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Applications & Reference Forms

From January 2020, the RYA will now use online application forms for Race Officer, Mark Layer, Judge and Umpire Applications. Please find the form below. Once completed, you will receive a confirmation email regarding your application. 

The forms for IRO, IU and IJ Recommendation by the RYA to World Sailing can also be accessed by request. To request these forms, please contact  

Online Application Forms:

Word Document Application Forms can be requested from

If you have any problems or questions on completing the application or other enquiries relating to race officials' qualifications please email .


Reference & Assessment Forms

  • Application Forms available upon request 
  • Recommendation by the RYA for IRO (Word version)
  • Recommendation by the RYA for IJ (Word version)
  • Recommendation by the RYA for IU (Word version) 

What happens next?

Following submission of your Regional or National Application, the expected timescale for approval is 8 weeks. If any further information is required you will be contacted by the Race Officials Team.

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