Officials play a key role in any sailing race or regatta! Sail Canada Race Officer, Judge and Umpire programs provide training and certification from the Club to National level, with World Sailing providing International Certification. Event Volunteers are always in high demand! From helping out on site during an event to being a key member of the Organizing Committee, there is a role for everyone!

Practice Protest Sessions for Officials

Sail Canada will hold to certified judges as well as to those interested in applying for certification, a tructured training on best practices for hearing protests Thursday, May 12, starting at 7pm (ET) by Zoom. Participants will act as judges and will conduct hearings in small groups under the watchful eyes of Canada’s senior judges.

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Racing Rules of Sailing: Changes and Corrections for 2022

World Sailing has approved changes and corrections to the Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024 which became effective on January 1st. Check them out now >

Timing of Race Officer Certification Applications

Effective immediately: application for certification and re-certification for all levels of Sail Canada Race Officer will be considered as they are submitted. (Past practice of the Race Management Sub Committee was to consider applications for most levels only at the end of the calendar year.)

Sail Canada’s Race Management Sub-Committee aims to review applications at its next meeting after an application has been checked for completeness.

Certification is for a period of four years, including the year of certification, ending on December 31 of the fourth year.


  • Rolex
  • Helly Hansen
  • Gallagher Skippers' Plan
  • BMO Sail Canada MasterCard
  • Government of Canada