IMPORTANT NOTICE - Program Changes 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.
Assistant Race Officer (ARO) - covers the duties of the recorder, mark layer, timekeeper, flag officer, signals officer, line judge and rescue crew. ARO certification requires successful completion of a clinic and demonstrated competency in the above skills. Clinics are organized annually by the provincial sailing associations (PSAs).
Club Race Officer (CRO) - covers all the duties of the on-the-water Race Committee Chairperson and Organizing Committee. Club Race Officers are capable of directing regattas or local races up to the regional level. CRO clinics are organized annually by provincial sailing associations.
National and Senior National Race Officers (NRO & SNRO) - are awarded by the Sail Canada Race Management Sub-Committee to candidates who have accumulated experience as Regatta Chairpersons at provincial or national regattas. Applicants must submit their race officer resume to Sail Canada and be recommended by their provincial sailing association.