Forum: Training Announcements and Opportunities

RRS 42 Seminar 5 to 8 pm, September 9 at the StFYC, San Francisco

Paul Zupan
Nationality: United States of America
Certifications:
  • National Judge
  • International Judge
  • Regional Umpire
Rule 42 (kinetic) penalties while racing is a BIG topic. Knowing what body movements the judges are trained to observe, knowing how judges are trained to interact with the fleet, knowing penalty procedures, and interacting with judges on the water is critical to successful racing. This seminar is aimed at educating competitors, coaches and judges alike at judge positioning within the fleet, observation, procedure and kinetic specifics for each Olympic class. Following the presentation there will be a Q&A session.

Lead by IJ Jacob Mossin Andersen (DEN)
Chairman of the World Sailing RRS 42 Working Party for 3+ years

Reserve your spot. $20/person. $25 at the door.
Created: 18-Aug-09 20:58

Comments

Philip Hubbell
Nationality: United States of America
Certifications:
  • Club Race Officer
  • Judge In Training
0
Any chance of this being recorded? Perhaps pay-per-view?
Created: 18-Aug-09 22:00
Paul Zupan
Nationality: United States of America
Certifications:
  • National Judge
  • International Judge
  • Regional Umpire
0
It is my understanding that there are currently no plans to video tape this seminar and that doing so would require organization and approval not undertaken by the StFYC. I'm afraid it will be strictly a live seminar.
Created: 18-Aug-09 23:44
Angelo Guarino
Nationality: United States of America
Certifications:
  • Fleet Measurer
0
Paul, what do you see as the main impediments from making these sometimes very unique and valuable training experiences available broadly .. and would it be feasible to remove those barriers?

In today's day and age, with basically free video streaming to the 4 corners and an HD video camera in everyone's pocket .. seems to me video-based training seminars should be much more available.

Ang
Created: 18-Aug-10 11:14
Paul Zupan
Nationality: United States of America
Certifications:
  • National Judge
  • International Judge
  • Regional Umpire
0
In this case, it's not the technology. It of course varies with each event, but I have personally seen a couple issues. One is that the presenter is not prepared to broadcast their discussion. If you intend to video tape, I think you need to give the presenter a lot of advance notice. Second, I think there tends to be a bureaucratic resistance to preserving and broadcasting rules seminars. I don't have an explanation other than decisions by committee allow for change very slowly.

There is also a tendency to eat our own. There is a portion of our audience intent on proving how smart they are who will mercilessly attack any perceived mistake. Most can defend their position in a live presentation, but do not wish to do so via other media to a much larger audience. And most know their subject well enough, but don't have a well rehearsed presentation. So this fear of making a mistake preserved on video tape creates a lot of resistance for people who are for the most part volunteering to help others learn. And unfortunately I don't think the audience is going to change.
Created: 18-Aug-10 15:10
Angelo Guarino
Nationality: United States of America
Certifications:
  • Fleet Measurer
1

So this fear of making a mistake .. creates a lot of resistance for people ...

Finally! .. an area of expertise in which I can help others! LOL - Ang

Created: 18-Aug-10 17:24
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