Listed below are all currently valid Irish Sailing Race Officials, their qualifications and contact details.
If you or the Race Official you are looking for is not listed please email Liz
Please note that this page is currently under review, there may be errors, please bear with us we are working on this page as quickly as possible
Last updated: Monday, 28/11/2017 @ 13.30 pm
|Qualification||Name||Phone Mobile||County||Area Willing to Travel|
|Regional Mark Layer||Adrian Eggersemail@example.com||0878131642||Co. Dublin||Leinster|
|National Judge||Ailbe Millerickfirstname.lastname@example.org||087 2628980||Co. Dublin||Nationwide|
|Local Race Officer||Ann Williamsemail@example.com||Co. Cork||Cork|
|National Judge||Anthony O'Learyfirstname.lastname@example.org||087 2562796||Co. Cork||Nationwide|
|Regional Race Officer||Barry Macneaneyemail@example.com||087 2202887||Co. Wicklow||Nationwide|
|Regional Race Officer||Barry O'Neill||Barryblackrock@gmail.com||087 2399420||Co. Dublin||Leinster|
|International Judge||Bill O'Harafirstname.lastname@example.org||0044 7989 305 815||Nationwide|
|Local Race Officer||Brian Bryceemail@example.com||086 3866165||Co. Limerick||Limerick & Munster Area|
|National Race Officer||Brian Mathewsfirstname.lastname@example.org||087 2532759||Co. Dublin||Nationwide|
|Local Race Officer||Brian Rafteryemail@example.com||087 8326600||Co. Sligo||Connaught|
|Local Race Officer||Bruce Matthewsfirstname.lastname@example.org||086 2308435||Co. Cork||Kinsale Only|
|National Umpire||Chris Lindsayemail@example.com||00447889165077||Co. Antrim||Nationwide|
|International Judge||Chris Lindsayfirstname.lastname@example.org||00447889165077||Co. Antrim||Nationwide|
|National Race Officer||Ciaran McSweeneyemail@example.com||087 2820765||Co. Cork||Nationwide|
|National Race Officer||Colin McMullenfirstname.lastname@example.org||086 8354732||Co. Mayo||Nationwide|
|International Race Officer||Con Murphyemail@example.com||087 2439843||Dublin 14||Nationwide|
|Local Race Officer||Cormac O'Carrollfirstname.lastname@example.org||087 6439425||Co. Cork||Munster|
|National Umpire||Cxema Picoemail@example.com||087 9173362||Co. Dublin||Nationwide|
|International Judge||Cxema Picofirstname.lastname@example.org||087 9173362||Co. Dublin||Nationwide|
|National Race Officer||Dave Vinnellemail@example.com||087 2846474||Co. Galway||Nationwide|
|Regional Judge||David Cotterfirstname.lastname@example.org||087 051 5888||Dublin 13||Nationwide|
|National Judge||David Dicksonemail@example.com||086 6085504||Co. Westmeath||Nationwide|
|National Race Officer||David Hartefirstname.lastname@example.org||086 3717241||Co. Cork||Cork & Kerry|
|Local Race Officer||David MacKenzieemail@example.com||087 2320179||Co. Dublin||Leinster|
|National Race Officer||David O'Brienfirstname.lastname@example.org||086 2578292||Co. Cork||Nationwide|
|Local Race Officer||Donal Hayesemail@example.com||087 6488407||Co. Cork||Munster|
|National Race Officer||Donal Mc Clementfirstname.lastname@example.org||086 8563095||Co. Cork||Nationwide|
|National Umpire||Ed Alcockemail@example.com||086 819 4390||Dublin 3||Nationwide & International|
|National Judge||Ed Alcockfirstname.lastname@example.org||086 819 4390||Dublin 3||Nationwide & International|
|Local Race Officer||Ed Alcockemail@example.com||086 819 4390||Dublin 3||Nationwide & International|
|Regional Race Officer||Edward Totterdellfirstname.lastname@example.org||086 8108319||Co. Dublin||Nationwide|
