Must be a USSA
Licensed Race Official
- Per USSA
Alpine Competition Regulations Handbook 2000 18.104.22.168.4.
referee must remain at the finish throughout the training (if
a speed event) and the race. He must make sure that all the
for the organization of the finish and the finish in-run and
out-run are properly observed. He supervises the finish controller,
timing and the crowd control in the finish area. He must be able
to communicate immediately with the start at all times."
(5) days before the race:
the Chief of Race and recommits that he/she is working the
event. Confirms that he/she has a current USSA Race Official
and provides the Chief of Race with the number.
what time and place the sign in will be the morning of the
race, the start times of each run and the time to be in place
to contacting the finish recorder and manual finish timer volunteers
and gives them the details of where and when to be in place
for race day.
at 8:00 at registration to sign in. Must show registration
workers updated USSA official's card
a club radio from the Chief of Race
- Seeks a
finish referee log form from the Race Secretary
- Has necessary
- Makes sure
that the finish area and competitor's exit passage are safe
- Gets feedback
from each forerunner of the course conditions and reports concerns
to Chief of Course
- Logs all
bibs in the order that they come through the finish line. This
does not correspond with the running order and should not
racers who DNF, "do not finish" or DNS, "did not start". NOTE:
At times, bibs are hard to read and will require you to run
down to the competitor to verify a number
and monitors if the finish area is large enough to be safe.
Communicates with Chief of Course or Chief of Maintenance any
maintenance requirements in the finish area.
to Start Referee if conditions in the finish area warrant instructions
to each competitor.
- Makes sure
that coaches and spectators do not go through the finish line
that each competitor clears the finish area after their race
for their safety
the manual timing person and the finish recorder
- Uses radio
when required to contact the Chief of Race for a rerun request
or problem that requires reporting, e.g. finish fence needs
to be repaired etc.
- If a finish
controller is not utilized, Finish Referee must monitor appropriate
finish. If one ski comes off not more than two gates before
the finish line, the competitor may elect on their own to finish
on one ski.
- Brings finish
log to the timing hut
the start time for the next run and communicates to the Finish
Recorder and Finish Manual Timer
are not in a position to change the USSA Handbook description,
the club urges volunteers to make suggestions on how to enhance
each race worker assignment outlined in this document. Please
mail suggestions to Val Gilman, 75 Revere Street, Gloucester,
MA 01930 or email the suggestions to her at firstname.lastname@example.org