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International Umpires Sub-committee

Chris Lindsay (IRL)

Natalia Chubenko (RUS)
Arnaud Mante (FRA) David Pryon (USA)

Jusso Leivonen (FIN)

Kohei Imazu (JPN)
Manuel Huensch (GER) Richard Slater (AUS)

Terms of Reference The International Umpires Sub-committee shall:

(a) administer the International Umpires' programme;

(b) recommend to the Race Officials Committee the appointment of International Umpires in accordance with these Regulations;

(c) disseminate information to and communicate with International Umpires and Member National Authorities;

(d) be responsible for the instruction and evaluation of International Umpires and candidates to become International Umpires, which shall include:
(i) the development and conduct of seminars to train and qualify International Umpires and candidates to become International Umpires; and
(ii) the formulation of the examinations and establishment of the criteria for the performance assessment which applicants must pass to qualify as International Umpires;

(e) assist Member National Authorities in training and in developing national umpires programmes; (f) recommend policies regarding the conduct of International Umpires;

(g) administer programmes to promote uniform application and consistent interpretation of the Racing Rules and other World Sailing documents by International Umpires;

(h) propose rule changes and submit interpretations of the Racing Rules and calls for match racing and team racing to the Racing Rules Committee;
(i) develop and administer a procedure for the grouping and classification of International Umpires according to their abilities and to place them in groups based on agreed criteria;

(j) update International Umpires Sub-committee documents, such as the Umpiring and Match Racing Manual, the Umpiring and Team Racing Manual, Performance Assessment forms and the International Umpire application form;

(k) address questions from International Umpires;

(l) deal with such matters as any World Sailing committee may request.

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