Irish Sailing Race Officials

Irish Sailing has seven disciplines of race official - Judge, Race Officer, Umpire, Measurer, Mark Layer, Safety Leader and Results Manager.

Download the 2021 Meet the Race Officials poster as a pdf here. You can order posters for your club by emailing

Race Officials Policy Group


Irish Sailing Race Official Policy Group

The role of the Race Official Policy Group (ROPG) is to:

  • decide and recommend race official policy in the area of race management, support, judging, safety and administration
  • approve the appointment of race officials to ensure consistent high-quality delivery of club & regatta racing to sailors.
  • on receipt of a complaint, review the performance of a race official and consider sanction if required
  • actively promote and train race management amongst sailors so as to maintain a steady flow of suitably qualified officials.

If you would be interested in doing a course to be a Race Official please see if there are any scheduled here or contact Sarah-Louise Rossiter email:

Irish Sailing Race Officials facebook page link is

This page is for helping classes and clubs find a race official for events whether it is a Mark Layer, Measurer, Race Officer, Safety Leader, Results Manager, Judge or Umpire of any level. It is also for any race officials looking to assist and officiate on an event.

  • If you have space on a boat, let us know!

  • If you need a space on a boat, let us know too!

Race Officials Passport