Qualification as a National Judge


To be appointed as an NJ, a candidate should:

  1. Be a member of HKSF
  2. Have completed an World Sailing National IJ clinic or IJ seminar, or attended a seminar based on the World Sailing IJ seminar package, conducted by a suitably experienced person (such a seminar to be approved by the HKSF J&U committee in advance) or have attended the HKSF National Judge training seminar. Unless judging Rule 42 is included in such a seminar, have attended an HKSF approved seminar on that subject.
  3. The course instructor of the course attended would be required to confirm that the attendee had successfully completed the course.
  4. Pass an approved written test to demonstrate rules knowledge at the required level.
  5. Demonstrate to the satisfaction of the course instructor or another IJ that his/her on the water Rule 42 judging is at the level expected from an NJ
  6. Have in the 24 months prior to application sat on protest committees at 8 qualifying events* in Hong Kong during which they heard a minimum of 8 valid protests,
  7. Have sat on at least one International Jury in Hong Kong or overseas which heard at least one valid protest chaired by the candidate and have had their performance in that hearing assessed by the Jury Chairman as being at the level expected of an NJ, or have achieved the passmark for part 2 of the examination following the World Sailing NJ Course.
  8. A person who has passed the written test but not yet obtained the experience required in 5) or 6) or 7) above may be qualified as a Provisional National Judge (PNJ)