The Sail Canada Race Management Subcommittee (RMSC) has reviewed race official designations in Canada.  Presently, there are 4 designations – Assistant Race Officer (ARO), Club Race Officer (CRO), National Race Officer (NRO) and Senior National Race Officer (SNRO).

The RMSC has recommended to the Training and Certification Committee (TCC) that the designations associated with the two higher levels should be revised to be consistent with designations in other countries and that of the Sail Canada Judge designations.  The TCC has approved the following changes:

The level 3 designation, currently titled National Race Officer (NRO), will be retitled Regional Race Officer (RRO).

The level 4 designation, currently titled Senior National Race Officer (SNRO), will be retitled National Race Officer (NRO).

These are name changes only.  The criteria for each certification level remain the same. 

These changes will go into effect at the beginning of 2015.

Race management certifications and re-certifications are considered by the Race Management Sub-Committee (RMSC) in the fall following each sailing season.  The certification period is for four years starting on January 1st of the following year.

In the fall of 2014 the RMSC will institute these changes.

  • Current Club Race Officers (CRO) who apply for certification for their next level in the fall of 2014, and are approved, will be certified at the renamed Regional Race Officer (RRO) designation
  • Current National Race Officers (NRO) who apply for recertification in the fall of 2014, and are approved, will be recertified at the renamed Regional Race Officer (RRO) designation
  •  Current National Race Officers (NRO) who apply for certification for their next level in the fall of 2014, and are approved, will be certified at the renamed National Race Officer (NRO) designation
  •  Current Senior National Race Officers (SNRO) who apply for recertification in the fall of 2014, and are approved, will be recertified at the renamed National Race Officer (NRO) designation
  •  On January 1st 2015 all other National Race Officers (NRO) will have their designation changed to Regional Race Officer (RRO)
  •  On January 1st 2015 all other Senior National Race Officers (SNRO) will have their designation changed to National Race Officer (NRO)

 

For more information, please contact Samara Crothers at Sail Canada … 613-545-3044 ext. 105 or by email to sam@sailing.ca.