Duty Roster/Dutyman

Notice re racing duties: Duties Volunteers Announcement

The Dutyman System was introduced in 2011 to:
a) Allow an up-to-date view of the duty roster to be maintained that is accessible to members
b) Make it easier for people to volunteer for duties and to swap duties.

DutyMan is used nationwide by sport clubs including golf clubs and sailing clubs. It is completely free for members to use and works well.

Do get to know how to use Dutyman and use it to manage your duties.

QUICK LINKS – if you know what you want to get to

Dutyman Website link: Dutyman
Dutyman user Guidance: Quick Start Guide to Dutyman
Volunteer Register: Volunteer Register 2014

The Information in more detail

Volunteer List for Race Duties

There is a full list of current volunteers and the roles they can  fill available here and in the Downloads section:   Race Duties – Names

Any errors should be notified to the Sailing Secretary care of the Office.

Duty Roster & Dutyman

The Duty Roster is managed using a tool called Dutyman

Clicking on that link takes you to the tool and you can see what the duties are and log in to manage your own duties.  The duties are initially allocated at the start of the season, preferably using volunteers, though some press-ganging may be invoked.  If you are unable to do a particular duty, there is the option of arranging a swap via the system.  What cannot be contemplated is just not turning up for an allocated duty.  Volunteer  at the start of the season by email or club notice board.  See also below.

Race Duties Roles

The following are the key roles which need to be filled for most races.   Some of the roles require some experience, which can be provided by working as an assistant and/or short training sessions.  Additional helpers are always welcome.

  • Race Officer – the key official – requires experience/training
  • Assistant Race Officer – suitable for beginners
  • Royal Forth Driver – requires experience/training
  • RIB Rescue/Safety Boat driver – requires experience/training
  • Rescue/Safety Boat Assistant – suitable for beginners

Without these roles being filled (the number varies from event to event) there can be no effective racing and we suffer as a sailing club.  Please make sure that you volunteer for some of the events over the coming season.  Use the email contact form to volunteer.

Forthcoming events and duties filled

2017 Sailing Calendar

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Upcoming Events

  1. Harbour Committee. Moorings: Info on how to use them effectively, efficiently and safely

    Thursday, March 30 @ 7:00 pm
  2. Acoustic music session April 2017

    Sunday, April 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  3. Sailing Cmtee: Pre-season Racing Evening

    Tuesday, April 18 @ 7:00 pm
  4. Push the Boat Out day 2017

    Sunday, May 14 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. Nordseewoche and Helgoland to Edinburgh race

    Monday, June 5 - Saturday, June 10
  6. East Coast Sailing Festival 2017

    Friday, September 1 - Monday, September 4