Race Event Management and Support Conference

Promoting racing, policies and race management training. 

Open to anyone involved in events, not just race officials.

Conference is FREE.


Irish Sailing are currently following HSE advice regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and public gatherings. Current recommendations are that sailing events and conferences remain appropriate to go ahead.

In order to help us with the planning of the Irish Sailing Conference, AGM and Awards, please book your place in your chosen conference room.  If you would prefer to delay your commitment to lunch until the week before, we perfectly understand and we will follow up on lunches at a later date

For up to date advice on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) go direct to https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html

Thank you



Race Event Management and Support Conference
Royal Marine Hotel, 21 March 2020


Martello Suite

Dargan Room

0830-0930  Registration
0930-0945 Opening address – ROPG Chairman David Lovegrove, International Race Officer
0950-1045 Event Safety with Irish Coast Guard & Philip Scallan, National Event Safety Leader
1050-1130 Event planning and teamwork – Suzanne McGarry, National Race Officer Advanced race management – technology, equipment and what to do with it! – Mal Nowlan, National Mark Layer
Running sustainable events – Gail MacAllister, Regional Development Officer
1135-1215 Sources of information, guidelines and checklists – Con Murphy, International Race Officer W flag, Rule 28 and open forum – Liam Maloney, National Race officer
1220-1300 LU/LJ, starting out and what is important to know – Michael O’Connor, International Judge & International Umpire How to stay out of the protest room! – Mike Butterfield, RYA International Judge
1300-1400  Lunch
1400-1435  Laura Dillon – From the tiller
1440-1515 Marine safety, coastal infrastructure, safety at sea – Captain Catriona Dowling, Irish Lights
1520-1600 Local effects of tides on race management, tidal streams and how to predict – Dr.Tomasz Dabrowski, Marine Institute
1605-1615 Closing address – Jack Roy, Irish Sailing President and International Race Officer
1630-1730 AGM
1730-2000 Reception and Awards (Carlisle Suite, Ground Floor)


NB: Timetables may be subject to change closer to the event or on the day.

Training Conference Here

Irish Sailing Club Symposium HERE

Irish Sailing Awards HERE