannot perform your RC duty on the prescribed dates, please communicate same to me at the earliest opportunity.

On behalf of LMYC, I thank you all, in advance, for your commitment and support to our club in contributing to a successful 2019 LMYC racing season.  

Fair weather, favorable winds and the best of luck this year.

Race Committee Chair: Gail Miner (973.729.5283, cell 973.222.5222)

Please refer to the Duty Roster posted on the bulletin board for the latest version of this schedule.

See Racing Instructions and Racing Instructions - Signals for details of the duties of the Race Committee 
and how races are to be conducted



Serving as a Race Official is a duty and responsibility of all sailing members.  If you cannot serve your assigned date, you MUST find someone to switch with, or cover the date. 

All changes must be approved by the Race Committee Chair, Gail Miner (973.729.5283, cell 973.222.5222)

Given the later than usual start due to COVID-19 restrictions, our racing schedule has been revised as follows:


                                SPRING SERIES

DATES                     RACE OFFICIAL                                                     EVENT

SUMMER SERIES Jul 05                      T. Mackey Jul 12                      D. Okner Jul 19                      J. Miller             Gabor Cup Regatta   (Lightning Fleet) Jul 26                     P. Anderson Aug 02                    R. Miner  Aug 09                  J. Fleming Aug 16                   H. Jelinek          Marine Base Regatta   (Snipe Fleet) FALL SERIES Aug 23                   R. Cramer Aug 30                   K. Hauck Sep 06                    C. Gill Sep 13                    J. Miller Commodore's Cup   (Sunfish Fleet) Sep 20                    M. Marussich Sep 27                J. Hasselmann Oct 04 H. Jelinek


Please contact Gail Miner should you have any questions.          


The Race Official's duties include:

  • Consult with the Race Committee on the proper course(s) for the day.  The Race Committee consists of the Fleet Captains and the RC Chair.

  • Setting the course buoys in time for a 1:00 pm start, and start on time.

  • Hold Skipper's Meeting, as required, to explain course(s) for the day.

  • Conduct the races according to ISAF regulations, except where amended by LMYC rules.

  • Score each contestant and record results in Race Committee Book.

  • Chair the committee to resolve any protest after the races.

  • Return equipment to storage areas, refueling and covering the RC Boat.

  • Remove garbage, cleaning up, securing hoists and locking up.


  • Race officials, from days when racing is canceled, will be reassigned as needed.

  • All schedule changes must be cleared with the RC Chair, Gail Miner(973.729.5283, cell 973.222.5222)

  • Racing starts promptly at 1:00 pm unless official postponements are necessary.

  • Regattas are sailed during regular racing but scored separately.

  • The Race Committee is composed of the RC Chair and the Fleet Captains.