Racing Services

Take a look at the wealth of support we have in place for racing


Not all of our affiliates are interested in racing but many are, therefore providing the following services is a significant part of our affiliation package:

Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) and rules disputes processes: The RYA is repsonsible for the administrationof the RRS in the UK. We provide education and training for participants and volunteers to help organisations understand and apply the RRS. In the event of a query or rules dispute that can't be resolved internally you can seek advice or use the appeals process whereby RYA experts will handle the situation accordingly.

Technical and measurement services: we support affiliates in the training of technical volunteers and equipment inspectors to RYA and Word Sailing Standards in order to ensure a consistent application of class rules within your organisations delivery of racing activities.

Handicapping: The RYA coordinates the Portsmouth Yardstick (PY) and National Handicap for Cruisers (NHC) systems in order to allow the benchmarking of different classes and designs to enable sailors to race against each other, as fairly as possible.

Coaching: The RYA provides the coach education and development framework, and offers subsided training and development programmes to upskill coaches to support affiliates in the development of sailors.

Support service: The RYA Racing Department will help you find appropriately qualified and experienced race officials and coaches to support you in delivery of specific event or activity.


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