There are a variety of race officials, certified by US Sailing, that help Regattas run smoothly and efficiently.
Judges are responsible for conducting protest and redress hearings when competitors believe there has been a breach of the rules. You can learn more about the role Judges play on the US Sailing Website HERE.
Race Officers are in charge of racing on the water. Their duties include ensuring the safety of competitors and the race committee, choosing courses to give competitors the best possible races, starting the fleet, adjusting the course in response to changing conditions, finishing the fleet and scoring the event. You can get more information on US Sailing Race Officers HERE.