Umpiring is an important aspect to the sport of rowing. Umpires ensure regattas are held in a safe and fair manner, and many have the opportunity to travel to regattas in different cities, provinces and even other countries.
Become a RCA Umpire
Are you interested in joining the umpire community? We would be happy to welcome you to the umpiring family! Rowing BC is committed to promoting the growth of the umpiring community, and will provide umpire training whenever there is a demand from interested persons.
For more information, please contact the Rowing BC Umpire Committee.
Below you will find many useful files and documents:
- 2017 BC Regatta Schedule (.pdf) – updated: January 24, 2017
- Regatta Sign-up Sheet (Google Doc)
- Regatta Best Practices (.pdf)
- RCA Rules of Racing (Rowing Canada Aviron Website)
- Rowing BC Expense Claim Form Template (.xls) – updated: April 2016
- Rowing BC Expense Policy (.pdf)
- Regatta Incident Report (.pdf)
2016 Seminar Presentations
- 2016 Recertification Seminar Agenda (.pdf)
- In Memorandum – Paul Baylis (.pdf)
- RBC Umpire Committee Presentation (.pdf)
- Objections and Protests Presentation (.pdf)
- Umpire Boat Positioning Presentation (.pdf)
- Starting With A Traffic Light System Presentation (.pdf)
- Associate Retention Presentation (.pdf)
- RCA Umpire Committee Presentation(.pptx)
- Para-Rowing Presentation (.pdf)
- 2016 National Regatta Nominations (.pdf)
- Heel-Tie Presentation (.pdf)
- RCA Safety and Events Committee Presentation (.pdf)
2017 Seminar Presentations
- 2017 Recertification Seminar Agenda (.xlsx)
- RBC Umpire Committee Report (.pdf)
- Skills Events (.pptx)
- Can-Row Skills Handbook (.pdf)
- Clinicians Report
- Safety (.pdf)
- Wake control and progression (.pptx)
- RCA Safety and Events Report (.pdf)
- Minimum Standards (.pptx)
- Techniques and Tips (.pdf)
- Regatta Data System and Computerized Results
The weather in Canada can change at a moments notice so RCA has developed a Weather Protocol to ensure the safety of everyone on the water.
To ensure effective radio communication it is important to have an understanding of radio protocol.
- Umpire Radio Usage Protocol (.pdf)