Running Racing

Information to help race officials, event organisers and others involved in running racing at all levels from club racing to international championships.

Race officials map

The RYA Race Officials directory allows you to search for Judges, Mark Layers, Measurers, Race Officers & Umpires by name, location and qualification type.

The RYA Racing Charter

The RYA Racing Charter promotes rule observance and encourages sportsmanship and good communication between competitors and organisers.

Umpire Red Flag

Find out about the different roles that you can get involved with to help run racing.

A man and a women are sat at a table looking at the rule book, the case book and some model boats.

Information on the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS), Offshore Special Regulations (OSR) and RYA Anti-Doping Rules

Resources & Guidance
Advisory services

The RYA advisory services offer prompt informal advice on racing rules and race management queries from members and affiliated organisations.

 
Course diagrams and flags

A range of different course diagrams and images of flags for use in sailing instructions.

 
Guidance notes

Guidance and good practice for competitors and race officials on racing rules, running racing and other aspects of race officiating.

 
Race official development

Find out about the race official development events, articles and videos the RYA have available to help race officials.

 
Speed charts

Information useful to those setting courses.

 
Templates

Standard forms and wordings that can be used by events as templates for their entry forms, notices of race and other event paperwork.

 
Technical services

The RYA technical team provide a number of services to help support clubs and classes running racing.

The IHC Scheme is a World Sailing initiative allowing manufacturers to carry out equipment control and certify equipment through a quality management system avoiding the need for boat owners to find and arange for sail measurement.

IHC

The RYA is the Certification Authority for all National and a number of International Classes. Click here to apply for a new measurement certificate for a change of owner or address.

The RYA is the Class Rules Authority for 11 National Classes. Click here to access the class rules and measurement forms.

Two small yachts racing downwind under spinnaker

The RYA NHC aims to promote a single National Handicap scheme for Cruisers, giving clubs a uniform handicapping scheme that can be easily adopted for their club racing. NHC hopes to promote participation in the sport and works alongside IRC.

NHC

The PY Scheme has been running since the 1950s and continues to provide clubs with a method of facilitating mixed class handicap dinghy racing.

Race official training & qualifications
Application & reference forms

Application and reference forms for RYA Race Official qualifications.

 
Appointment criteria & policies

All the information for current & prospective race officials on the appointment criteria and qualification policies.

 
Race official development

Find out about the race official development events, articles and videos the RYA have available to help race officials.

 
Regional & national courses

Information on the RYA Race Official courses we offer, for those who are interested in becoming a qualified RYA Race Official.

 
Upcoming regional & national courses

Are you interested in getting into officiating? Take a look at our upcoming courses.

 
Club courses & training resources

Access the resources we have available for clubs to help develop their volunteers and club race teams.

 

The RYA's mission to create an aspirational environment for development and promotion of race officials under the age of 35

Race Officials Academy
Contact us
contacts
Subject
Phone
Email
Racing - General Enquiries
023 8060 4100 racing@rya.org.uk
Racing Events
racing.events@rya.org.uk
RYA East Regional Performance Manager
07909 994642 paul.wren@rya.org.uk
RYA East Regional Rules Advisor
01223 246145 graham@louths.org.uk
RYA East Regional Race Management Coordinator
P.jackson769@btinternet.com
RYA London & South East Regional Performance Manager
07909 994642 paul.wren@rya.org.uk
RYA London & South East Regional Rules Advisor
07970 904970 chrisimon8@gmail.com
RYA London & South East Regional Race Management Coordinator
07515 022072 ian_bullock@me.com
RYA Midlands Regional Performance Manager
07901 822844 tim.hall@rya.org.uk
RYA Midlands Regional Rules Advisor
swatson3680@gmail.com
RYA Midlands Regional Race Management Coordinator
wilkinsdwr@gmail.com
RYA North East Regional Performance Manager
07909 994 637 chris.blackburn@rya.org.uk
RYA North Regional Rules Advisor
dtaylor@rsk.co.uk
RYA North East Regional Race Management Coordinator
wrightwally@aol.com
RYA North West Regional Performance Manager
07909 994 637 chris.blackburn@rya.org.uk
RYA North Regional Rules Advisor
dtaylor@rsk.co.uk
RYA North West Regional Race Management Coordinator
07798 644871 stoggall@zetnet.co.uk
RYA Northern Ireland Race Management Coordinator
028 9182 7154 robin@robingray.co.uk
RYA Northern Ireland Rules Advisor
028 9182 7154 denistodd15@gmail.com
RYA Scotland Performance Manager
matt.toynbee@ryascotland.org.uk
RYA Scotland Coach Education and Development Manager
nikki.stewart@ryascotland.org.uk
RYA South Regional Performance Manager
07747 111447 duncan.west@rya.org.uk
RYA South Regional Race Management Coordinator
02380604157
RYA South West Regional Performance Manager
07747 111447 duncan.west@rya.org.uk
RYA South West Regional Rules Advisor
jonandcarol.haines@gmail.com
RYA South West Regional Race Management Coordinator
mike.lesley10@gmail.com
Performance Manager (Maternity Cover)
07823 338374 stuart.selley@ryacymruwales.org.uk
RYA Cymru Wales Rules Advisor
davidmbattye@gmail.com
RYA Cymru Wales Race Management Coordinator
pmbutterfield@msn.com