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Certain duties need to be allocated to ensure watersports at Scaling Dam are enjoyable and as safe as reasonably possible. It is a condition of membership that members carry out their duties subject of course to their abilities. Duties will be allocated to memberships (family, single etc). Anyone in a membership group may do the duty - safety boat crews should be over 16 years old. We try to minimise the number of duties allocated but in order to cover the programme the maximum annual quota for each membership is:
Family Sailing - 4 duties; Single Sailing - 3 duties; Paddlesport Family Members, Distant Sailing Members, Youths - 2 duties; Sailability, Social, Junior, Swimming - exempt - all others 1duty
Duty Rotas for SDSC will be managed through the Duty Roster page. It can also be accessed through the Calendar. Members need to be logged in to see the Rota. The Rota is an up-to-date summary of forthcoming duties and will:
- allow members to select their preferred duty dates / times - first come first served
- issue notices and reminders of their duties direct to their mailbox.
- allow members to arrange a swap online if they are allocated a duty which is unsuitable.
- always be up-to-date so the Committee can manage the duties day to day.
Members will be in formed of their Duty Type which will be one of the following:
Race Officer (RO) - manages the racing for the session - usually but not necessarily an experienced racer who sets the courses and collates the results and explains to his assistant what they need to do
Race Assistant (RA) - observer - helper to the RO; this role offers a good opportunity for members to gain a better understanding of racing at SDSC. It is also indoors!
Safety Boat Helm (SH) - an RYA Powerboat Level 2 or Safety Boat qualified member who will drive the safety boat and explain to the Safety Boat Crew what they need to do.
Safety Boay Crew (SC) - assistant to the Helm. Most members who participate in watersports at the club will be capable of acting as crew. They will need to wear warm clothing appropriate for the weather conditions on the day. The club may provide waterproofs if necessary. No specific training is required and our Development Officer Phil and our regular weekend helm Ian will explain what is involved any time they are free.
Race Officers usually progress into that role from Race Assistant but courses are run occasionally to provide appropriate training. The Race Assistant is a valuable role providing an extra pair of eyes to ensure the race is conducted fairly. It is especially helpful for race novices to help them pick up on the racing rules. More information can be found in the Race Office Guide.
RYA PB L2 courses are held from time to time so members can become qualified as a Safety Helm. In order to give newer members a taste of the crewing role, when things are quiet Helms mayl be able to take members out in the safety boat and explain the role.
Members who have concerns about their allotted role should discuss it with the Duty Manager.
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