International Race Official Application Timeline

International Race Officials

Initial applications for certification as a World Sailing international race official require approval of the appropriate US Sailing committee (Classifiers, Judges, 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.

Applicants are responsible for submission of their own application to World Sailing. For more information, please see the World Sailing website.


US Sailing Timetable for Application as an International Race Official

June 1 – complete application, with all supporting materials, due to US Sailing Race Administration Office

June-early July – committees consider applications

mid July – Race Administration Office forwards approved candidates’ files to Board of Directors

late July – Board of Directors considers applications at its July meeting

September 1 – individual applications due to World Sailing

early September – Race Administration Office forwards MNA endorsement to World Sailing for each approved US Sailing candidate

mid October – all supporting materials due to World Sailing

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