Volunteering for Club Racing
You can volunteer for duties by logging into your members area and selecting the Duty roster link on the right hand side of the page.
Crew on a RIB
No qualifications are needed, however you will be expected to assist the driver in launch and recovery of the RIB and laying and recovery of the ground tackle and racing buoys which can be heavy. A keen eye for spotting capsised dinghies is always useful.
You should also have suitable wet weather gear and a lifejacket.
Drive a RIB
As well as being able to perform the duties of a crew, you will need at least a Powerboat 2 certificate to drive our RIBs. Fast & efficient laying of marks to the race officers instruction is an important part of the task. Inexperienced or new drivers should start on the second RIB to learn the ropes.
Assistant Race Officer
Or ARO as they are know are on the race box to help the Principal Race Officer, PRO. You will need to be able to climb the race box ladder as the first requisite.
Assistant duties include, preparing the course boards, setting the signal flags and taking boat numbers and times accurately for the results. A small amount of racing knowledge would be an advantage but you could be a third pair of hands on busy days.
Most PRO's choose their own ARO, but you could look on the Duty roster to see who is the PRO for a particular day and ask if they would like extra help.
As the name implies they are the person in charge of racing for that day. They will normally be an experienced racer.
They will be in charge of the whole race team including the patrol boats. The ultimate decision whether racing starts or continues is in the hands of the RO. The RO is usually chosen for a particular race by his relevant experience.
Last updated 10:21 on 11 January 2018