Race Officers

IMPORTANT NOTICE – The Sail Canada Race Management Program is changing effective January 1st 2015.

Sail Canada's Race Management Program has been developed to provide competent regatta management skills for volunteers organizing and running sailing competitions. The program consists of four levels outlined below (please review the full program for complete criteria).

Assistant Race Officer (ARO) - An Assistant Race Officer (ARO) is capable of assisting in the running of a race as a member of the Race Committee crew of a regatta. Certification is handled by the PSA and requires successful completion of the 4 hour Sail Canada ARO Race Management Course.

Club Race Officer (CRO) - A Club Race Officer (CRO) manages the ‘on the water’ activities of regattas at club level. Certification is handled by the PSA and requires successful completion of the 12 hour Sail Canada CRO Race Management Course and a record of practical experience in Race Committee organization.

Regional Race Officer (RRO) - 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 handled by Sail Canada and requires a minimum of two years service as CRO and successful completion of the Sail Canada Advanced Race Management Course.

National Race Officers (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 handled by Sail Canada and requires a minimum of two years service as RRO, successful completion of the Sail Canada Advanced Race Management Course, evidence of experience at different venues and an ‘on-the-water’ assessment.

Race Management Program – Includes full criteria, prerequisites and certification requirements

 
Race Officer Forms - Certification & Recertification