The reagtta season is going to start soon. Rowers and Umpires get prepared for the upcoming event. Easy for the Athletes. But how is it for the Umpairs? What about when we face an Umpire’s decision? Never an easy job but you know it’s been a great race when you are unaware of the umpire following behind and keeping an eye on proceedings.
Have a look at this: A few times during this regatta there were potential conflict-inducing incidents and each time an umpire had to make a decision.
Have a look at the videos and let us know what you think.
Was the Umpire’s decision correct?
Social media has provided us with some insight from the crowd. What do you think?
Or take a look here: 4 time Olympic gold medalist and Henley umpire Sir Matthew Pinsent speaks exclusively to Laura Winter at the 2015 Henley Royal Regatta about the challenges of umpiring. Very interestig to follow. Also interesting how he views the umpaire’s decision. It gives us a good insight of his work