Rules/Officiating Resources

SafeSport & Race Officals

SafeSport training is required for all US Sailing race officials

From the Board of Directors’ List of Covered Individuals, approved February 26, 2018:

  • All certified Race Officials must successfully complete SafeSport training by December 31, 2018.
  • Candidates applying for initial Race Official certification must have successfully completed SafeSport training.
Please note that SafeSport training consists of three modules:
  • Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education
  • Emotional and Physical Misconduct
  • Mandatory Reporting

You must complete all three modules to be SafeSport trained. When you have completed all three, your SafeSport training will be displayed in your SOARS Annual Report.

Maintaining your SafeSport training:

Beginning in 2019, you are required to take an abbreviated SafeSport refresher course annually. If you do not refresh your training annually, you will be required to re-take the full course.

SafeSport training is required to maintain your certification:

If you do not complete the initial training or annual refresher, your race official certifications will be suspended until you do so.


SafeSport: Letter to Race Officials

SafeSport: How-To Guide

SafeSport: Register and Take the Training

Please visit the main SafeSport page for more information about the SafeSport program and the SafeSport Handbook.