Irish Sailing Race Officials and Support Teams Conference

For all levels of Race Official and Support Crew

10 April 2022
Howth Yacht Club


Register HERE

Email Sarah Louise Rossiter with any questions.


Conference Schedule



Once you have registered through our shop link above, please head over to THIS LINK and choose the talks you would like to attend from the table below. 

We look forward to meeting everyone again. Thank you.

You can download this schedule as a pdf HERE.

Timetable Main Room - First Floor Dining Room Breakaway Room - Ground Floor Junior Room
0830-0930 Registration

Opening address

Irish Sailing Race Official Policy Group, Chairman David Lovegrove, International Race Officer


Event Safety and planning

Philip Scallan, National Event Safety Leader; Ian Rossiter, National Event Safety Leader and  Denis Rowe, Irish Coast Guard

1040-1115 Advanced race management - technology, equipment and what to do with it! Event planning and teamwork. What makes a winning team?
Mal Nowlan, National Mark Layer and John McNeilly, National Mark Layer Suzanne McGarry, National Race Officer
1120-1135 Short break
1135-1215 W flag, quick course re-sets  Pre-season refresher - course setting, tips and tricks for good racing  
Liam Maloney, National Race Officer, Scorie Walls, National Race Officer Con Murphy, International Race officer
1220-1300 "Here's another fine mess you got me into!" - preventing situations and resolutions LU/LJ, starting out and what is important to know
Gordon Davies, International Judge, National Umpire Bill O’Hara, International Judge, International Umpire, International Race Officer
1300-1400 Lunch
1400-1415 Irish Sailing President
1420-1445 A View from the Tiller - from dinghies to keelboats, inshore to offshore and perspectives on youth and female development in sailing
Laura Dillon
1450-1515 Event equipment inspection and measuring
Fergus O’Kelly, National Measurer
1520-1540  Results Management: Key considerations for ensuring happy competitors, happy race officials and a happy race office
Ian Bowring, National Results Manager
1545-1610 From fleet racing to team racing, trapeze to tiller and how to improve overall participation
Cara McDowell
1615-1625 Closing address
Irish Sailing CEO - Harry Hermon