The Beverly Yacht Club Race Committee has been working hard all winter to make sure everything is ready for the 2018 racing season. You’ll notice a few new things this year:
Updated and reorganized Race pages on the BYC website
Completely revised NOR and SI for 2018 (posted in April 2018)
On-the-water Race Committee training aboard Commodores
Revised Race Management Guide/Workbook (posted in April 2018)
Educational Seminars for Racers
I’d like to say a special “Thank you!” to all the members of the BYC Race Committee, for their extraordinary commitment of time and talent, in helping to make our 2018 racing season the best one yet. We had amazing attendance and participation at every one of our five meetings. They are:
Bill Berry, Nanna Buckley, Chris Collings, Susan Ford, Annemarie Fredericks, Wendy Goodwin, Jed Hoffer, Laurie Knight, Niko Kotsatos, Mary Levenson, Mark Lindquist, Tracy McNeil, Susan Mead, Phyllis Partridge, Mary Pierce, Jon Pope, Kathy Reed, Bill Saltonstall, Ed Tiffany, and Susan Vogler.
Since we are all always in fleet building mode, please remember that Crew Finder (located on the Race pages of BYC’s website) can help. Skippers can advertise for crew needed, and crew can advertise their availability and skill level. Several boats last year reported having had good success in building up their teams this way.
And last, but perhaps most importantly, as you ready your boat for the new season, please don’t forget to check that your safety equipment is in good working order, and remember that BYC requires that all racing boats (other than dinghies) monitor VHF c. 72 while racing.
The crews of TIGER TALE and PEREGRINE look forward to seeing you on the line for a spectacular season of racing!
Deborah Bennett Elfers
Race Committee Chair, Beverly Yacht Club