At the Nationals, the ROMS Review Committee provided an update on the process and direction of its review.
The Committee has received demonstrations from vendors and is currently matching the requirements of the rowing community with the available systems. It is expected that the Committee will recommend a product that will provide for on-line payment at the time of race entry and enable members of clubs to pay club fees, transport costs and other rowing-related payments on-line. The system will also make available to clubs generic website capability, saving the costs of hosting their own websites.
The system may be available to all regatta organisers, including for head and corporate regattas, and would provide the capacity for entry-fee collection as well as appropriate regatta management software.
The RA Board will make a final decision on the adoption of the ROMS review recommendation in May 2011.