Duty Class

DUTY CLASS – RESPONSIBILITIES

Checklist for Class Captain of the Duty Class

The Class Captain of the Duty Class takes on the title and responsibilities of Officer of the Day

These duties should be performed prior to duty day (say by Wednesday):

  • Ring Power Boat Crew Coordinator for an update regarding any likely problems.
  • Ensure at least THREE class members are rostered to attend to duties.
  • Your class will be responsible for making rolls and running an after race barbeque, if scheduled. Make sure your class representatives have been allocated to purchase supplies and attend as required. Also check via the consolidated program how many classes will be absent and the nature of the racing at BSC so you can estimate how many rolls to make.

Duty Day – Before Racing

Ensure that the clubhouse is unlocked by 11:00am.

Assign the duties set out below.

  • Before noon, ring Boating Weather or Yachtline (number in office) and write the forecast on the white board in the main clubroom. Ensure Race Control Officer, Duty Class Captain and Race Committee are aware of the forecast.
  • Take the A-frame sign (Ask us about Sailing at Balmoral) to the rigging area and ensure at least one member of the Duty Class is in attendance to answer questions from members of the public.
  • Liaise with Club Captain, Race Committee and Race Control Officer as to any actions that may be required in accordance with the Sailing Instructions in the case of adverse conditions. Also obtain any information required for the Information Session.
  • Organise and hold an Information Session preferably a minimum of 1 hour and 15 minutes before the first scheduled race start. (Additional sessions may be arranged by Class Captains to pass on special class news.)
  • Check class members perform duties allocated.
  • Ensure that the canteen monies are locked away, urn and pie warmer are turned off and the clubhouse is locked, prior to going out to race. Alternatively check that someone is available to supervise the clubhouse during the race and is prepared to accept that responsibility.

Duty Day – After Racing

  • Ensure someone is allocated to fire up the barbeque ASAP, if one is scheduled.
  • Monitor the radio as soon as practicable after the first boat of the Duty Class returns to the beach on completion of racing. There must be someone at the radio to answer requests from the club's powerboats if required. Check that the ‘Sign Off’ sheet, outside the front door, is brought to the radio area once all boats have finished.
  • Check with Start Boat that all boats are accounted for.
  • Check that rostered officers from the Duty Class have completed all the duties assigned to them.
  • Ensure the club is locked up and all equipment is stowed.
  • Ring or email the Club Captain, David Johnson, to advise of any problems.

General

  • If any one wishes to stay in the clubhouse after 6:00pm, an accountable person must accept the responsibility of completing the class duties that are handed over to them.
  • It is the responsibility of the last person to leave to ensure all duties have been completed.

 

DUTY CLASS – CHECKLIST

Checklist for Members of the Duty Class

Performance of class duties is the responsibility of all members of the class. Don’t just leave it up to others.

Before Racing

  • Take the A-frame sign (Ask us about Sailing at Balmoral) to the rigging area and ensure at least one member of the Duty Class is in attendance to answer questions from members of the public.
  • Ensure food preparations meet requirements.
  • Set up chairs in the clubhouse and on the balcony.
  • Check toilet paper, paper towels, soap etc in change rooms (stock in cabinets under whiteboard).
  • Hoist National Flag to highest hoist and hoist Club Flag on southern hoist.
  • Unlock boat storage bays and put out the club’s trolleys.
  • Put out hoses with trigger handles. Hoses are located in Bay ‘A’.
  • Take dinghies to beach, including oars, as required by Race Control Officer.
  • Turn radio on. Channel 91 is the usual channel.
  • Set up ‘Sign On’ table with dated entry forms (‘Sign On’ sheets) and visitor’s book.
  • Hang dated ‘Sign Off’ sheet, on wall of front porch near the front door, for boats that retire.
  • Ensure that the canteen monies are locked away, the urn and pie warmer are turned off and the clubhouse is locked, prior to going out to race. Alternatively check that someone is available to supervise the clubhouse during the race and is prepared to accept that responsibility.

After Racing

  • As scheduled, fire up the barbeque and prepare food as necessary.
  • Monitor the canteen ASAP after coming ashore.
  • Collect dinghies with oars and any marks (if used). Wash and stow in boat storage bays.
  • Check beach and grassed area. Store any equipment and any lost property that has been found.
  • Store hoses in Bay ‘A’ and turn off external taps
  • Obtain race results and phone to Associated Press on 9322 8000 prior to 6:00 pm.
  • Scan race results and email before 8:00pm.
  • Lower flags and store in clubhouse.
  • Stack fridges and advise appropriate person (or Secretary) if any items need to be purchased.
  • Tidy up clubhouse, including wipe tables, fold and store, wipe down canteen area, wash and put away any crockery, glasses, cutlery etc., stack chairs and sweep floor.
  • Switch off radio (NOT at main switch).
  • Empty rubbish bins from canteen, lobby and boat storage bays. Recycle bottles and cans into council bin. Place general rubbish in the SULO bin at rear of building.
  • The Officer of the Day must secure all but a small float in a secure box in the office. Place the float in the large (drinks) fridge and lock all fridges, freezers and cupboards.
  • Secure clubhouse by closing windows and locking upstairs doors including sliding doors and door to balcony near stairwell.
  • Turn off all upstairs clubhouse lights.
  • Lock office, kitchen, stair door, lost property and roller shutters.
  • Check front door is locked and secure by trying handle. If not secure press the small button in edge of the door to activate the lock.

If you have any problems with a powerboat call:

Anita Daum – M: 0402 478 710

Heather Hall – M: 0408 223 243

Roly Webb –  M: 0416 611 746

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