Sail Canada Regional & Advanced Race Management Seminar

You would like to manage the “on the water” operations for regional, national or international regattas?

The Advanced Race Management Course is what you need to achieve that goal !

Voile Canada, in collaboration with the Québec Sailing Federation, is planning a training that will lead to the Regional Race Officer (RRO) or National Race Officer certifications. This training will be in French and will be held in Quebec City on April 7th,8th and 9th 2017.

This course offered each year in English elsewhere in Canada will now be held in French every four years. More details below:

 

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Details, prerequisites, schedule and price:

This course will allow participants to reach the regional and national race officer levels depending on their race management experience

A regional Race Officer (RRO) manages the ‘on the water’ activities of provincial, regional and national championships, utilizing a variety of race and course formats. Certification is obtained through Sail Canada after two years of experience as a Club Race Officer including races in various conditions and locations and after successful completion of Sail Canada’s Advance Race Management Course.

A National Race Officer (NRO) A National Race Officer (NRO) is capable of managing, as RO or PRO, the ‘on-the-water’ operations of national and international championships of above average size and complexity. The NRO is familiar with all racing formats. The NRO is familiar and has experience in every area of conducting a multi class regatta from participation as a member of the OA to leader of the race committee.

Certification is obtained through Sail Canada after two years of experience as a Regional Race Officer and after successful completion of Sail Canada’s Advance Race Management Course. An on the water assessment by peers and/or mentors who are certified NRO, NJ or higher is also required.

This certification is valid for a period of 4 years.

Prerequisites :

Everybody could participate to this course.

To be certified as a Regional Race Officer, the candidate must:

  • Have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC)
  • Have a Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime VHF)

To be certified as a National Race Officer, the candidate must:

  • Have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC)
  • Have a Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime VHF)

Once the course is completed, the exam passed, and the race management experience acquired, you can apply to Sail Canada for the race officer certification you are looking for. Important: Attending the course and passing the exam does not guarantee the certification! You will have to provide evidence of your experience and a list of contacts (including emails and phone number) of nationally certified officials, such as ROs, Judges and Umpires, who have worked with you during your race officer duty.

If you have not yet been certified as a Regional Race Officer, but already are a Club Race Officer you can attend the class, pass the exam and be initially certified as a Regional Race Officer. Afterwards, you can accumulate the required experience as a RRO in order to apply for the NRO status without having to attend another Advanced Race Management Course or pass the exam again.

Schedule :

The training will take place between 8:30 a.m., April 7th, and noon, on April 9th 2017
Friday April 7th: 8:30-17:00
Saturday April 8th: 8:30-17:00
Sunday April 9th: 8:30-Noon (exam that can be written in English or French)

Price :

The cost of the training is 150$ (+taxes) and includes snacks and lunches for Friday and Saturday

During the class, you will need to provide your own 2017 Racing Rules of sailing (Sail Canada Version) and a support to take notes.

Content of the course:

The course will be entirely theoretical (no practical exercises) and will cover multiples subjects related to the management of major regattas.

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