What is a Race Official?
Race officials play an important role in the promotion, organisation and administration of competitive sailing. They are volunteers involved in race administration, judging and umpiring, safety and mark laying who encourage sailors to develop their experience and knowledge. The Race Officials Development Programme has been developed to provide a clear and consistent pathway for volunteer officials in the sport of sailing.
What does a Race Official do?
Race Officials support racing sailors in their roles by running races and events, making umpire calls, hearing protests and redress requests and laying the perfect course for a great sailing event. Their mission is to ensure quality, integrity and consistency for all participants in the sport of sailboat racing, from casual weeknight club racing to world championships. They are trained, certified and supported by the Irish Sailing Association, and they have the resources of the organization at their disposal. Race Officials volunteer their time because they enjoy the work and because they believe in the importance of giving back to the sport.
Types of Race Officials
Irish Sailing has six disciplines of race official - Judge, Race Officer, Umpire, Measurer, Mark Layer and Event Safety Coordinator.
Race Officials Development Programme
If you are interested in doing a course to be a Race Official please contact Sarah-Louise Rossiter email: email@example.com
If your Club would like a Race Official Course delivered, please complete the Race Officials Course Request Form Race Officials Course Request Form and return to Sarah-Louise at firstname.lastname@example.org
Useful links for Race Officials
Sailing Passport for Race Officials
Log directly in here
Learn all about it here https://www.sailing.ie/My-Irish-Sailing/Irish-Sailing-Passport
ISA Race Officials facebook page link is https://www.facebook.com/IrishSailingRaceOfficials/
This page is for helping classes and clubs find a race official for events whether it is a Mark Layer, Measurer, Race Officer, Event Safety Co-Ordinator, Judge or Umpire of any level. It is also for any race officials looking to assist and officiate on an event.
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