- About Us
Race Officials represent US Sailing on and off the race course. 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 US Sailing, and they have the resources of the organization at their disposal Race Officials are sailors like you who volunteer their time because they enjoy the work and because they believe in the importance of giving back to the sport.
Race Officials support you, the racing sailor, in their roles as Race Officers, Judges, Umpires and Classifiers. They run races, make umpire calls on the water, hear protests and redress requests in the jury room, and classify sailors to compete in disabled sailing events.
The Race Administration Division is administered by the Race Administration Committee. The Division is charged with overseeing, coordinating and promoting such activities of US Sailing as concern the running, judging and umpiring of races.
Initial applications for certification as a World Sailing international race official require approval of the appropriate US Sailing committee (Classifiers, Judges, Measurers, Race Officers or Umpires) and the endorsement of the US Sailing Board of Directors. Please consult with the chair of the appropriate committee and see specific requirements on each discipline’s web page.