Key to Duties
Comm Committee member / Key Holder on duty
RO Race Officer
ARO Assistant Race Officer
Res Rescue Boat Driver
A Res Rescue Assistant
Galley Catering Assistants (Two)
Note. Any club sailor who cannot take part in a club ‘Series’ race because he or she is performing duties will be allocated a nominal 3rd place in that race.
Description of Duties
Committee Member / Key Holder. To be on duty by 10:00 am to open the site.
Also responsible for closing the site at the end of the day’s sailing.
Note.The person performing this role is NOT a reserve for non-attending Race Officers, Rescue Drivers, or Galley Assistants !
Race Officer, Rescue Boat Driver, and Assistants – Arrive by 10:15 and report to the Key Holder on duty. Please come equipped with wet gear and a buoyancy aid.
Race Officer – NO RACE OFFICER – NO RACING. This is your chance to set a course to challenge your fellow sailors. Race Officers should have sailing experience, and have previously carried out Assistant Race Officer duties. Please ensure that all race information is filled in on the race form, ie. Date, Time, Wind Strength and Direction etc, plus, of course, details of all competitors and finish times. Also names of other club members performing duties – so that race points can be allocated.
Assistant Race Officer – There to make the RO’s job a bit easier. It takes more than one pair of hands to sound the horn, run the flags up and down, and write down finish times. AROs will normally have some sailing experience.
Rescue Driver – Essential to ensure the health and safety of all sailors, whatever the weather. Drivers should have completed the relevant RYA powerboat training or equivalent.
Assistant Rescue – It takes two to provide adequate support, particularly in the event of recovering boats and sailors to safety. Assistant Rescue must be prepared to get wet in an emergency.
In accordance with RYA guidelines, the Assistant Rescue Officer should also be a qualified Rescue Driver.
Galley – The duty involves assisting in the preparation of teas, coffees and toasties.
No-one is expecting cordon bleu. Advantages of this duty include keeping warm in the winter and dry for the rest of the year, plus having first pick of any goodies available.
No experience required. Please arrive before 11:00 a.m.