Question: Who should do the report?
– The club running the event (its good publicity for them). Maybe not the emphasis the class would want?
– The class association (its good publicity for them). Maybe not the emphasis the sailors would want?
– Someone who actually raced!
We find in the RS classes that we allocate someone at the event to do the write up. Ideally the person who came 3rd overall! They are near enough the front to see what is going on, but not actually the winner so its not “boasting”. They get the report out: To the class assocaition secretary. The Secretary then matches it up with a photo from the event and submits to the class web-site and to Yachts and Yachting.
The competitors are often the right people to do the write up: They make it sound fun and exciting – in order to encourage more boats out the next time. It is their Class Assocaition, their choice of boat, and they benefit from the bigger turn-outs at the next events.