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Race Committee

Get on the water with Race Committee! Columbia Yacht Club Race Committee manages fun and exciting races throughout the sailing season.

Join the team today!

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ALL SUMMER!  Wednesday Night Chicago Beer Can Series
June 2-        Colors - W/L & Distance 

June 3-        Colors - W/L

June 24-       MORF - 2 W/L races - on SA7 (ColYC to provide RC Service Group #3)

June 29-       Michigan City Night Race - distance - night start

July 7-         Catalina 30 North American Championship practice race - W/L

July 8-         Catalina 30 North American Championship - W/L

July 9-         Catalina 30 North American Championship - W/L

July 9-         ColYC Casual Race - distance (part of new Westrec / CASRA series) 

Aug 4-         The Columbia Cup - W/L

Aug 5-         The Columbia Cup - distance

Aug 25-       The Leukemia Cup - W/L & distance

Aug 31-         Tri State: Chicago to St Joe - distance - night start

Sept 9-       Commodore Stein Regatta - W/L

Sept 23-       3 Crib Fiasco - distance

  • Who can volunteer for Race Committee?
    • Anyone can volunteer. You can be a member, non-member, young, old, sailor, or non-sailor. There are many positions on the Race Committee that can be filled by a wide variety of people.

  • When and how often do I have to volunteer?
    • You can volunteer at any time during the year. We provide an online sign-up form and you can volunteer for as few as one event per year, although we encourage you to come out at least a few times a year. When you sign up for an event, you do not have to volunteer your entire weekend; you can sign up for one day only of a regatta. Not only can you sign-up for an event but you can also sign up as an alternate; someone we can call when we are short-handed. 

  • How will I know what to do?
    • We welcome all levels of experience. The best way to learn is hands-on. Come on out to an event and one of our experienced Race Committee Members will be happy to teach you the ropes. If you have any more questions or would like to be put on our e-mail list to receive RC information, please contact On Water Director Kurt Thomsen

  • Roles & Responsibilities