Farewell Race Official and could you be our next

After four years of dedication to supporting the London and South East region, Ian Bullock has decided to step down as our region's Race Management Coordinator. We're now looking for someone to take up the role, could it be you?
10 Oct 22
Race officials

Jacqui Roberts, RYA Race Officials Development Officer, writes:

Ian has been a great asset to the region and support to the RYA in both his role as a race management coordinator and a mentor to our Race Officials Academy. I’m sure you will help me to thank him for his support in the region and I am sure you will continue to see him supporting events in the region and nationally.

So we are now looking for his replacement. The term is for four years initially, and you must hold an RYA credential. It will be working with our region’s clubs to provide race management talks/training and to assist clubs with the appointment of race officials, and with queries on race officials’ issues, directing them to the central advisory teams where appropriate. 

Below is a job description. Please send applications and any questions to Jacqui Roberts

Job Description for Regional Race Management coordinator (RRMC)

  • They must hold an RYA Race Official qualification.
  • They are appointed by the appropriate RYA Specialist Committee (Race Management Committee)
  • The term is for four years and can be renewed.
  • To promote the RYA Racing Charter.
  • To assist clubs with the appointment of race officials, & with queries on race officials’ issues, directing them to the central Advisory Teams where appropriate.
  • To aim to have in place (at least) one RYA Regional Race Officer at all major clubs in the region.
  • Working with their Regional Development Officer (RDO) and Race Officials Development Officer (RODO) when planning regional Conferences.
  • To attend National Conferences when able.
  • Agree to follow up 10 Club contacts for potential talks/training provided by the RDO’s over the course of the year if possible.
  • Attend bi-monthly meetings, split into Race Management and Judging & Umpiring.
  • Use the RYA training materials which will be stored centrally and share any other documentation you feel useful to clubs.

Relevant Information


Club Race Team Courses/talks are educational only (no exam, performance assessment or RYA certification). The Club Race Team Courses are usually held over 3 /4 hours on or off the water depending on the club's needs.

RYA Courses cover Race Officer and Mark Laying, to Regional & National level. They are required for initial qualification as an RYA Regional Race Official.
These can be held virtually (one day or over 3 evenings) or face to face (usually two days). These are run by appointed RYA Instructors.


Conferences can be Regional or National. There are also Development days in each discipline (one day). RMC’s regional Conferences are also referred to as a Roadshow.


Proposed Courses/Conferences, that will result in a claim to the RYA for fees or will be delivered in the RYA’s name, must be agreed in advance by the RODO and Courses must have approved instructors.


RRMC’s are entitled to an organiser fee of £50 for talks, these are to be agreed with the RODO and if presenting Club talks/training you will receive £50. Travel expenses by car at 45p per mile.