Meet Our Race Officials
Daniel Conrod | Principal Race Officer
A Halifax Native, Daniel has been involved in Race Management for just over a decade now. Starting off as a mark boat driver 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.
Trish 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.
Liz Shaw | Race Officer One Design
After a break while growing her family in 2019, Elizabeth returns to CRW on the 10th anniversary of joining the Race Management team. She has run 1000s of races and worked for the Volvo Ocean Race, America’s Cup World Series, M32 World Series, World Match Racing Tour & SailGP. Her proudest achievements on the other side of the gun include medalling at a World Sailing World Championship, multiple Women’s International Match Racing Series titles & 2x Overall Champs, Skipper of numerous offshore races including doublehanded Class 40 racing & Newport to Bermuda Races and over 40,000nm offshore along with multiple National championship & podium finishes.
Peter van Muyden | Race Officer Bluenose Course
Peter van Muyden, from Alberta, is coming back as the race officer for the Bluenose class. As an International Race Officer with extensive international race management experience over the last 30 years he will bring his knowledge of high-level races to the Bluenose racing circle. Peter is a member of the World Sailing Race Management Sub Committee and during his race management career has run three World championships in Nova Scotia.
Luke Porter | Race Officer Inshore Course
Luke is the Race Director at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, a position held since 2014. In that time he has run innumerable races including assisting in a number of Chester Race Weeks, two as DRO under Daniel Conrod. He is also a Regional Judge and has many years of racing, and cruising, experience both locally and away.
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 2019 while scoring during Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds at CORK.