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Want to be a Race Official? 

Without race officials, the huge sport of racing on the water could not take place. These pages give you all the information you need to become actively involved in this area. Questions can be answered by the Race Officials Administrator.

Race Official Schemes
The RYA has training and certification schemes for four kinds of race officials Judges, Umpires, Race Officers and Mark Layers.
Race Official Roles
Ever wondered what happens on a committee boat or in the protest room? How does a mark layer or umpire do the job? All you questions are answered here.
Training Courses and Seminars
The RYA runs courses and seminars required for the qualification of race officials.
Qualification Requirements
The various requirements to become qualificed as a race officer, mark layer, judge or umpire are outlined here.
Application and Reference Forms
Ready to apply? The forms you need to complete and submit are here.
The RYA is pleased to announce that it will award 8 bursaries for the training of Race Officials in the UK.

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See Also

Race Officials' Conferences

ImageLink Once qualified, keep up to date with the latest developments in your discipline.