Race Officials

RYA Scotland Race Officials.

Racing is held together by Race officials. They play a vital role in organising and managing events. The RYA runs a range of training courses to suit individuals in various roles supporting local clubs as well as international classes on the world stage.

As with most sports, the development of officials is vital to ensuring that we have an effective framework of events at all levels and in all disciplines of our activities. With Scottish officials playing many key roles in the delivery of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Regattas we are well placed to utilise this expertise into developing and inspiring the next generation of officials.

The RYA looks to provide officials support and courses to people across Scotland, if you would like to know more contact the Coach Education Development Manager and courses can be arranged around clubs or regions. RYA Scotland also provide CPD and opportunities of experience in large racing events both in Scotland and across the UK.

Please contact Robin.Nicol@ryascotland.org.uk for more information if you are interested in any of the above.

Race Official Pathway


Diagram of the instructor pathway


A Race official hoists flags onboard a committee vessel

Without race officials, the huge sport of racing on the water could not take place. This link gives you all the information you need to become actively involved in this area.

Front Cover of RYA Race Management Guide

This publication highlights best practice and acts as an aide memoir for race officers and those involved in race management.

Cover of the 2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing from World Sailing

The Racing Rules of Sailing is produced by World Sailing and contains rules that affect all competitors in the sport of sailing.

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