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Guide to Club Duties

This page is to introduce what each duty role involves, so you can feel a little more confident in taking on a new role.

Officer of the Day

The Officer of the Day (OOD) is in charge of sailing on Sundays. This is a shore-based role and is carried out mostly from the shoreside Safety Office.

The OOD is also in charge of starting, recording and finishing races. They also do coordinate some of the administration of sailing, including the use of club boats.

  • Key equipment and skills - good eyesight, a working pen or pencil and an understanding on how races are run. If you have not done it before, it is a good idea to shadow an experienced OOD first.

Safety Boat Officer

This is the role in charge of safety on the water. It involves being aware of all the water users and keeping an eye on what they are doing.

People doing the SBO role will hold a PB2, ideally also a Safety Boat and First Aid certificate. You will have acted as ASBO (see below) before being nominated as the SBO.

We would be delighted for more people to undertake these qualifications; we hold courses for all of them at Teesdale SWC.

  • Key equipment and skills - on water kit. You will be on the water most of the day, so wear layers. I also bring a mug (or flask) of tea.

Assistant Safety Boat Officer

For a boat to be a safety boat, there must be two adults on it. The ASBO role is the second adult. There is no prior experience or qualifications requires (although they are very useful).

You will be on the water all day. If you have not carried out this role before, the SBO will explain what they are doing it as they are doing it, so you can learn as you go along.

  • Key equipment and skills - on water kit. You will be on the water most of the day, so wear layers.

Beach Support

The beach support is mostly used for junior sailing or larger events (like NEYTS). This is a dedicated role, to help sailors launch and recover their dinghies, to keep the launch trolleys tidy and to (if needed) pass supplies to the powerboats.

  • Key equipment and skills - wellies and waders! You will be helping launch, hold and land and will get wet feet. You will also need a buoyancy aid. No major skills or experience are needed for this role.

Last updated 14:29 on 19 April 2024

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