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International Umpires Seminars & Clinics

The Seminars and Clinics for Umpires are intended to improve the standard of regional / group umpiring and to assist people who wish to become an International Umpire. Both are hosted by Member National Authorities.

Information about hosting an ISAF Seminar and Clinic is available here.

ISAF International Umpires Seminars

An ISAF Umpiring Seminar must be held in conjunction with a Match Racing or Team Racing event. The Seminar must include a minimum of two days classroom instruction, including the ISAF written test, followed by a minimum of three days on-the-water umpiring at an event, where participants may undertake a formal Performance Assessment

The event should normally be a Grade 2 or 3 event for Match Racing (never a Grade WC or a Grade 1 event) or a similar level for Team Racing.

Although the minimum number of days on the water is three it is recommended to extend this to four days as this gives the attendees better possibilities to complete a successful performance assessment.

The seminar must be open to attendees from other nations than the hosting national authority.

Candidates who wish to attend an ISAF International Umpiring seminar should either have a current appointment as a national Umpire or have attended an ISAF Match Racing / Team Racing Clinic. It is required that they have experience of umpiring at national level.

ISAF Match Racing / Team Racing Clinics

The ISAF Match Racing and Team Racing Clinics are intended to introduce those disciplines to areas where there is little experience of those kinds of sailing. The Clinics teach umpiring to judges who have knowledge of the Racing Rules of Sailing but have little or no knowledge of umpiring.

The ISAF Match Racing and Team Racing Clinics last for two / three days with 90% of the activities on the water.

IU Seminar/Clinic Instructors 2014

Seminar Instructors+

Additional Test Administrators

Performance Assessors (Match Racing)

Performance Assessors (Team Racing)

Shane Borrell (NZL) Neven Baran (CRO) Shane Borrell (NZL) Chris Atkins (GBR)
Philippe Gomez (FRA) Charley Cook (USA) Gerard Bosse (FRA) John Doerr (GBR)
Jan Stage (DEN) Brad Dellenbaugh (USA) Sally Burnett (GBR) David Pyron (USA)
Sally Burnett (GBR) Barbara Farquhar (USA) John Doerr (GBR) Jan Stage (DEN)
John Doerr (GBR) Charlotte Greppe (SWE) Philippe Gomez (FRA)
Marianne Middelthon (NOR) Bruce Hebbert (GBR) Henry Menin (ISV)
Chris Atkins (GBR) Jack Lloyd (NZL) Marianne Middelthon (NOR)
David Pyron (USA) Henry Menin (ISV) Jan Stage (DEN)
David Pelling (CAN) John Standley (AUS)
Peter Shrubb (BER)
John Standley (AUS)

+ Seminar Instructors are also Test Administrators

Future Umpire Seminars and Clinics
World Sailing International Umpire Seminar (Fleet Racing), Lindau, GER
22 May 17 - 27 May 17
World Sailing International Umpires Seminar (Match Racing), Szczecin, POL
23 May 17 - 27 May 17
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