Although a self policing sport an important part of this is the use of competitors as Race Observers. The MYA prides itself at being at the forefront of race organisation and event hosting and the use of observers and their understanding of their role in the event is at the heart of this.
The quality of observing has a direct impact on competitor behaviour and enjoyment of the event and it is incumbent on all competitors to know the “ins and outs” of the process.
The presentation attached below highlights the role and its responsibilities.
More notes can be found in the Race Management section of the KB