A group of Canadian umpires taking a break from their duties at a local regatta.
While silently working behind the scenes at every competition, umpires maintain fairness and safety during a regatta. Hence each race, from start to finish, is monitored.
At every World Rowing competition a jury of eighteen to twenty umpires, which includes a president of the jury and two spare umpires, are present. The various umpiring roles are shared amongst them.
Canadians who umpire at the world level must pass practical and written tests in addition to having al least three years experience umpiring with their national federation.
Canadians are well represented on the world stage. This year, a number of them will be umpiring at regattas around the world.
Below is a list of Canadian Umpires working on the international stage for the 2015 competitive racing season.
Thomas Blacquiere – World Rowing Cup I, Bled, Slovenia
Philippe Colas – World University Games – Chungju, Korea
Ken Campbell – Pan American Games, Toronto, Ontario
Charles Hauss – Pan American Games, Toronto, Ontario
Allan Horne – Pan American Games, Toronto, Ontario
Debbie Wood – Pan American Games, Toronto, Ontario
Jim Marino – World Rowing Under 23 Championships – Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Brian Fiori – World Rowing Junior Championships, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dave Derry – World Rowing Championships – Aiguebelette, France
William Donegan – World Coastal Rowing Championships for Clubs, Lima, Peru
The first important international event will be the World Cup I regatta, held this year in Bled, Slovenia from the 8th until the 10th of May.
Click here for a list of the Canadian athletes who are fighting for a chance to represent Canada this summer at the regattas mentioned above.
Written by Douglas Vandor – Rowing Canada Aviron – 250.686.2282