Advisory on Umpire Training Seminars

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, US Sailing is strongly recommending that all Race Management, Judge and Umpire Seminars scheduled in March be postponed until it is safe to reschedule them. It may be necessary to do the same for seminars in April. For further information, please contact the seminar organizer or the Race Administration Office - email or call (401) 342-7948.


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.

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