Meet Our Race Officials
Daniel Conrod | Principal Race Officer
PHRF-NS Distance Racing Course
A Halifax Native, Daniel has been involved in Race Management for just over a decade now. Starting off as a mark boat for The Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, Daniel’s resume now includes Race Management for the ISAF World Cup, The PanAmerican Games, The Canada Games. Daniel is returning for his 5th stint with the Bravo Course and promises not to send the entire fleet around little Tancook this year.
Nathan Frederickson | Race Officer
PHRF-NS Inshore Racing Course
Nathan Fredrickson began as volunteer on the committee boat for Charlottetown Race Week 15 years ago and progressed to the role of Race Officer. Nathan has worked on Sail East regattas, helped to setup an annual dinghy regatta in Charlottetown, and has served as Deputy Race Officer on the Chester One Design Circle for the past 3 years. Nathan is excited to be moving to the Inshore Course this year.
Brian Todd | Race Officer
One Design Course
Brian Todd has been involved with Chester Race Week since 2010. Recognizing the growth in One Design racing, Brian set up the One Design Race Circle and has been Race Officer on the Course during Race Week ever since. A former Finn sailor and a noted Canadian Sailing Team Coach for Laser, Radial, 470 and the Paralympic Athletes, Brian provides an amazing One Design experience for the J24, Sonars, Farr 30’s, the International One Designs and the J’70ties.
Peter van Muyden | Race Officer
Peter Van Muyden is an International Race Office from Edmonton. Peter first grew up sailing in Edmonton in 1976 and has been involved in Race Management since the mid 1980’s. Peter has been involved with 7 World Cup Sailing Events, 4 Canada Summer Games, 14 World Championships and 11 Youth National Events in Canada and Australia. Peter sits on 2 boards with Sail Canada and is a member of the Wabamun Sailing Club.
Patricia Finlay | Race Officer
Trish Finlay grew up sailing in Bedford, where she raced both dinghies and keelboats. As a teenager, working with her mother, she helped start races and ran a mark boat for younger sailors. In the mid 90’s she moved to Chester with her family where she taught Junior Sailing at Chester Yacht Club and has worked as a race officer for Chester Race Week, Opti Jam and various other regattas hosted at Chester Yacht Club for over ten years.