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Race Officer/Management Seminars
Race Management Assistant Race Officer (Level 1) & Club Race Officer (Level 2)
The Ontario Sailing Race Management Committee has course conductors certified by Sail Canada available to run workshops in race management in your area. If there is sufficient interest within your club or class association, a workshop can be arranged right in your home club. If you would like to arrange for a course to be run at your club please contact Krystal Smith via email or 1-888-672-7245 ext. 221.
2013 Race Management Seminar Schedule
No courses are scheduled at this time!
Please check back often for updates!
*A current Rule Book is required for all Level 1 & Level 2 (Assistant Race Officer & Club Race Officer) courses. These are available for purchase by contacting Margaret Mummery at ext. 223 or via email.
Assistant Race Officer (Level 1) Theory
- Duties and responsibilities of:
- Flag Officer
- Sound Signaler
- Line Judge
- Basic compass skills
- Setting and maintaining start/finish lines
- Duties and responsibilities of leading a Race Management Team
- Regatta Organization
- Compass Skills - Calculating race course
Mark Setting Theory
- Duties and responsibilities of the Mark Setter
- Safety Issues
- Selecting and Calculating Courses
- Anchoring Techniques
- Other tasks
- Includes practical examples/demonstration
PrerequisiteLevel 1 Seminar & some experience setting marks.
For certification as a National Race Officer, Senior National Race Officer or RM Course Conductor, contact Sail Canada
All workshops are intended to be self-supporting. Therefore all workshops are scheduled with a pre-registration date and a minimum registration clause. If the minimum number of registrants have not replied by the pre-registration date, the workshop will not be conducted as scheduled.
The Level 1 course is approximately 3 hours. Level 2 and Mark Setting courses take approximately 9 hours to cover the theory and some practical demonstrations. Depending upon the area and the availability of course conductors, workshops can be structured to run during a weekend or over three evenings.
Sample schedules (with registration and lunch breaks):
Friday night and Saturday (Fri. 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm & Sat. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Saturday & Sunday (Sat. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm & Sun. 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
3 Night Workshops
A specific evening for three consecutive weeks (Tuesday from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
Three consecutive evenings (Mon., Tues., Wed. from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
NOTE: Starting and ending times will be decided with the advice of the local workshop coordinator.
For more information on hosting or registering for a Race Management Seminar, please contact Krystal Smith via email
or call 1-888-672-7245 or 905-572-7245 ext. 221.
* A Sail Canada certified race official is working on behalf of Sail Canada, and therefore covered by the Director and Officer Liability Policy (see Sail Canada website), as long as the following conditions are met. To be eligible, a race officer must be:
- currently certified, at any level, as a Sail Canada race officer. The person must be certified at least as either a Club Judge, Assistant Race Officer, or Canadian Umpire
- a member of a Sail Canada member yacht club
- working on a volunteer basis at the named event/series
- using the current racing rules of sailing**
**According to Rule 89.1 in the 2009-2012 Racing Rules of Sailing the organizing authority of a race must be (1) the ISAF, (2) a member national authority of ISAF (Sail Canada), (3) a member club or organization of a national authority (Sail Canada) or (4) an unaffiliated member club/organization that is working in conjuction with a member club/organization AND that has been approved by the national authority (Sail Canada) and ISAF.