Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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Radio Sailing Race Officer Course

The ARYA Race Management Committee have been working on developing an Online Race Officer Course. We are really pleased to announce that we have launched the course today.

The Race Officer course is designed in 11 modules. The modules are arranged in the same order as the tasks the Race Officer would do at a regatta. Each module contains suggested reading material, the course material and a 10 question multiple choice quiz.

  • The modules cover every aspect of the Race Officer’s tasks, including regatta preparation, briefing, course setting, conducting the start of a race, tasks at the conclusion of the race, managing protests and working with the Heat Management System. The modules take between 20 and 30 minutes to complete
  • There are two opportunities to complete each of the quizzes, and explanations are provided once the quiz is submitted, including references to rules or documents.
  • There is a discussion section which allows participants to ask questions and share ideas.
  • At the conclusion of the course, a certificate is awarded to those who have completed the modules.

The Radio Sailing Race Officer Course can be found on the Eliademy website with the following link:

Whilst the course is branded for the Australian Radio Yachting Association, the principles are taken from the Racing Rules of Sailing, the IRSA Race Management Policy and the Heat Management System which are commonly used around the world. There are a few small variations which we use in Australia, but where these are mentioned, the differences are explained.

We hope that people interested in Radio Sailing race management worldwide will find the course helpful, and encourage people to enrol and participate. To get started, follow the link above to find your way to the course. If you think the material would be helpful for your own radio sailing contacts, please feel free to forward this information to them.

I would like to thank all the people who have contributed to building the course. In particular, I’d like to thank Bill Clancy for his council, Bruce Robins for providing the editing, Alan Wymer from NZ, Warren Rock and Mario Gulic for their contributions.


Glenn Dawson

Link has been placed on the QRYA Information Page



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