There are Club courses available for any of the 40 odd racing clubs in Northern Ireland to help them

with their race management skills.  We also run the two day RYA Regional Race Officer Seminar - the

first step on the ladder of becoming a qualified RYA Race Officer.

The only cost to the Club for the Club Courses is the presenter’s mileage to and from their venue.  Just some of the courses available:

Club Race Officer Course:  Designed to be given in one day or a long evening - it is a confidence building course for the club member taking their occasional turn to run the club’s racing.  We cover the basic procedures and give some hints and tips on how to make this job easier and more fun.

Club Mark Layer Course: A one day course for your club mark layers setting out courses for open meetings.  We cover a little bit of GPS work, course configurations, how to lay the various courses and the aids available.  We also include some practical work - on the water to stream in a start mark and lay and adjust a gate.  A good practical “hands on” course.

RYA Regional Race Officer Seminar: This two day course covers all the basic stuff that a Race Officer needs to know to run an open meeting, from writing the NOR and SIs to setting courses, all the signalling stuff, starting, finishing and what to do when it all goes wrong!  There is a short exam at the end of the two days - on passing the exam the candidate can then submit a C.V. to the RYA and apply to become a Regional Race Officer.   Candidates can acquire more experience and then go on to become National Race Officer - this involves a further three day course and exam.

This two day RRO course is charged for - currently £80.00.  In a lot of cases, individual clubs will pay or part pay for their aspiring Race Officers.

If you think you or your club could benefit from any of these courses - just call or email.  Details on the Contact Page

Rules Courses - For rules courses, I recommend talking to Denis Todd who is the RYA Racing Rules Advisor for Northern Ireland who will be more than happy to tailor a rules course for your Club or Class. - Details are all on the Contact Page

RYA Race Management Courses in Northern Ireland

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RYA Regional Race Officer Seminar

Ballyholme YC

Sat/Sun 1st/2nd
April 2017