We are lucky to have such a successful and active club. Being a
members' club, this success depends on everyone volunteering their
help whenever possible. In order to provide safe and efficient
racing and cruising up to 5 days a week in the summer months the
Club operates a duty roster.
For 2012 every sailing member 16 or over is required to do 3
duties per year as a minimum in order to achieve this. If you are a
sailing member over 65 and feel unable to do a duty please contact
the secretary. Non-sailing members often volunteer duties and some
sailing members offer extra help on top of their 3 duties which we
are very grateful for. Those regular racing members may be asked to
do a 4th duty if necessary and your support is appreciated.
Which type of duty to sign up for?
Click on the links on the right hand column to view more details
about what's involved, but in brief:
- If you are an experienced racing member, please volunteer for a
race officer (OOD) duty.
- If you have less race experience but are interested in race
management the assistant (AOD) race officer duty is a great way to
- If you have a powerboat qualification e.g. PB2 or Safetyboat
then sign up as a safety driver.
- If less experienced but think you can help with safety then
sign up as a safety crew.
- Alternatively if you can stand the heat sign up for a galley
How to sign up for Duties using DutyMan
Having connected to DutyMan you need to log on using the
username and password already supplied. If you can't remember
just follow the instructions. Having logged on you will see down
the right hand side of the screen a list of tabs. Use these to
either confirm duties already signed up to, volunteer for new
duties, request a swap or print your duty dates.
Detailed information about what each duty entails can be found
in hardcopy in the race office, in the duty register or on the club
notice boards, or as a download here.
It is your responsibility as a member to remember when your
duties are and arrange a swap if you are unable to do your duty.
The member seeking to exchange a duty has the responsibility for
the duty until the exchange is arranged and confirmed by the Duty
Team . If you don't turn up racing may not be able to take
All duties start 1 hour before racing commences or before
cruising is scheduled to commence.
If you have signed up for duties, these will be confirmed by the
Duty Team. If you don't sign up then you will be allocated one of
the remaining duties and notified by the Duty Team.
It is your responsibility as a member to arrange a swap if you
are unable to do you duty. The member seeking to exchange a duty
has the responsibility for the duty until the exchange is arranged
& confirmed by the Duty Team..
There are several ways you can arrange a swap...
Dutyman - Online duty rota. This is an internet-based copy of
the Club's duty rota which allows members to contact others doing
similar duties to request a swap. It is simple to use and probably
the most efficient method of swapping.
Another way is to ask other members when at the Club or write a
request on the blackboard in the Clubhouse. When you have
successfully arranged a swap email the Duty Team email@example.com or contact
Kathy and Gordon Peacham.
Also if you arranged the swap within a month of the duty date
then contact the OOD to inform him of the change.