Meet Our Race Officials

Meet Our
Race Officials

Daniel Conrod | Pro

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.

John Abel | Race Officer

PHRF-NS Inshore Racing Course

John Abel is a World Sailing International Race Officer and Sail Canada Master Race Management Course conductor.  He has numerous World and Continental championships under his belt as a race officer.  He is also a former Vice-President and board member of Sail Canada and former President of BC Sailing.  He lives in Victoria, BC.

Brian Todd | Race Officer

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 | Race Officer

Bluenose Course

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

Patricia Finlay | Race Officer

Classics Course

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.

David Borrowman | Scorer

David Borrowman grew up sailing dinghies at the Pointe Claire Y.C. His keelboat sailing has been mainly cruising with some racing experience crewing on Lake Ontario. Since 1998 he has volunteered on the Results Crew at CORK, including helping to write the Scoring Manual. On moving to Chester he has scored Opti Jam in ‘18 & ‘19, and CRW in ‘18, missing last year while scoring during Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds at CORK.