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2 December 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rowing Victoria will be holding a BRO course in our clubhouse. If you wish to race for RRC and attend RV regattas you need to attend a BRO course to ensure you are aware of race rules but also so you can take your turn in volunteering to help at these events. As a club we are required to provide BROs and if we fail to do this we are fined.
It must be noted there are a number of steps which need to be completed to attain your Level 1 BRO qualification. Just participating in the course doesn’t make you an accredited BRO. (Please ensure you collect an RV Umpiring License Card to complete the practical component of the qualification).
Step 1: Participate in a Level 1 BRO Course and complete the required booklet.
Step 2: Complete four different elements at a regatta; control, start marshal, bank umpire and judge. Once these have been completed and have been signed off by a Level 2 umpire (on your RV License Card), you are then a qualified Level 1 BRO and can continue training to become a Level 2 umpire.
Once participating in the course you have 12months to complete all components. If you do not complete all practical components throughout the season, you do not become accredited and therefore you have to start the process again, the following year.
In regards to completing the four elements, you can complete 2 elements in one day at 1 regatta i.e. control in the morning and bank umpire in the afternoon. If participants are interested and would like to complete their qualification, RV can roster participants on to ensure all areas are completed and further training can be made if they wish to become a L2 umpire.
Once all elements of the accreditation are completed, signed off and sent to Edwina Gadsby in the RV Office, participants are therefore accredited for four years and do not have to participate in the yearly courses.