Officials

Becoming an official for water skiing and wakeboarding is a great way to get involved in the sport – whether you are getting involved for the first time or want to give something back to the sport you love. There are a number of officiating roles within water skiing and wakeboarding; you just need to decide which role is the one for you.  As well as meeting and working with a great bunch of fellow enthusiasts you will also learn a great deal more about the “behind the scenes” and technical aspects of the sport.  Training via officials training seminars is available and travel expenses will help to ensure that the only thing you will give up is your time.

Here you will find information about the different officiating roles available for each discipline and how to get started and become qualified.

DisciplineRolesHow to become qualifiedContact
Barefoot Judge, Driver, Homologator 1. Come and join the Barefoot community on a training day or competition to see what it is all about
2. Take the Barefoot Judges Course
3. Enjoy the freedom and sheer exhilaration of barefooting from the comfort of the boat
Jeremy Drew - gbbarefoot@hotmail.co.uk
Boat Wakeboard Judge, Calculator, Driver 1. Boat Wakeboard run a mentoring scheme for those who wish to become an official Graham Creedy - graham@wakeboard.co.uk or 07958 617121
Cable Wakeboard Judge, Calculator 1. Attend a Cable Wakeboard Judging seminar - seminars are held throughout the year and can be arranged ad hoc if you have a group of 6 or more who are interested George Newell -  george@jbwaterski.com
Kneeboard Judge (slalom/trick), Driver, Calculators 1. Kneeboard run a mentoring scheme for those interested in becoming an official
2. Come along to an event or competition to find out more
Mark Garnett - mark@msgarnett.fsnet.co.uk or 07788 573350
Racing Judge, Time Keeper, Lap Scorer, Course Marshall, Scrutineer 1. Racing run a mentoring scheme for those who wish to become an official Derek Blackmore -  waterski1@eastdevon.co
Tournament Judge, Calculator, Driver, Homologator, Chief Judge

1. Attend a seminar (or mini seminar)
2. Learn the rules
3. Take an exam
4. Assist at 3 competitions to qualify

British Tournament Officials Seminar is held in April/May every year.  Mini seminars are arranged as and when needed.

Tournament Technical Committee - toutech@bwsf.co.uk