The various levels of Officials are as follows:
International Umpires (FISA) – Can Officiate at International Regattas.
RCA Officials – Familiar with the RCA Rules of Racing and have completed the written or practical tests. Within one year of first obtaining an Officials license, new officials must participate in an RCA Officials refresher clinic. Can Officiate at Local, Regional, Provincial/National Regattas.
Junior Officials – Familiar with the RCA Rules of Racing but have not completed the written or practical tests. Can Officiate at Local and Regional Regattas.
Officials perform a variety of tasks such as:
- Chief Referee
- Finish Judges
- Dock Marshall
- Clerk of Course
- Control Commission
- Weigh-in Official
All of these terms are explained in detail in RCA Rules of Racing – pages 6 – 7, and 47 – 49.