Race Officials Newsletter August 2021

Welcome to the August issue of the Race Officials Newsletter.

We have lots in store for you in this issue, including a RYA Staff update, World Sailing changes & updates, upcoming courses for Autumn 2021 and we pay tribute to the truly missed South Regional Coordinator, Stephen Parry.

As usual, we always love hearing what you think of our newsletters, and feedback is very much encouraged. Please email us any feedback you may have at RaceOfficials@rya.org.uk 

RYA Updates

Updates including Staff changes and where to find race official information and resources on our new website.

Remembering Stephen Parry

We pay tribute to the truly missed Stephen Parry, National Race Officer and the Southern Regional Race Management Coordinator.

Updated RYA Guidance

SAFETY FLASH on use of starting cannons as well as a summary of our recently updated guidance.

World Sailing Updates

A number of updates from World Sailing including an update on their Q&A service, added test rules etc. There is also an opportunity to complete a short survey, to have your say on Rule 18.

World Sailing Judges Manual has been updated

The World Sailing Judges Manual is a useful reference for all judges whether International or just starting. Click here to see the latest updates and changes.

Upcoming Courses for Autumn 2021

Our scheduled race official courses so far for Autumn 2021.

Olympics 2020

The Tokyo Olympic games are finally here! Click to read all about the RYA's Challenge 6000 initiative, a way to get everyone involved and help the planet! We also hear from our International Race Officials who will be supporting the games.

Portsmouth Yardstick Racing

Guidance to ensure you have appropriate information in your Notice of Race as to how you will assign and adjust numbers, score races etc.

Equipment Inspection at National Championships

Many classes are experiencing bumper entries for their national championships this year, following the year away due to COVID. This has bought many older boats out of retirement having had a year of in the workshop. This potentially means that boats could be turning up to events without measurement forms or correct measurement certificates and therefore be in breach of class rules. Click here for the key things to check for at equipment inspection.