Details of the policies and procedures that apply to RYA Race Official qualifications.
Explore the race official courses we currently have to offer, regardless of your experience level. The regional and national courses are offered in five separate disciplines meaning there is something for every age group, ability and interest.
Under the umbrella of its Racing Charter, the RYA produces a range of guidance booklets and notes on the Racing Rules of Sailing and the organisation of racing.
The RYA advisory services offer prompt informal advice on racing rules and race management queries from members and affiliated organisations.
Information useful to race officials including speed charts, 'sailing wind' angles and offset requirements for marks when working in tide, course setting charts, etc.
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Attending a Race Official Course is a qualification requirement to become a RYA Race Official in whichever discipline you choose. The below explains the courses we have to offer.
The RYA provides a qualification framework for five disciplines of race officials (Judge, Mark Layer, Measurer, Race Officer and Umpire) but there are many more roles needed to make an event happen.