The Chief Scrutineer, if appointed, shall:
(a) Act under the supervision of the IRB Championship Referee.
(b) Arrange for the correct setting up of the scrutineering area and measuring devices.
(c) Ensure the scrutineering standards used are in line with the current gear and equipment specifications as advised by the relevant SLSA authority.
(d) Arrange for a program and timetable for the processing of teams and their equipment, gear and required paperwork including maintaining of records.
(e) Supervise and roster Head Scrutineers (Motors, Hulls & Propellers) and scrutineers to allocated positions, times and particular responsibilities.
(f) Observe competition events and if they consider that the performance of a particular craft, motor or item of equipment, including fuel appears to exceed the manufacturers’ performance specification, they shall make these observations known to the Referee.
(g) If considered necessary, or if requested, arrange for inspections during and/or after an event or competition.
(h) Liaise with the Referee on infringements and any concerns raised by competitors, team managers or coaches.
(i) Provide reports and recommendations to the Referee or Authority on the conduct of the scrutineering program.
(j) Be aware at all times of the safety and welfare of competitors, officials and other personnel involved in the competition and immediately report any concerns to the Referee or their delegate and/or the Safety and Emergency Management Coordinator. If the matter is a catastrophic event the official may order an immediate suspension of competition in their area and immediately escalate the matter to the Referee and/or their Area Referee and/or the SEMC.