|National Mark Layer||Edward Totterdellemail@example.com||086 8108319||Co. Dublin||Nationwide|
|National Judge||Emmet Daltonfirstname.lastname@example.org||083 365 2970||Co. Dublin||Nationwide|
|Local Race Officer||Fergus Kelliheremail@example.com||086 8266442||Co. Kerry||Kerry|
|Local Race Officer||Fergus O'Conchobhairfirstname.lastname@example.org||086 2622806||Leinster|
|National Judge||Fergus O'Kellyemail@example.com||086 2550992||Dublin 13||Nationwide|
|National Mark Layer||Frank (Mal) Nowlanfirstname.lastname@example.org||086 8302924||Co. Dublin||Nationwide|
|Local Race Officer||Frank Browneemail@example.com||353 0868118492||Co. Waterford||Lough Ree Only|
|Regional Mark Layer||Gearoid O'Riainfirstname.lastname@example.org||086 6493719||Dublin 18||Leinster|
|National Race Officer||Geoff O'Donoghueemail@example.com||086 2612665||Co. Tipperary||Nationwide|
|National Umpire||Gordon Daviesfirstname.lastname@example.org||086 1501220||Co. Wicklow||Nationwide|
|International Judge||Gordon Daviesemail@example.com||086 1501220||Co. Wicklow||Nationwide|
|National Race Officer||Harry Gallagherfirstname.lastname@example.org||087 6536610||Dublin 13||Nationwide|
|National Race Officer||Henry Leonardemail@example.com||087 2567310||Dublin 18||Leinster|
|Regional Race Officer||Ian Mathewsfirstname.lastname@example.org||086 8470055||Co. Dublin||Leinster & Munster|
|National Judge||Ian Sargentemail@example.com||087 6791069||Dublin 13||Nationwide|
|Local Race Officer||Jack Baylyfirstname.lastname@example.org||087 2687764||Co. Tipperary||Mid West/Tipperary|
|International Race Officer||Jack Royemail@example.com||086 2586087||Co. Dublin||Nationwide|
|Local Race Officer||Jill Flemingfirstname.lastname@example.org||087 2741995||Co. Dublin||Leinster|
|Regional Judge||Jill Flemingemail@example.com||087 2741995||Co. Dublin||Leinster|
|Regional Race Officer||Jim Lambkinfirstname.lastname@example.org||086 0406484||Dublin 13||Dublin & Cork|
|Local Race Officer||Joe Crillyemail@example.com||Co. Wicklow|
|Regional Race Officer||John Banimfirstname.lastname@example.org||0872446938||Co. Longford||Nationwide|
|Regional Race Officer||John Stallardemail@example.com||086 8209042||Co. Cork||Munster|
|Local Race Officer||John Williamsfirstname.lastname@example.org||Co. Cork||Cork|
|Regional Race Officer||Larry Power||Larry@larryPower.ie||087 2431638||Dublin 18|
|National Race Officer||Liam Dinneenemail@example.com||087 2438675||Co. Dublin||Leinster|
|National Race Officer||Liam Maloneyfirstname.lastname@example.org||086 3183144||Co. Tipperary||LoughDerg,Lough Ree & Southern half of the country|
|Local Race Officer||Lochlann O'Reganemail@example.com||0862654260||Co. Roscommon|
|National Judge||Mark O'Donovanfirstname.lastname@example.org||087 2855021||Co. Cork||Munster|
|Regional Race Officer||Mark Usheremail@example.com||087 2250035||Co. Wicklow||Nationwide|
|National Race Officer||Martin Byrnefirstname.lastname@example.org||086 2592528||Co. Dublin||Nationwide|
|Local Race Officer||Martin MacNamaraemail@example.com||086 8599775||Co. Clare||Limerick/Clare/Tipperary/Lough Ree|
|Regional Race Officer||Michael Conwayfirstname.lastname@example.org||086 3089835||Co. Wexford||Nationwide|
|National Race Officer||Michael Doyleemail@example.com||087 2418968||Co. Wexford||Leinster & East Munster|
|International Judge||Michael O'Connorfirstname.lastname@example.org||086 8309161||Co. Cork||Nationwide|
