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New Duty Arrangements

NEW DUTY ARRANGEMENTS FOR 2018—A message from the Sailing Secretary, Mike Deane

All Adult club members are expected to sign up do at least 2 race duties per year, unless opting for shore-based or other club duties.

During 2018 we will be replacing the dutyman system of organising race duties with another package. This is SAILING CLUB MANAGER which is an integrated system combining a member database, website, duty organising system. It also has the ability for the club to contact members directly, for members to pay fees online and much more. As this will take the club officers some time to get the whole system operational and to iron out teething problems, please look out for updates and instructions how to logon and to control your duties online.

If you cannot do the duty allocated to you, please arrange a swap.

The full duty list will be online shortly and a list for the coming month will be posted on the noticeboard

Telephone numbers of all members are in the membership section of the Year Book

Tell the Race Officer involved of the any swop or enter it in the duty list online or on the noticeboard

As you gain experience you can expect to be given more responsibility, driving the safety boat and being Race Officer.

Race Officer Training is given at the start of each season, this year on Saturday 7th April starting at 11.00am. Training can always be arranged on request—especially useful for new Race Officers /assistants and Safety boat drivers /assistants or anyone wanting a refresher.

Each year, the club organises powerboat training for about half a dozen people. The training is to RYA Powerboat Level 2 standard with some elements of safety boat management added. Everyone who has done this course has found it exceptionally useful. If you are interested contact me, Barney Proud or Elspeth Mason, and we will contact you near the time with details of costs and dates.

I try to ensure that every duty team includes at least one person with this level of expertise. Race Officers should use the members of their team responsibly.

If you are not confident about your duty sign up as Race Assistant or Safety Boat Assistant: and remember, most Race Officers will be more than happy to have an extra pair of hands aboard and show you the ropes, so feel free to volunteer for that at any time or on the day.

Last updated 19:49 on 25 June 2019

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