Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM PST
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Laura Munoz 
Yacht Racing Association of San Francisco Bay 

It's a new year, Rob Overton will help us get up to date with the new rules! 

We hope you'll join us on Febriary 25th for an informative evening with rules expert Rob Overton. He'll take us through the rule changes in the new RRS for 2021 - 2024, talk about why the changes were put in, and most importantly, go over the implications of these changes for racers.  

There will be lots more racing opportunities this year, don't miss out on this opportunity to get prepared and armed with solid knowledge of the new rules and how they might affect you!


About Rob

Rob started racing sailboats in his hometown of Bellport, Long Island, in the 1950’s.  He sailed on the Dartmouth College varsity team, then competed in big and small boats in Seattle Washington, where he attended graduate school.  He and his wife, Andi, campaigned an International 470 in the early 1970’s, sailing in the Olympic Trials in 1976.  After that, Rob raced Lasers and J/24s on the Chesapeake for many years.  He retired from his job as a mathematician and inventor in 2001 and went cruising full-time with Andi in their Stevens Custom 50 sloop, “Akka” for 15 years, sailing in through the Golden Gate in 2016.  He is a member of The San Francisco Yacht Club and lives in San Francisco.

Rob was first appointed to the US Sailing Racing Rules Committee (RRC) in 1993, to work on the “New Rules” introduced in 1997.  He has served on that committee continuously since then, and has been chairman twice, 1997-2001 and 2009-present.

He is a member of the World Sailing Team Race Rules Working Party and was a member of the Rapid Response Call Working Party 2005-2012. 

Rob and Ben Altman were the authors of a new rule on Mark-Room in 2007.  This new rule became RRS 18, Mark-Room, and Rob served on the Section C Working Party at World Sailing, responsible for RRS 14-21, during 2009-2017.

Rob has been a US National Judge since the late 90’s and an International Umpire since 2006.  He umpires some 10 team and match race events a year, including all the Mid-Atlantic collegiate events, and serves on numerous protest committees around the Bay.