|Local Race Officer||Micheal Lynchemail@example.com||087 2676708||Co. Cork||Munster|
|Regional Mark Layer||Neil Colinfirstname.lastname@example.org||086 7979331||Dublin 18||Leinster|
|National Race Officer||Neil J Prendevilleemail@example.com||087 283 7639||Co. Cork||Nationwide|
|National Judge||Neil Murphyfirstname.lastname@example.org||086 3777614||Dublin 5||Leinster|
|National Race Officer||Nigel Kearneyemail@example.com||+44 7973 193129||Co. Down NI||Nationwide|
|Local Race Officer||Paddy J Judgefirstname.lastname@example.org||0879926845||Co. Dublin||Nationwide|
|Local Race Officer||Pat McCormickemail@example.com||086 8135 464||Co. Louth|
|Regional Race Officer||Patrick Blaneyfirstname.lastname@example.org||086 8503600||Co. Tipperary||Munster|
|International Race Officer||Peter Crowleyemail@example.com||086 8200290||Co. Cork||Nationwide|
|National Race Officer Emeritus (E)||Peter Mckennafirstname.lastname@example.org||087 2521500||Dublin 13||Dublin|
|Regional Mark Layer||Philip Ferguson||Ferguson.Philip@iCloud.com||086 8147060||Co. Dublin||Leinster|
|Regional Mark Layer||Pierce H Purcellemail@example.com||+353872987555/||Co. Galway||Connaught|
|National Race Officer||Richard Kissanefirstname.lastname@example.org||087 6780224||Dublin 13||Nationwide|
|National Race Officer||Richard Leonardemail@example.com||087 2408754||Co. Cork||Munster|
|Local Race Officer||Robert Orrfirstname.lastname@example.org||087-6184459||Co. Dublin||Leinster|
|National Race Officer||Robin Grayemail@example.com||0044 07 808 395294||Co. Down NI||Nationwide|
|National Race Officer||Robin Kayfirstname.lastname@example.org||087 2326007||Co. Dublin||Nationwide|
|National Mark Layer||Robin Kayemail@example.com||087 2326007||Co. Dublin||Nationwide|
|National Race Officer||Ruan O'Tiarnaighfirstname.lastname@example.org||+447713636703||Co. Down NI||Nationwide|
|Regional Race Officer||Rupert Jeffaresemail@example.com||087 2418965||Co. Dublin||Leinster|
|National Judge||Scorie Wallsfirstname.lastname@example.org||087 2848316||Dublin 13||Dublin|
|National Mark Layer||Stephen Harrisemail@example.com||087 2511145||Dublin 13||Nationwide|
|Regional Race Officer||Tony Iresonfirstname.lastname@example.org||Co. Cork||Nationwide|
|National Judge||Vincent Delanyemail@example.com||0868575374||Co. Dublin||Nationwide|
|National Umpire||Vincent Delanyfirstname.lastname@example.org||0868575374||Co. Dublin||Nationwide|
Irish Sailing Race Official Policies
- Irish Sailing Race Official Regulations
- Race Management Class National Championships
- Irish Sailing Policy on RO at International Events
Irish Sailing Race Official Application forms
- Judge Application Form
- Race Officer Application 2017
- Umpire Application Form
- Measurer Application Form
- Mark Layers Application Form
Irish Sailing Race Officials
Irish Sailing has five disciplines of race official:
- Race Officer
- Mark Layer
The work of a Judge in the sport of sailing includes a wide range of services to competitors and race organisers, including the hearing of protests and requests for redress, deciding questions of eligibility and boat measurement compliance, and being present on the water watching for rule infringements. Irish Sailing has four categories of Judge; National Judge (NJ), National Judge Emeritus NRO (E)*, Regional Judge (RJ) and Protest Committee. The highest recognition is the ISAF qualification of “International Judge”.
