Regatta Officials

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All the people listed below are volunteers and are officials of the ICF and/or BC. Between them they make the national sprint regattas at Nottingham happen. Most of the officials are trained in a number of the roles and they might perform a different role at each regatta.

Regatta Chairman Phil Caisley
Regatta Vice Chair John Hoile
Chief Official & Technical Manager Cathy Wynne
Regatta Treasurer Louise Clive
Regatta Secretary Wendy Dodson
National Regattas Cathy Wynne
New paddler registrations Kari Martin
Club colours Louise Clive
Volunteer Co-ordinator & Mini Sprint Liaison Ann Hoile
Sprint Team Leaders’ Technical and IT Support Phil Caisley
Sprint Enquiries Wendy Dobson
Officials Nathan Betts, Lee Bradshaw, Maja Bratisani, Alan Burgoyne, Juliana Carson, Hannah Cawthorn, Louise Clive, Ian Creamer, Wendy Dodson, Derrick Dobbie, Judith English, Afton Fitzhenry, Malcolm Guy, Brian Hardy, Carol Hardy, Michelle Hayman-Joyce, Linda Heath, Ann Hoile, John Hoile, Ant Hooton, Emma Hooton, Colette Johnson, Mally Johnson, Hannah Lawrence, Keith Lawrence, Clifford Lee-Smith, Jackie Lee-Smith, Ben Lewis, Lois Lewis, Derek Marshall, Kari Martin, Mike Martin, Janice McKeever, Adam Miles, Jennie Moore, Clive Neale, Jonnie Nelson, Alison Nightingale, Stephen Nobbs, Mark Pickering, David Price, Phil Roberts, Brett Sirrell, Keith Stone, Keith Sunderland, Neil Sunderland, Phillipa Sunderland, Philip Terry, Mary Walkinton
MacGregor Points Howard Smith
First Aiders Paul Carroll, Andy Cook, Faye Cook, Ruth Creamer, Debbie Ellis, Mark Pickering
ICF Officials Phil Caisley, Paul Edwardes, Sarah Edwardes, Rosy Gray, Martin Hook, Steve Jones, Liz McGown, Cathy Wynne

Are you interested in officiating and supporting our athletes?

Anyone interested in finding out more about assisting at National Regattas is invited to come and sit alongside experienced officials to find out what is involved. Officials are the most important people in the running of our National Regattas and supported learning during the events and at ‘out of season’ workshop days assist in developing skills and knowledge without unnecessary pressure. No experience is required but working with a team and a sense of humour is important, Just helping half a day, whether morning or afternoon, would be greatly appreciated.

Officials who have gained experience in key areas and show commitment go on to take the International Canoe Federation Technical Officials Examination. This enables them to officiate at ICF or ECA international regattas. These officials must have worked a minimum of 6 days during the current year to apply to be nominated for an international appointment. Regatta Officials interested in knowing more about what this entails please contact the Chief Official.

Several officials are working in Pre-Regatta groups such as updating club colours, registration of paddlers, and putting together the printed programme. We also have an IT team who are continuing to develop a program that will not only reduce the workload for entering and paying but also an inline results service.

We are continually looking for assistance with First Aid throughout the regattas. This is headed by a full-time paramedic who takes overall responsibility for reporting accidents. All clubs have qualified first aiders who could help with this important and legally required service.

The Regatta Volunteers Inter-Club Award, This will be presented to the club which has gained the most points from their members who are Regatta Officials. All Regatta Volunteers will earn points, 1 point will be awarded for each half day worked, The points become transferable to the club once a minimum of 12 points (6 days) has been accumulated. Points will be awarded to those who attend workshops. A total of 20+ points is achievable by each official, Officials who are not members of a club may donate their points to a club of their choice.

If you would like to know more about helping at a National Regatta, please contact Ann Hoile at the Secretaries Desk during the regatta weekend or email