Race Officer


The officiating streams within Yachting Australia are split into the following:

  • Judges
  • Measurers
  • Race Officers
  • Umpires

Each officiating stream is split into Club, State, National and International as shown above. A broad guideline as to the experience or general characteristic of an official at this level is detailed below. 

Club Race Officers Course

A Club qualification is used to recognise somebody that has attended a YA sanctioned course or has been nominated by their MYA affiliated club. Their continued participation in the sport is very important. They should be encouraged to continue their involvement with the sport and be shown how they can progress.

State Race Officers Course

State accreditation is used to recognise somebody that has achieved more than just attendance to a course or nomination from their club. A State qualified official may have considerable sailing or officiating experience not just at their own club. This is recognised with this formal qualification. Competitors accept that these people are skilled amateur volunteers.

National Race Officers Course

National accreditation is used to recognise an official that has chosen the route of officiating as their way of progressing through the sport. A National official will have met the stringent criteria for officiating in their stream. Competitors will expect a high level of expertise from these officials. 

International Race Officers Course

International accreditation is administered by ISAF, however it is important to recognise that it is another level of accreditation above National level.

Endeavour Induction

Endeavour induction not accreditation.