Race Officers are sailors who serve on-the-water as the Race Officer (previously known as the Officer of the Day or OOD) and manage a race. The term Race Officer refers to the person who leads the team running races. He or she is normally on the committee boat or in the start area ashore.
Irish Sailing has established four categories of Race Officer; National Race Officer (NRO), National Race Officer Emeritus NRO (E)*, Regional Race Officer (RRO) and Local Race Officer (LRO).
Both Match and Team Racing use a system of umpiring, in which penalties are imposed during the race, avoiding, for the most part, the need for conventional protests. Irish Sailing recognises two categories of Umpire; National Umpire (NU) and Regional Umpire (RU). The highest recognition is the ISAF qualification of “International Umpire”.
Measurers are appointed by a class association to ensure that boats are built and continue to comply with the class measurement rules. The highest recognition is the ISAF qualification of “International Measurer”.
Mark Layers main responsibilities are for laying marks to set the course for a race and also give information to the Race Officer on wind strength and direction at any time across the course area. The Mark Layers usually work from a fast power boat equipped with a GPS. Ideally there will be more than one mark laying boat to facilitate speedy course alterations for wind direction changes. During the race, they may also be used as a patrol/safety boat. Irish Sailing recognises three categories of Mark Layer: Local Mark Layer (LML), Regional Mark Layer (RML) and National Mark Layer (NML).
*A number of National Race Officials have indicated that, while active at local or club level, they no longer wish to act as Race Officials for a national championship or other major event. In recognition of their many years’ service to racing sailors and their considerable knowledge of race management, it was decided to institute a fourth grade of Irish Sailing Race Official – National Race Officer or Judge Emeritus, NRO (E) & National Judge Emeritus NJ (E). It is hoped that these race officials will encourage and mentor those progressing through the grades to achieve National Race Official status.
RACE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME
Irish Sailing Race Management Programme is designed to improve and standardise race management in Ireland. Irish Sailng would like to encourage individuals interested in race management to join this programme.
With an increasing number of top international events being hosted in Ireland it is vital that a very high standard of event management be achieved.
To meet these requirements, Irish Sailing, through the Irish Sailing Race Management Advisory Group, has established a Race Management Development Programme. This will apply not only to race officers but to other race committee personnel with the ultimate objective of establishing a nationally recognised core of experienced and highly competent race management teams throughout the country. Race Officer grading is determined by the Irish Sailing Race Management Advisory Group and will remain valid for 4 years from date of appointment unless subsequently amended. Clubs and Classes are requested to select race officers of the appropriate grade for each of their events and should specify the race officers for each event when submitting their programme of events to Irish Sailing.
Sailing Passport for Race Officials
- Log directly in here https://app.checklick.com/
- Learn all about it here https://www.sailing.ie/isapassport/
ISAF Race Officials Manuals
ISAF International Judges Manual
ISAF International Measurers Manual
ISAF International Race Management Manual
ISAF International Umpire Manuals (Match and Team Racing)
The manuals generally relate to major regattas and championships. Irish Sailing recommends that the advice and procedures in the manuals be followed by all Irish Sailing Race Officials as best practice. The above manuals are available from ISAF to download here.
Irish Sailing Race Officials Regulations
The regulations for officials, Race Officers, Judges and Umpires, has been updated following a lengthy consultation process involving Irish Sailing board members and the groups that advise Irish Sailing on appointments along with other national sailing federations.
The advisory groups on Race Management and Judges and Umpires will continue their valuable work within the new structure. In common with most other national and international systems the new regulations require all officials to renew their appointments every four years. The four year system also allows prospective officials to build up their training and experience over a reasonable time period.
A new feature is that national grade officials are required to work at events outside their home bases. National officials are being encouraged to work on the national rather than the local stage. This has the twin outcome of bring their skills to a wider audience of sailors and giving them the experience of different clubs, classes and conditions.
Existing officials are being brought into the new system and their appointments will be renewed as they fall due in line with their initial appointments. This means that full implementation of the new regulations will take place in an orderly fashion over the next few years.
Irish Sailing Race Officials facebook page link is https://www.facebook.com/ISARaceOfficial/
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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