The new form meets the requests made by the Race Management Sub-Committee at the ISAF Annual Conference of November 2004. Those were primarily focused around obtaining more detailed information about the experience of candidates put forward for a first appointment to International Race Officer (IRO) status. 15 new appointments were approved in 2004.
Significantly the form differs in three areas:
- more detailed information about the nature of the experience of applicants, ie the type of role undertaken at specific events;
- details of 'on the water' assessments undertaken by the candidate and;
- listed referees should complete a standard reference form.
All applications for new IROs and IRO renewals should reach the ISAF office before 1 September 2005 and must use the new application form.