MHC Area Responsibilities
1. Area Representatives are liaison from Multihull community to US SAILING through the Multihull Council. Issues for the Council will come through you.
2. Commit to attend Multihull Council meetings. Area representatives are members of Multihull Council Executive Committee. This is a voting position for council activities.
3. Work with Area Sailing Associations/Yacht Racing Associations and yacht clubs to promote Multihull sailing and further relations between Multihull sailors and traditional yacht clubs. Many clubs have a lot to offer in the way of facilities, personnel and training for juniors.
4. Promote membership in US SAILING to individuals and organizations to apply for membership in Multihull Council and to send representatives to Council meetings.
5. Represent Council on one of US SAILING’s committees in order to maintain a presence within US SAILING and to protect interests of Multihull community.
6. Arrange and oversee Area elimination races for US SAILING Multihull Championship (for the Alter Cup). This includes:
- Prepare Notice of Race for Area eliminations and forward to the Alter Cup web liaison or information on where to link for the NOR
- Make sure regatta chairman adheres to the Alter Cup Notice of Race, Conditions and Sailing Instructions. Distribute the Notice of Race as needed to class associations, clubs and competitors in your Area or explain where documents can be downloaded from Alter Cup website.
- Eliminate any conflicts between locally obtained sponsors and contracts already obtained through US SAILING. Note: Title sponsorship cannot be given for a US SAILING championship event.
- Assure use of US SAILING Portsmouth wind related handicap numbers.
- Invite a US SAILING qualified judge to officiate at the Area Elimination for the Alter Cup. This individual would be considered chief judge and at least two other judges may be invited from the local level to serve in conjunction with the chief judge. In the event a US SAILING qualified judge is not available, local individuals with extensive judging experience should be considered with preference given to US SAILING members.
- Supply host club with Golden Anchor membership forms and assure that ALL participants are members of US SAILING.
- Attend Area qualifier to resolve any problems arising during event.
- Forward copies of order of finish form and first, second and third place qualifier’s entry form to Alter Cup Chairman, the US SAILING Championship Committee, Race Chairman for the finals and the qualifying helmsman in a timely fashion before published deadline. Make sure results and report are forwarded promptly to Alter Cup web liaison. Include photos if available.
- Forward complete set of results including class of boat, average wind velocity and raw times to Darline Hobock of Portsmouth Committee.
- Participate in awards ceremony at Area event. Use this opportunity to explain and promote Alter Cup.
- Keep Alter Cup book containing correspondence, fliers, posters, press release records, etc. of event. This becomes the basis of your Alter Cup activity report at Multihull Council Meeting.
Area Representatives are elected for 2 year terms at the Multihull Council meeting in October: Areas A, C, E, F, and J in even numbered years and Areas B, D, G, H, K and L in odd numbered years.