Race Committee whoa's

How do other clubs and fleets out there coordinate there Race Committees? We have a pretty dedicated crew that will show up and volunteer Sundays and Tuesdays but some times they can't make it and we are short or have no one. 

When this happens usually one boat will step up and help or do it all. The issue is it seems to be the same crews because they are comfortable setting a course and driving the boat.

 

Do you have a manditory sign up and rotation as well as clinic to learn the in' and out's of the boats and course setting?

 

Just trying to see how other clubs work it.

 

Thanks

Brian

LunaSea FS 1569

Comments

Yes, we have a rotation

We use a rotation that is in place, and we pair up an experienced racer, and RC person, with someone who is newer to racing, or may be a crusing sailor.

On our small lake, we can usually do RC with 2-3 people, as long as both are comfortable with operating the boats.  We use a small pontoon boat forthe RC boat and a chase boat that is fast and maneuverable to set the marks and execute rescues or assistance, if needed.  We often have some folks who come along to learn more about racing, or to take photos, and they can be helpful in scoring, etc.

We publish the schedule early in the year.  Once the schedule is published, if you need to change, it is your responsibility to find a replacement.

Phil Scheetz

Flying Scot 5919

Fleet 163, Nockamixon Sail Club

Yes We Have a Rotation for Assistants.

Neenah Nodaway Yacht Club has a committee boat (skipper, PRO, 2 assistants) and a chase boat (Skipper, assistant).  Skippers and Pros are trained volunteers who schedule themselves.  Some assistants are volunteers who like to come out every week.  But there is one assistant position which is filled by rotation from the fleet.  Each racing skipper is responsible for filling that position with him or herself, a crew member, or someone else who can lend assistance as required (setting and raising marks, adjusting anchor lead,  raising and lowering flags, noting flag numbers for finishes).    No prior experience is required, but volunteers who are afraid of water are discouraged.