An umpire functions as a race official by applying the rules of the sport (match racing or team racing) to racing situations, primarily on the water, as situations occur to resolve rules issues.
To umpire match and team races is no easy task, but you will find that the satisfaction of contributing to the growth of our sport and serving competitors makes the work well worth the effort.
Personal Attributes of Race Officials
Because race officials play an important role in ensuring the fairness and quality of competition, racing sailors and US Sailing expect a high level of personal integrity and judicial temperament of certified race officials. To learn more about standards of personal conduct for race officials and how they are evaluated, please click on the button below.
Materials for Umpires