Race Officer and Assistant
The RO and ARO should be from the same social bubble.
The RO needs to be experienced at running races and both members of the team should familiarise themselves with the Race System
Depending on the number of entries and level of experience of the RO it is possible to run a race without an ARO, the Race Week crew will monitor entry levels throughout the week and adjust the duty requirements accordingly.
All races will start and end from the "race hut" at the end of the main spit, we will not be using the committee boat during the week.
Courses should be kept simple, 3 or 4 buoys at a maximum, no crossing and avoid boats coming back at one another, and where possible don't change the course from the previous race.
Start lines should be created as long as possible to allow sailors currently on the course to keep clear of those starting the race.
Keeping the courses simple ensures that competitors don't need to write the course on tape and avoids the congestion this causes in the club house.
The Race Hut
Using one of the activity tents we have in the clubhouse, will position it next to the starting pole in the boat park.
We will purchase a table to be placed next to the bench.
The club will use an iPad with 4G connection to manage all the races.
The starting pole will be renewed with new halyards and pulley's prior to race week.
We will provide a starting hooter and race watches.
The course board will be moved from the committee boat to the start pole.
Back up paper and pens will be available in case of an 'IT failure'
All sailors will be reminded to make a note of their race times.
All sailors will be reminded to sign on before the race.
If starting between the boat park and the island, no general recalls.
There are no protests allowed, the RO's decision is final.
Between each duty team, wipe down the iPad and spray all the equipment with disinfectant provided.
The iPad needs to be charged overnight and equipment stored in the club house race officer station, see OOD for access.