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RYA Midlands Race Officials and Rules Advisory TeamRacing image

Racing is a proven way that people stay in the sport. But with modern lifestyles making time precious people feeling like they are always going to get a fair crack of the whip during a race is a key part of their motivation, enjoyment and involvement.

To make sure this happens the Midlands Race Official group exists to provide the most up-to-date advise on rules and race management for clubs and individual sailors too.

Their sole aim is to help improve the quality of racing at clubs in the region by providing training and support to our clubs.

So, how can they help you?

Support to Clubs

  • The RYA has developed a range of “best practices” in these areas and this material is delivered by this group of people. This material is also available to download from the RYA website.
  • Key areas include:
    • Race Management at clubs - helping to train people in race management skills to help improve the quality of racing at the club
    • Free 90 minute Racing Rules knowledge sessions at clubs
    • Training for sailors at clubs to become “Rules Advisors”, run “Rules Arbitration” sessions and full “Protest Hearings”
    • Provide a telephone and email advisory service for Race Management and Rules knowledge
    • Supporting clubs with sourcing race officers/umpires for open meetings

Meet your Midlands Race Official group by clicking on Contacts at the top of this page

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