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Directors and Committee Volunteers

Board of Directors

Row Nova Scotia is led by the Board of Director’s. The Board is fully volunteer dependant and relies on dedicated, innovative, knowledgeable and ambitious individuals to sit on the board and lead the direction of the organization. Board members are elected annually at the Annual General Meeting for two years terms.

President

Treasurer

Secretary

Director at Large

Committee Members

Row Nova Scotia has six committees that operate in specific areas to help advance, track, and grow the sport of rowing. If you are interested in a specific area this may be the right place for you!

Coach and Umpire Education Committee

Community Engagement Committee

Finance Committee

Governance Committee

High Performance Committee

Safety and Events Committee

If you are interested in joining the Board of Directors or one of the Committees please email rowing@rowns.ca.

Regatta Volunteers

Regatta Statistician

Do you enjoy racing and competition, have a knack for excel and numbers?  Regatta Statistician is the perfect job for you.

The responsibilities of the Regatta Statistician include inputting race times, determining winners of heats and finals, making race and last minute changes to the draw, determining race stats (GMS/Club Points etc), and preparing post race results for the awards ceremony.

Row Nova Scotia is recruiting individiuals interested in becoming Regatta Statistician. Training is required and will be provided in advance.

Regatta Draw Organizer

In the lead up to every regatta there is adminstrative work that is needed to ensure the regatta goes off without a hitch.  Most of this positiion can be completed from your home with as little as a laptop and internet connection.

The responsibilities of the Regatta Draw Organizer include to set up the regatta in Regatta Central, oversee Regatta Central during the registration period, take the entries from Regatta Central to prepare the regatta draw, determine club invoices, determine masters handicaps, attend the coaches meeting to review and revise draw as needed, prepare regatta results for publishing, add post regatta draw changes to Regatta Central and close the event on Regatta Central after completion of the regatta.

Row Nova Scotia is recruiting individiuals interested in becoming Regatta Draw Organizer. Training is required and will be provided in advance.

Safety Boat Drivers

There is no better way to spend a morning or afternoon then on the lake! And it is the best way to get a close up view of all the racing! Although our umpires are always taking the utmost precautions to ensure the safest conditions for rowers, coaches and volunteers we are always in need of extra eyes and hands on the water to help out as safety is of utmost importance at our regattas. We typically have two to four safety boats on the water at all times during a regatta. Their job is to monitor the racecourse and warm-up area, ensure the correct flow pattern is being used and coming to the rescue in the chance that someone goes in the water or an accident occurs on the water. All safety boats have two individuals – one to drive the boat and one to keep their eyes on the water. The individual driving the safety boat must have their Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC).

Learn more about obtaining a Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card. You can get your PCOC online in a few hours and for a reasonable fee. If you complete your PCOC course online and volunteer regularly at regattas Row NS will reimburse you for the cost!

If you haven’t driven a boat in a while, have a PCOC but little experience in a boat, or are not fully sure of the responsibilities of the safety boat driver just let us know prior to the regatta and we will make sure you get in a boat with an experienced safety boat driver who can show you everything you need to know!

Timers

Are you interested in being a part of the racing, but do not want to be on the water during the regatta? Than timing is the perfect position for you. Timers are at the finish line of the race course (usually in the tower on Lake Banook) and have the best view of the race finish! Timers responsibilities include using ipads for electronic timing, seiko timers for back up times and being a horn/flag person signal when boats have crossed the finish line. Learning the ropes of timing only takes about 15 minutes and is explained prior to each timing shift by our Regatta Statistician.

General Volunteers

Interested in helping out but you are not keen to be involved in the racing? We always have other roles at regattas that need to be filled such as working in the canteen, preparing lunches and snacks for umpires, announcing races, helping with set up and tear down, etc. If you want to help out, we will make sure there is a volunteer position for you!

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