Details of the policies and procedures that apply to RYA Race Official qualifications.
The RYA advisory services offer prompt informal advice on racing rules and race management queries from members and affiliated organisations.
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.
Information useful to race officials including speed charts, 'sailing wind' angles and offset requirements for marks when working in tide, course setting charts, etc.
Clear communication is important to give sailors the best experience and many will rely on simple, easy to understand course diagrams. These should give you a good idea of the ingredients needed for happy sailors.
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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.
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.