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.

Lunch €15 + booking fee

Reserve your seat here.




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.

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