Rules/Officiating Resources

International Race Official Application Timeline

US Sailing Application

  • 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.
  • 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 Application Timetable

  • June 1 – application, with supporting materials, due to US Sailing Race Administration Office
  • June - early July – committees consider applications
  • mid July – Race Administration forwards approved candidates’ files to Board of Directors
  • late July – Board of Directors considers applications
  • September 1 – individual applications and US Sailing Endorsement due to World Sailing

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