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Race Officials

Racing is held together by Race officials. They play a vital role in organising and managing events. The RYA runs a range of training courses to suit individuals in various roles supporting local clubs as well as international classes on the world stage.

Sport doesn't work without a fair playground and Judges are important to help keep racing fair and the encourage sportsmanship amongst sailors.  If you have a good knowledge of the rules and are keen to help support the sport, you may be interested in becoming a Judge.  The next Judges Course will be on the 17th and 18th of November.  Currently the venue is TBC.  To sign up to this course, please contact


There are grants available from RYA Scotland to those who are supporting Scottish Sailing Clubs.  To apply for a grant please download a form on the right and send to

The National Race Management Conference will be replaced by a Racing Conference.  This event will be on the 9th and 10th of February 2019 at the Robinson Executive Centre Wyboston Lakes.  More information will be available on the RYA Officials page soon

Attendance at a Conference, is a requirement for re-appointment for Regional and National qualifications. 

As with most sports, the development of officials is vital to ensuring that we have an effective framework of events at all levels and in all disciplines of our activities. With Scottish officials playing many key roles in the delivery of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Regattas we are well placed to utilise this expertise into developing and inspiring the next generation of officials.

The RYA looks to provide officials support and courses to people across Scotland, if you would like to know more contact the Coach Education Development Manager and courses can be arranged around clubs or regions. RYAS also provide CPD and opportunities of experience in large racing events both in Scotland and across the UK.

Please contact for more information if you are interested in any of the above.

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