Becoming a Yachting Australia accredited Judge
Most people are familar with the work of Race Officers whether it is at a Club, State, National or International level, but what about Judges. A judge is responsible for hearing and deciding on all protests, requests for redress and other matters arising from part 5 of the Blue Book (the Racing Rules of Sailing).
Judges are often seen on the water and with the advent of the Medal Race their profile within the sailing community has been raised. Events like Sail Melbourne which is part of the ISAF Sailing World Cup can offer opportunities to gain experience by shadowing an International Jury observe them dealing with protests and on water judging.
A Yachting Australia accredited Club Judge is an expereienced sailor with good knowledge of the racing rules and has some protest committee expereince. To become a State, National or International Judge it is primarily a matter of gaining more experience.
Yachting Victoria are running a Judge course on June 23rd & 24th at The BoatShed at Albert Park. If you are interested in becoming an accredited Judge at any level you will need to enrol on this course. The course is a State/National level however the main difference between this and a Club Judge course is deciding to sit the exam. To become an acredited Club Judge you are not required to sit the exam.
If you would like to enrol on this two day course please follow the link to the training calendar then select the course, if you have any questions please contact Jane Moffat at Yachting Victoria email@example.com 9597 0066