Race Committee


For those that think they know and those that know they don't know!

Charleston will be a busy harbor this Spring and Summer with so many sailing events. Everyone should feel confident to be able to relax and enjoy themselves on the water. Brush up on your skills or learn something new as we cover the basics of Race Committee.

This event will be in a workshop format with an overview of Race Committee led by local experts. We will cover what to do leading up to and at the event. Then through two breakout sessions we'll dive deeper into specialty area. The event concludes with a 'dry' mock regatta.

Come with your experiences or questions!

Event Details

When: Sunday, March, 25th

Time: 2:00 - 6:00 pm

Where: Carolina Yacht Club (upstairs of the North Property)

Cost: FREE

For: Anyone who is interested in Race Committee

Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Carolina Yacht Club is graciously hosting this free event! Thank you CYC!

Break Out Sessions

Signal Boat

A top to bottom overview of the signal boat. Start with how to run check-in, review the flags and when to use them, the timing of the starts and who should be doing what.

Mark Boat

Find the secret of how to be ready to drop a mark where your PRO will want it. Go over how to securely tie lines and senteniles to your mark. Learn how to drop and retrieve marks without issue to your prop.

Safety Boat

A critical and thankfully under utilized piece of race committee. Learn how to approach people on the water and properly right boats.

Recording/ Scoring

What to write on that piece of paper they give you? And why? We'll discuss how to record roundings, finishes and all the other important information of the race. A brief overview of the scoring programs.

Please take a moment to RSVP for our Race Committee Tune-Up. This will allow the organizers and Carolina Yacht Club to plan appropriately. Check off which areas that you are interested in, these are not binding, just helping us plan. We ask that you please sign-up by March 18th (a week before the event).

To sign-up just click on this link and fill out the quick form. See you in March!


Can't wait until March 25th? Here are some links to various race committee articles and sites.


This event is not sponsored by any group or US Sailing. It was organized with the intent for people to build confidence in their roles on the water. This will allow for everyone to have a great time while putting on great races. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.

Tommy Harken Lyn Swan Brian Swan Sarah Ashton

Grayson Carter JD Roser Becky Royal