Welcome to the EUROSAF Race Officials' Exchange Programme

Race Officials are vital for the sport of sailing. Judges, Umpires, Race Officers and Measurers are key persons to run a sailing regatta. In order to have the best possible racing for all competitors it is mandatory, that the race officials have had good experiences and have a sound knowledge.

EUROSAF is helping to improve the level of all Race Officials with the EUROSAF Race Officials' Exchange Programme. The initial idea of the Programme was between southern European Countries to help European race officials maintain or gain their ISAF qualification with the necessary number of events.  Over the years, the programme has grown.
The secret of the programme is a win-win situation. Race officials win with gaining more experience and are able to make a great contribution to the running of a good event. The events win because they can get experienced race officials from outside the nation, without paying their travel costs.

For national race officials the EUROSAF Race Officials' Exchange Programme will help national race officials to get the experience. The EUROSAF Academy can provide all the knowledge needed as race official and the participants will be prepared to sit the ISAF Test. With both the experience and the knowledge, hopefully the official will have all the criteria necessary to successfully apply to ISAF for International status.

Please use this site to find out more about the Programme and the possibilities it gives to you as a Sailor or a Race Official or an Organiser.