Coaches and Race Officials are the people that enable participation in our sport.
Although are seldom recognised well enough, the people in these roles are very soon missed if they are not there.
Sailing coaches are responsible for delivering learn to sail programmes and further developing sailors abilities for those interested in racing.
There are four types of Race Officials: Judges, Umpires, Measurers and Race Officers, and these people are the ones that implement fair and quality races and regattas.
Yachting New Zealand maintains a national register of people with these qualifications, and provides training for their ongoing development.