Questions about Conflict of Interest:
New Zealander Mike Alison, an International Judge and National Umpire, asked the following questions on the Racing Rules of Sailing forum:
1) Can a coach of a school team, entered in the event, also umpire at the same event if there are insufficient suitable Umpires?
2) Can an employee of a Yacht Club, be an Umpire in a Teams Racing or Match Racing event, if that same club has a team or sailors entered in the event?
Here were some of the forum responses:
Steve Schupak (USA) – National Judge and Umpire:
1. Like all answers to umpiring questions, it depends…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Questions about Conflict of Interest, Editor
Nations Cup Grand Final 2019 in the USA:
World Sailing‘s Nations Cup Grand Final will bring together an elite field of international match race teams for the 9th edition to be held in 2019 from April 9 to 14 in San Francisco, CA. Ten Open and ten Women’s division skippers will compete in J/22s with the closing date for nations to apply for entry is September 17, 2018. Details.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Nations Cup Grand Final 2019 in the USA, Editor