Umpire Program

Umpire Program

The Sail Canada Umpire Program has three aims. Firstly, to serve the sport by producing well-qualified Umpires. Secondly, to encourage sailors to become involved in umpiring. Thirdly, to improve the knowledge and skills of umpires.


Overview

The Program recognizes and certifies two levels of umpire: Regional and National, to allow for each individual’s ambitions and capabilities. Prospective umpires, known as Umpires-in-Training, are not certified but are making their way towards certification.

The Sail Canada Umpire Sub-Committee is responsible for the program, developing and/or approving training materials and setting standards so that the program is consistent across Canada.

Regional Umpire

The training and certification of a Regional Umpire is the responsibility of the Umpire Sub-Committee. A Regional Umpire, when paired with an equally certified umpire, will have shown the ability to umpire at World Sailing Grade 4 and 5 events satisfactorily.

National Umpire

The training and certification of a Regional Umpire is the responsibility of the Umpire Sub-Committee. A National Umpire, when paired with an equally certified umpire, will have shown the ability to umpire at World Sailing Grade 3 events satisfactorily. A National Umpire must also have the knowledge and experience to be able to assist in the organizing and operation of ISAF Grade 3 events.

A National Umpire may ultimately apply for certification as an International Umpire.

Related Documents

Umpire Program Criteria
Insurance Infomation
Insurance For Officials FAQ For Officials

 

Umpires Sub-Committee

Andrew Alberti – Chair (ON)

Katie Coleman Nicoll (ON)

David Pelling (QC)


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  • Bank of Montreal
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