Regional Judge Course – Starting 1st Mar 2023 – Royal Irish Yacht Club

Feb 24, 2023 | Sailing

Another way to get involved with Club hosted events! Become a Regional Judge…

Racing Rules of Sailing Guru Gordon Davies is running a Regional Judge Course over 3 consecutive Wednesday evenings, starting 1st March in the Royal Irish Yacht Club.

Times: 1830 – 2030hrs each evening

Candidates should have :

– a reasonable knowledge of the rules of Part 2, When Boats Meet;

– have some experience of protest hearings either as a PC member or as a party to the hearings.

Following the course will require some reading before the course and between sessions.

In order to obtain Irish Sailing qualification as a Regional Judge, after the course candidates will be required to:

– pass a written test evaluating their ability to write up protest decisions;

– sit on the protest committee of at least 6 events (including DBSC protest panels) and obtain a favourable reference from a senior judge.

If interested, to attend, please contact Gordon Davies ( – please cc  with your contact details and ‘experience’ (see above) – If approved to attend, there will be a small charge of €20 payable here: 


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