The annual Technical Delegate and Race Officials’ Update will be held over the weekend of November 14th – 15th. Due to the ongoing pandemic and associated travel and gathering restrictions the updates this year will be held online. All Race Officials and Coaches are welcome to attend the Update Seminar on Saturday 14th November. This seminar will be conducted in English.

This is the only real opportunity in the year to join a race rules and organisational update with all interested parties involved and expert advice on hand. This provides a change to exchange experiences, discuss topics and cooperatively contribute to the development of the sport. It is vital to keep abreast of safety regulations and new rules, and to ensure (for the sake of the athletes as well as ourselves) that we are all following the same rules, regulations and procedures regardless of the level of event. 

The Update Seminar is open to representatives from all countries in the Lowlander group. The programme will follow that supplied by FIS but with an emphasis on the items pertinent to our officials and the events we run. Those organising calendar events are encouraged to attend, and coaches are also very welcome especially those who wish to qualify as Referees. Technical Delegates must attend the Update Seminar as part of the on-going validation of their TD licence. 

The Update will incorporate a centralised briefing (webinar) followed by break out sub-groups to work through the normal questions and timing calculations. Full schedule details will follow. 

Dates:   Saturday 14th November 1100-1300 : FIS TD Update (FIS TDs, Candidates and Aspirants only).
Saturday 14th November 1400-1800 : Update meeting for TDs and Race Officials.
Sunday 15th November 1100-1400 : GBR TD Forum (members only).

Location: Online. Connection details will be issued in due course.

Booking: Please sign up at, ensuring you leave your contact details (phone and e-mail) so we can issue schedules and homework in advance, and clearly indicate which sessions you are applying for. Please note detailed scheduling and timings may change when further information is available with regards to the teaching content.
The closing date for sign up is the 6th of November after which attendees will be sent some homework which must be returned by the 12th of November.  Payment details for the £5 fee will follow.

Rules: The latest version of the FIS ICR Book IV is available for download from the FIS web site. For those working under British rules, copies of BCR and BACR are available on where you can also find the latest ICR and other FIS publications. Shortcuts to some of the relevant documents:  

FIS Equipment 
FIS Medical Guide  
FIS Points 
FIS Timing Book 
FIS TD Memorandum  

Please ensure you bring the relevant rule books either in paper form or downloaded to your electronic device, and do not rely on getting fast internet access from the meeting venue to access these documents. 

Please pass on this Flyer to anyone that you think might be interested in attending the Seminar. 

Any problems regarding attendance or booking please contact Andrea Grant: