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Roles & Qualification Requirements

RYA Approved Class Measurers
To become a measurer for a particular class, a measurer must first successfully complete the RYA Sail Measurement Course, and then along with the support of the Class Association an application to the RYA must be made. A measurer is approved as either a Full Measurer or a Maintenance Measurer. Unless otherwise stated Full (F) measurers may carry out measurement of hulls, spars, foils, sails and equipment, weighing and buoyancy tests. Maintenance (M) measurers may carry out measurement of sails and, when approved by their class association, spars, foils, equipment and annual buoyancy tests.

All applications will be approved by the RYA's Technical Officials Group. All applicants will need to be a full personal member of the RYA, and have returned a copy of the Measurer Declaration to the RYA Technical Team.

RYA Sail Measurers
RYA Sail Measurers are authorised to measure the sails of those classes that have adopted the World Sailing Standard Class Rules format and ERS terminology, and, with the agreement of the RYA, those classes that specify measurement by an Official Measurer.

To become a RYA Sail Measurer, an applicant needs to successfully complete a 1 day Sail Measurement course. The course follows the World Sailing method to sail measurement and covers principles of the Equipment Rules of Sailing. The course is delivered to measurers globally by instructors approved by World Sailing to ensure a consistent level of measurement is achieved worldwide. The course is a combination of theory and practical tasks throughout the day with a test at the end. Passing the test will allow candidates to be approved by the RYA as an Official Measurer for sails in a variety of classes. Attendance to the course is also a prerequisite for approval as a class measurer.

For upcoming Sail Measurement courses, please see the Training Courses link in the blue box on the right.

All applications will be approved by the RYA's Technical Officials Group. All applicants will need to be a full personal member of the RYA, and have returned a copy of the Measurer Declaration to the RYA Technical Team.

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