US Sailing Presents Aquafest North 2020

Worlds Largest Most Prestigious Regatta

Hosted by Rochester Yacht Club in Rochester, New York

Saturday, March 21, 2020

8:30 am – 5:00 pm EST

You are probably wondering why this event is being hosted in March when there will most likely be ice on the river.  This is a US Sailing Judges Education Program designed to give Judges in Training, Club Judges and experienced Judges a chance to hear real protests in a controlled environment and obtain experience toward recertification for both American and Canadian judges.  In addition, it can help you gain experience as a Panel Judge, Protestor, Protestee or witness. 

The scenarios will be interesting and challenge your rules’ knowledge. Each of the six protests held throughout the day will be observed and critiqued by a Senior Judge and feedback will be given to all participants, with the goal of making the entire process better.

Your course conductors will be Leo Reise, Dr. Richard Sullivan, and Katie Coleman Nicoll.

If you would like to attend, you MUST register at Sail Canada with Bronwyn Richardson (  A $10.00 US charge will be collected at the door.

Hope to see you there.