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 John Hoile
Regatta Vice Chair Phil Caisley
Chief Official 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 Ann Hoile
Regatta Technical Support Phil Caisley
Sprint Enquiries Wendy Dobson
Officials Lee Bradshaw, Alan Burgoyne, Diane Bates, Phil Caisley, Juliana Carson, Hannah Cawthorn, John Clive, Louise Clive, Mark Clive, Ian Creamer, Wendy Dodson, Derrick Dobbie, Elizabeth Dobbie, Chris Dowden, Colin Drane, Paul Edwardes, Sara Edwardes, Judith English , Rosy Gray, Malcolm Guy, Brian Hardy, Carol Hardy, Michelle Hayman-Joyce, Linda Heath, Ann Hoile, John Hoile, Martin Hook, Emma Hooton, Colette Johnson, Kathleen Johnson, Steve Jones, Gabor Kereszturi, Hannah Lawrence, Keith Lawrence, Clifford Lee-Smith, Jackie Lee-Smith, Ben Lewis, Hazel Lucas, Kari Martin, Mike Martin, Janice McKeever, Liz McGown, Adam Miles, Clive Neale, Alison Nightingale, Simon Nixon, Stephen Nobbs, Phil Roberts, Brett Sirrell, Keith Stone, Keith Sunderland, Phillipa Sunderland, Philip Terry, Mary Walkinton, Cathy Wynne
MacGregor Points Howard Smith
First Aiders Paul Carroll, Andy Cook, Faye Cook, Ruth Creamer, Debbie Ellis, Mark Pickering
ICF Officials Paul Edwardes, Rosy Gray, Steve Jones, Liz McGown, Peter Moule, 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. The training of officials is a highly important area of our activities with training during National Regattas and at ‘out of season’ workshop days. A few experienced officials do go on to take the International Canoe Federation Technical Officials Examination, thereby becoming qualified to officiate at ICF or ECA internationals. ITOs must have worked a minimum of 6 days at National Regattas during the current year to be eligible to apply to be nominated for an international appointment the following year. Regatta Officials interested in knowing more about what this entails should contact the Chief Official.

Several officials are working in Pre-Regatta groups such as timetabling where paddlers are put into races, updating the record of club colours, maintaining the registration of paddlers, and putting together the printed programme. We also have an IT team who are striving to develop a program that will reduce the workload for making and paying for regatta entries, and making further developments in the regatta results service.

We are continually trying to recruit volunteers to help run our increasingly popular regattas. No experience or special skills are required but working as a team is important. Just half a day helping, whether morning or afternoon, would be greatly appreciated.

We are also looking for assistance with First Aid throughout the regattas. As with the officials this is worked on a rota basis 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 service.

From 2018 all Regatta Officials will be able to earn points which will be added to their club’s MacGregor score. 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) have been accumulated since the previous MacGregor. Points will also be awarded to those that 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