The Yachting Australia Umpire Seminar is a one or two day seminar aimed at educating people who wish to become involved with the officiating aspect within the sport of Sailing. Umpires play an important role within sailing as the on-water arbiters of the sport and ensuring adherence with the rules.
There are no pre-requisites for participation in this seminar. However, attendance at the YA Umpire Seminar is just one aspect of becoming a Umpire. For more information on how to achieve a Club, State or National Umpire accreditation, please contact your State MYA.
Participants of the YA Umpire Seminar will receive a Certificate of Completion. To become a recognised Umpire, participants will need to complete an application form and submit the necessary paperwork to accompany their application to their State MYA.
Who should do this Course
People who have a keen interest in Sailing and want to participate in another facet of the sport. Those who may be interested in becoming a Umpire include sailors who enjoy the intricacies and interpretations associated with the Racing Rules of Sailing and can make quick and timely decisions in boat on boat incidents.