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Rowing BC Annual Umpire Seminar

January 20, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


The 2018 Umpire Recertification Seminar will be taking place on Saturday, January 20th, 2018 from 9:15 AM-4:00 PM at the Rowing BC Office (155-3820 Cessna Drive, Richmond, BC, V7B 0A2). This year’s seminar will focus primarily on proposed changes to the rules of racing that will take effect in 2018.

The Umpire Committee would appreciate your prompt registration in order to deal with the logistics. Please respond by Friday, January 5th, 2018, even if you are unable to attend.

Those requiring transport from the ferry, or offering transport to the venue, will be contacted by a member of the Umpire Committee closer to the date.

Please note – the seminar is intended for all umpires and associates. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Rowing BC Office on January 20th!

Register Here

2018 Umpire Committee Call for Nominations

Rowing BC is seeking nominations for individuals to fill three positions to be elected to the Rowing BC Umpire Committee during the Annual Umpire Recertification Seminar on January 20th, 2018 in Richmond BC.

The Umpire Committee is authorized by the Rowing BC By-Laws to conduct their business in accordance with the Umpire Committee Terms of Reference.  The Umpire Committee is responsible for developing and implementing plans and programs in support of the education and development of Umpires in British Columbia. The overall goal of the Umpire Committee is to ensure that Rowing BC and its member organizations have access to a pool of qualified and educated umpires of all levels, and those individuals in British Columbia who want to become Umpires or to improve their skills as Umpires have access to the training and development opportunities they require.  The Umpire Committee shall report to the Executive Director via the Chairperson.

The Umpire Committee will be elected by those Licensed Umpires in British Columbia in attendance at the Annual Umpire Recertification Seminar. The Umpire Committee shall consist of between four (4) to seven (7) individuals as follows:

  • Up to six (6) Licensed Umpire Representatives
  • One (1) President of Rowing BC

Term-lengths and number of elected Umpire Representatives each year will be established so as to allow for turnover of half of the Umpire Committee on an annual basis. Generally, term-lengths will be 2 years. Following their term, Umpire Representatives may stand for re-election.  The Umpire Committee can appoint a Licensed Umpire to fill a vacancy.

Considering the current term lengths, Malcolm Fletcher, Ge-An Rijniersce and Brian Williams will continue to serve on the Umpire Committee until the 2019 elections, while three (3) positions will be open for elections on January 20th, 2018.

Please submit your intent to stand for election via email to Rowing BC Executive Director, David Calder by Friday, January 5th, 2018. Individuals are encouraged to submit an accompanying 250 word biography introducing themselves to the umpire community to help inform the election process. Names and biographies of individuals up for election will be emailed to all Umpires in advance of the Recertification Seminar. There will be no nominations from the floor.

Submit intent to stand for election

2018 Regatta Schedule

The Umpire Seminar is used as an opportunity to complete as much of the yearly jury signup as possible. To help in your planning, a copy of the Rowing BC 2018 Regatta Schedule is available here. If you cannot attend the seminar, please look through the Regatta Schedule and contact the Umpire Committee with the events that you can commit to.

There are three juries that need to be filled in advance of the seminar – Monster Erg (Victoria, Saturday, February 3, 2018), Beat the Beast (Vancouver, Saturday, February 3,  2018), and Head of the Lake (Shawnigan Lake, Saturday, February 18, 2018). Please check your calendars and contact the Umpire Committee with your availability.

Those willing to act as Chief Umpire at these early regattas should also contact the Umpire Committee by Friday, January 5th, 2018.

Submit jury availability to the Umpire Committee



January 20, 2018
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Rowing British Columbia
604 273 4769


Rowing British Columbia Office
155 - 3820 Cessna Dr
Richmond, British Columbia V7B 0A2 Canada
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