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Yachting Australia National Officiating Program

Website link http://www.yachting.org.au/?66m

  • The National Officiating Program (NOP) has been developed to provide a clear and consistent pathway for volunteer officials in the sport of sailing.
  • Information on education and assessment for each of the officiating disciplines; Race Officer, Judge, Umpire and Measurer. 
  • Accreditation and application requirements are for each of the officiating disciplines; Race Officer, Judge, Umpire and Measurer. Accreditation and application requirements are for each of the officiating disciplines; Race Officer, Judge, Umpire and Measurer. 
  • Policy and related forms for feedback and reporting on the National Officiating Program.
  • A broad overview of the revised Child Protection policy for officials. For more information regarding child protection contact your state sporting body. 
  • Policy on applications for accreditation as an Official based on competence and experience. 

Yachting Australia National Officiating Program
The National Officiating Program (NOP) has been developed to provide a clear and consistent pathway for volunteer officials in the sport of sailing.

The officiating streams within Yachting Australia are split into the following:

  • Judges
  • Measurers
  • Race Officers
  • Umpires

 
Accreditation is handled directly by each MYA without the need for Committee or Board sign off for any level. Each MYA can also facilitate sitting of exams and presentation of seminars. Accredited officials can act independently as assessors and do not require further appointment to assist with this role. Go to the Officials Page for full NOP details, policies, assessment and application forms. 
  
Each officiating stream is split into Club, State, National and International as shown above. A broad guideline as to the experience or general characteristic of an official at this level is detailed below.

A Club qualification is used to recognise somebody that has attended a YA sanctioned course or has been nominated by their MYA affiliated club. Their continued participation in the sport is very important. They should be encouraged to continue their involvement with the sport and be shown how they can progress.

A State qualification is used to recognise somebody that has achieved more than just attendance to a course or nomination from their club. A State qualified official may have considerable sailing or officiating experience not just at their own club. This is recognised with this formal qualification. Competitors accept that these people are skilled amateur volunteers.

A National qualified official is somebody that has chosen the route of officiating as their way of progressing through the sport. A National official will have met the stringent criteria for officiating in their stream. Competitors will expect a high level of expertise from these officials.

International accreditation is administered by ISAF, however it is important to recognise that it is another level of accreditation above National Level.

Contact your MYA (YNSW 8116 9800) directly for further details about training and accreditation.

Further Information: http://www.yachting.org.au/default.asp?ID=34783