Officer of the Day

Updated 2 months ago by IT

Normally this role is for a single member, but during Race Week we are splitting the role into two, with one member doing the morning and then a hand over to another member during the 2nd race of the day.

Primarily the role is to ensure the days run as smoothly as possible, answer any questions from duty crews and sailors, deal with the unexpected and be prepared to take control in the event of an accident or emergency.

You will need to have a full understanding of what’s expected from each of the duties, and where possible ensure that duties are carried out with full due care and attention. You may need to step in and help when any duty crews feel over whelmed and under pressure from sailors or members that aren't following the instructions the club has laid out.

General Role

  • Inform the Race Week Crew of any issues faced or suggestions for improved efficiency throughout the week.
  • Ensure members abide by the rules for social distancing in the club house & conservatory.
  • Make yourself known to any duty crews, and inform the Race Week Crew of any no shows.
  • Monitor the cleaning of safety boat and Race Officer equipment between races.
  • Inform the Race Week Crew when any stocks become low during the week.
  • Monitor the adherence to all Social Distancing rules and inform the Race Week Crew of any issues.
  • Keep the club house locked if not in use.

Officer of the Morning (OOM)

  • Obtain the club house key from previous day’s OOA, the night before.
  • Open the club house prior to the first duty crew’s arrival, ensuring all equipment is available and placed outside of the main clubhouse.
  • Ensure both the club house and conservatory remain well ventilated.
  • Allow access to changing rooms for the cleaning company during their morning visit.
  • Ensure the safety boats are jet-washed before the first race.
  • Ensure all the equipment is cleaned between races.
  • Hand over to the OOA, during the second race noting any issues and ensuring they are given the club house key.

Officer of the Afternoon (OOA)

  • Hand over from the OOA, during the second race noting any issues and ensuring you are given the club house key.
  • Check and replenish cleaning equipment in the clubhouse showers.
  • Ensure the safety boats are jet-washed after the last race.
  • Ensure all the equipment is cleaned between races and after the last race,
  • Ensure all the equipment is stored in the clubhouse over night.
  • Ensure radios and race officer iPad are placed on charge.
  • Open the back door at 5pm for access to the showers.
  • Put the jetwash back in the Boat shed after use.
  • Pass the club house key to the next OOM.


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