Umpires

The Sail Canada Umpire Program has three aims. Firstly, to serve the sport by producing well qualified Umpires. Secondly, to encourage sailors to be become involved in umpiring. Thirdly, to improve the knowledge and skills of umpires.

The Program recognizes and certifies two levels of umpire: Regional and National, to allow for each individual’s ambitions and capabilities. Prospective umpires, known as Umpires-in-Training, are not certified but are making their way towards certification.

The USC is responsible for the program, developing and/or approving training materials and setting standards, so that the program is consistent across Canada.

The training and certification of a Regional or National Umpire is the responsibility of the USC. A Regional Umpire, when paired with an equally certified umpire, will have shown the ability to umpire at ISAF Grade 4 and 5 events satisfactorily. A National Umpire, when paired with an equally certified umpire, will have shown the ability to umpire at ISAF Grade 3 events satisfactorily. A National Umpire must also have the knowledge and experience to be able to assist in the organizing and operation of ISAF Grade 3 events.

A National Umpire may ultimately apply for certification as an IU.

 

Sail Canada Umpire Program Document

Umpire Certification - Application Form