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The RYA recognises not all RYA Race Officials can afford the cost of attaining their desired qualification. Financial means should not be a barrier to achieving qualified status, the RYA has agreed to fund the Course booking fee for 20 race officials in 2019.

Applications are invited from anyone wishing to become either a Race Officer, a Judge, an Umpire  or a Mark Layer, however, preference will be given to females and those under 35, which are under-represented groups within our race officials.

It is intended that successful applicants will be expected to put some of their expertise back into their home club.

The bursary is available to pay the Course fee for attending the  relevant RYA Course and the number of bursaries awarded will be determined by RMC and JUC on a yearly basis.

These will be awarded equally between Race Management and Judging & Umpiring.

Applications to be sent to  and include the following:

  • a covering letter stating your area of interest, your reasons for doing so and what you would like to achieve if you were successful in qualifying as an official.
  • All applications will be considered on merit
  • Successful applicants will be notified by the RYA.

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