US Sailing Judges Workshop and Exam


This is a sanctioned US SAILING JUDGES WORKSHOP and EXAM that is required for initial certification and re-certification as a US Sailing Judge.  It is also helpful for those who want to learn more about what goes on in the Protest Room.  This program is not a basic rules instruction course.  Basic knowledge of the Racing Rules of Sailing is needed to get full value from the program.  The workshop will include an extended session on interpreting Rule 18 and several interactive and role-playing segments.

The workshop will begin at 0830 each day and last until approximately 1600.  It will cover a variety of topics necessary for successful judging such as:

  • Techniques involved in running good hearings
  • Discerning and documenting facts found and decisions
  • Handling of contentious issues
  • Arbitration

The lead moderator for this workshop will be Charlie Macaulay (Regional Administrative Judge, Area L).  Additional experienced judges may also lead several sessions.

Where:    North Sails

7911 NE 33rd Dr. #390

Portland, OR 97211

(Off US 30, halfway between I-5 and I-205) – GoogleMaps Link

Cost:             $60.00 for workshop and exam.  This includes continental breakfast, lunch, beverages, handout materials, and exam processing. US SAILING membership is required to take the test.

What to Bring:   The Racing Rules of Sailing, US SAILING Judges Manual, and the US SAILING Appeals and ISAF Case Book.

Additional Information: Study Questions are available from the US Sailing website on the Judges Page or by clicking on this link.  We recommend that participants study and answer each question and note the relevant rules for each question before the workshop.

Advance registration is requested.  Complete the attached form or register on the CYC registration web page (enter US Sailing Judges Workshop in the Event field).  Payment will be accepted at the door or with mailed registration.

Additional Information: Charlie Macaulay,  (425) 766-3822,

Download the registration form HERE








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    6336 S. Beaver Ave
    Portland, OR 97239


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    Portland, OR 97239


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