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Kieler Woche - Judge's University

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Paul Zupan
Nationality: United States of America
Certifications:
  • International Judge
  • National Judge
  • Regional Umpire
Kieler Woche has registered over 1900 boats and some 4000 competitors from 60 different countries. And because of the size of the event, the International Jury is comprised of 28 judges and umpires. With so many talented and experienced judges and umpires in one place, this jury has established the practice of conducting daily briefings and meetings intended to further the education of all involved. The eight national judges attending the event seeking recommendations for international judge certification receive special attention with a 45 minute session starting at 0800 every morning. Then the full panel gets together at 0900 for another 45 minutes of briefings and expert presentations.

The practice started three years ago and focused on best practices in protest procedure, due process, CAS, etc. Last year the jury focused on cases and associated rules, and this year is focusing on jury and race committee function on and off the water.

On the first day, the full panel of judges heard from Chief Judge Douglas Sloan, USA, IJ/IU, who addressed jury preparation before the event, jury operations at the event, expediting hearing process and enhancing relationships with the race committee. Ron Barak, ISR, IJ/IRO/IM, discussed the roles of the jury in comparison to those of the race committee and how those roles coexist. Specifically Ron identified areas of friction and how the judges can both assist the race committee and maintain its independence.

On the second day, the General Judge's Training had two presentations:
  1. Adrian Bauder, SUI, IJ/IU, presented RRS 2 and 69 and the supporting materials for analyzing Sportmanship and Misconduct issues.
  2. Paul Pascoe, AUS, IJ/NRO, presented RRS 69 and how it is applied to Support Persons, specifically the changes recently implemented in the RRS.
The NJ training is being moderated by Mathias Rebholz, GER, IJ/NU and Manuel Ken Gamito, POR, IJ. The first day of training covered hearing procedures including what is expected when chairing hearings for an international jury, the narrowing of questions to the competitors during hearings and and how to scribe during the hearing.

On the second day, the NJ training session included two presentations:
  1. On the water positioning for RRS 42 by Michal Jodlawski, POL, IJ/IRO. Michal covered issues mostly relating to the Laser Class as the Laser Radial Men's World Championship is happening simultaneously with Kieler Woche.
  2. Manuel Ken Gamito, POR, IJ, presented Cases 50 and 110 and how they are applied by the International Jury.
All presentations are stored as documents with the event so the participating judges will have access to them after the event.
Created: 18-Jun-17 09:09

Comments

Marcello Montis
Nationality: Italy
Certifications:
  • International Race Officer
2
would it be very useful to read these documents; is it possible to download them?
thank you in advance
Marcello Montis
IRO/NRO Italian sailing Federation
training responsible for FIV II District
Created: 18-Jun-18 09:04
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Paul Zupan
Nationality: United States of America
Certifications:
  • International Judge
  • National Judge
  • Regional Umpire
0
The presentations are available to all of the judges at the event through the Event Management Panel. I'll Share your name with one of the IRO's here to communicate further.
Created: 18-Jun-19 04:38
John Grace
Nationality: New Zealand
Certifications:
  • International Judge
  • National Umpire
0
The "Judges University" is an innovation of Doug's that I think is fantastic. He has been doing that for a number of years at Sail Melbourne.

When I was coming through, my experience of large regattas was that NJs and junior IJs normally spent their time on the water with the bronze and silver fleets, we were pushed aside whenever anything interesting came up, and whenever we did something worth while, the senior judges would take the credit. Consequently, I concentrated on small regattas with juries that included senior IJs who I could learn from. Doug's approach is a huge step up.

I don't know Doug well - I've only met him once - but I certainly know his legacy.
Created: 18-Jun-19 05:55
Craig Daniels
Nationality: United States of America
Certifications:
  • Regional Umpire
  • Club Race Officer
  • National Judge
0
Paul, I’m interested in reading this too. Thanks.
Created: 18-Jun-19 14:38
Michael Turner
Nationality: Canada
Certifications:
  • International Judge
1
Paul, like Craig, I would be interested in accessing the materials as well. Perhaps there is a way for these sessions to be made available on a more 'global' scale?

Created: 18-Jun-19 15:47
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Paul Zupan
Nationality: United States of America
Certifications:
  • International Judge
  • National Judge
  • Regional Umpire
0
All the presentations are stored with the event docs on the racingrulesofsailing.org site for all of the Kieler Woche jury to reference during the event. They are subject to update or change, so they are a bit of a moving target. However, most of the benefit to be gained is in the verbal presentations and discussions – there is not very much in the docs, they are just outlines for the presenter to follow. Also, the authorship belongs to multiple different people, and they have given us permission to share their presentation outlines with their fellow Kiel jury members who were present and understand the points addressed, not necessarily outside the group. Understandable as those presentations are not written nor reviewed and ready for distribution to the world. The best I can do is post a daily list of topics, cases and issues addressed and then you can develop your own jury preparation from this list. We are discussing drafting a more formal outline to make available.
Created: 18-Jun-20 03:56
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