Race Committee Page

 For more info or to notify the Race Committee of changes to the assigned schedule please contact racecommittee@nnyc.org.

Tuesday Night Volunteer Schedule

Wednesday Night Volunteer Schedule

Thursday Night Volunteer Schedule

Holiday/Special Event RC Schedule

Where do I report for RC Duty?

PROTEST FORM (Word Document)

PROTEST FORM (pdf Format)

Welcome you to the RC home page.  If you are interested in getting out on the water and assisting with RC activities while watching sailboat racing from the best seat on the lake here are some of the things we do:

  • Conduct races for NNYC
    • Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening throughout June, July, and August.
    • On the Saturday mornings closest to national holidays such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day
    • Special events such as Inland Scow or Flying Scot regatta
    • Winnebago Races, Transwinnebago, Top-of-the-Lake Invitational
  • Assist in the conduct of events on the lake hosted by other clubs such as the Leukemia Cup and the Trans-Winnebago
  • Operate two boats:  the “Nodaway”, a 26’ Cobia, which is the primary RC boat and the “Lakefly”, a 17’ Center Counsel used as a chase boat to provide assistance to the smaller boats
  • RC duties include:
    • Preparing the RC boats for use
    • Towing race boats out if they require assistance
    • Monitoring the weather conditions, especially wind speed and direction, and thunder storms
    • Setting up the race course using inflatable marks
    • Starting the race(s)
    • Monitoring the fleets during the race(s)
    • Signaling the fleet if course or conduct of race(s) changes
    • Recording protests
    • Finishing the race(s) recording finishing times/order of finish
    • Collecting the course marks
    • Towing race boats in if they require assistance
    • Putting the RC boats away
  • RC crew for a typical race consists of four persons on the “Nodaway” and two persons on the “Lakefly” if it is used.  More is also good.
  • Some of the jobs on the RC boats include
    • Primary Race Officer (PRO) – responsible for all activities of the RC
    • Boat operator – drives the boats as directed by the PRO
    • Spotter/Recorder – records race information, which boats are participating in each fleet, finishing times/order, protests, etc.
    • Signaler – raises various flags as required to signal information to the competitors
    • … and more
  • Experience is required for the PRO and boat operator positions but the other jobs can be taught by the PRO during a race session, no experience necessary.
  • An average session on the RC boat will last approximately 3 to 3.5 hours.  We typically leave the dock near the Neenah Library 1 hour and 15 minutes before the official race start time.  

We’d love to have you join us.  If you’re interested please click here to send a mail to the club and we’ll be in touch.  

And the good news is you don’t have to be a member of NNYC to help on the race committee (although we’d love to have you as a member).