Club Courses

Club courses do not lead to RYA qualifications but are the first step to be taken for those wishing to be involved in racing from an officials perspective.
 

Our club courses are delivered by our Race Management Coordinators or Rules Advisors. Their contact details can be found at the bottom of the page. 

There are a number of one day or shorter club courses that are run to train race officials and other volunteers, however our rules advisors and race management coordinators will be more than happy to directly discuss with RYA affiliated clubs and classes their specific needs and to tailor what they deliver accordingly.

For courses delivered to RYA affiliated clubs and class associations the RYA will cover the cost of the instructors fee. The affiliated club or class association is expected to cover the cost of the instructors travel expenses up to a maximum of £80 with the RYA covering anything in excess of that.

Club Race Team Course

This course was previously known as the Club Race Officer Course.  A great opportunity to have a race officer course that is designed around your club facilities and procedures.  It is aimed to give your volunteers the confidence to run the club racing, and to have a good knowledge of the procedures, and duties of a race officer. We can provide an experienced official to visit you and deliver this very interactive course.  

GPS Course

Particularly linked to the mark laying courses, this two hour session is designed to enable course members to get the best out of their GPS units.

Club Mark Layer Course

Provided for clubs and classes to teach some skills and techniques in mark laying for club racing and the smaller open meeting. A short practical course with nearly all the time on the water.  This course is also with the Regional Coordinator.

Rules Adviser Course

A course run by Regional Rules Advisors to train Club Rules Advisors on the use of advisory and RYA arbitration hearings, more immediate and accessible rules disputes resolution processes than protest hearings. An attendance certificate may be issued at the end of the course that is endorsed by the attendee's club.

Basic Rules Course

A course to help build a better understanding of the Racing Rules of Sailing with examples of different rules situations.The course lasts up to two hours and is easily divided into two sessions with the opportunity for a beer or "sausage and mash" in between. A very popular winter evening session for clubs. It is based on the RYA's publication Handy Guide to the Rules. This course is with your Rules Advisor.

Rules Clinics

By arrangement with your Regional Rules Advisor, we can arrange for a Judge or Umpire to visit your club and run a rules clinic dealing purely with situations encountered by your members in recent racing.  This will involve using large boat floor models complete with coloured sails to go through the relevant scenarios.

Rule 42 Course

A course to train Judges in how to monitor Rule 42/Appendix P on the water.




Training Modules 

Training modules on a number of topics relevant to Race Management which can be downloaded by clubs to use. 

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
RYA Cymru Wales Rules Advisor
davidmbattye@gmail.com
RYA Cymru Wales Race Management Coordinator
pmbutterfield@msn.com