Judges are responsible for conducting protest and redress hearings when competitors believe there has been a breach of the rules. Judges also conduct arbitration hearings, enforce Rule 42 (Propulsion) on the water at fleet racing events and consult with organizers and race officers ahead of events to review race documents and procedures.

A complete description of the responsibilities and functions of the Judges Committee (JC) and Regional Administrative Judges (RAJ), as well as qualifications for US Sailing Club Judges, Judges, National Judges and ISAF Judges is available in both the Continuing Education and Judges Program documentation (chapter 12 of the Judges Manual) links provided below.

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