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2024 Steering Certification 

Updated January 20, 2024

Here is the link for the 2024 steering exam:

The manual link is also on the exam.

Passing score is 24/30

Active Steers:

All Active steers "in good standing" will be required to take the online test annually in order to maintain Active status. Deadline to complete is JULY 13, 2024 to maintain your Active status.

New and Returning Steers:

Potential steers who want to steer in the Long Beach Spring Race must pass both written and on-the-water exams by April 14, 2024.

New steer certification will include:

  • At least six (6) practices with their home team

  • Complete/pass online test

  • Complete/pass water test


Steers are considered INACTIVE under any of the following conditions:

  • Not passing the written test prior to July 2023

  • Not steered in the last two (2) years

  • Have had their certification revoked.

REACTIVATION requires passing both the written and on-the-water exams.

If you have a new steer needing to get certified, contact any currrent members of the Steering and Safety Committee:

  • Leon Cheng

  • Keith Takishita

  • Curtis Guinn

  • James Yu

  • Alex Talactac

  • Steve Kash

  • Sunny Cheng

  • Stephen Yang

Reporting an incident or accident? Complete the SCDBC Incident Report IMMEDIATELY at 


If you need to re-certify, if you need to learn how to steer, or have any other questions,  contact Keith or Mary below: 

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Safety & Steering

SCDBC Steer List as of January 20, 2024:

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