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.
Applications can be found on our Certifications and References 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[Note – World Sailing will accept test scores from October 14-16, 2016, International Race Management Seminar in Chicago for 2016 applications for IRO certification]