2021 Annual Umpire Seminar

Saturday, January 23, 2021

A link to connect via Zoom was sent to all registered attendees in advance.

If you did not receive a link, email for support.


9:00 AMZoom open for unstructured conversation
9:15 AMWelcomeDavid Calder
9:20 AMAgenda and General RemindersGordon Sund
9:22 AMRCA Umpire Committee Report Judy Sutcliffe
9:30 AMRCA Safety and Events Committee ReportMike Bagshawe
9:38 AMRCA Umpires, Regattas and COVID-19Terry Dillon
9:58 AMReturn to Regattas – Umpire PerspectiveDavid Calder
10:28 AMRowing BC Umpire Committee ReportGordon Sund
10:36 AMRowing BC Operational UpdatesDavid Calder
10:44 AMRowing BC Regatta Committee ReportGe-An Rijniersce
10:52 AMBrown Cup Officiating ConsiderationsGordon Sund
11:10 AMTransition to RCA Seminar PackagesMike Bagshawe
11:25 AMUmpire Community BuildingTim Henderson
11:40 AMRowing BC Umpire Committee ElectionsDavid Calder
11:45 AMConclusion. Stay on Zoom to socialize 🙂


General Umpire Resources

Below you will find many useful files and documents:

Weather Protocol

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.

Radio Protocol

To ensure effective radio communication it is important to have an understanding of radio protocol.

Level 1 Umpire Clinic Videos

Click HERE to view the video resources that support the Level 1 Umpire Clinic.

Note: These videos are in a shared Google Drive. They must be downloaded as powerpoint files in order to view the videos within. Please do this on a computer prior to attending the virtual Level 1 Umpire Clinic so that you have the videos easily accessible when the time comes to need them.

Can’t find the resource you’re looking for? Contact the Rowing BC Umpire Committee to find out more.