Duty Officer Role & Club Set Up
There will be one Duty Officer for each session.
The role of this Officer is below -
SetUp - with the assistant of 1 or 2 others
Arrive 30 minutes before first sailors
Open roller shutter
Get a hand held radio;
Layout club barriers, signs, cones;
attend to tidy up life jackets and wet suits
sweep shed with push along sweeper
if setting up on a Sunday morning arrange for parents to inflate coloured race marks and organise black crate race tackle to be set up onto the pontoon
set up 2 hoses with nozzles at the ramp hose outlets
monitor the club for any rubbish
assist general members of the public to keep clear of sailing boats on the ramp or in the rigging area;
Assist coaches and instructors with and lane based requests;
greet learn2sail parents and children - request help from idle parent to perform the above duties.
Be aware of the schedule of learn2sail classes and assist coaches and instructors keep to the organised times and schedule Balmain Bus Operation - more details please contact the commodore
Arrange for RIB Launch team to launch RIB or retrieve RIB from Woolwich Marina;
During Activity - 1 person
manage access to Club Boatshed.
Monitor the safety radio on-shore & assist with any launch/retrieval;
Keep trolleys and hose reel clear of public access walkway;
Ensure the club is not accessed by non members;.
Attend to any injured or unwell sailor returning to shore;
Handover to incoming Duty Officer
Briefing of equipment in use;
Briefing of any issues during the session or expected issues for the next session;
Pack Up duties - Duty Officer and 1-2 assistants
Activity to be completed within 30 minutes after last sailor off the water;
Return radio to charger in office;
Collect all cones and signs and return to shed;
Assist coach to return all marks and tackle to mark zone in shed. Orange crates are for training Tackle (no anchor) and Black crates for race tackle (anchor);
Clear rubbish bins and empty in large URM bin at front of club;
Store RIB in Marina
No marks in RIB and No rubbish left behind
Minimum 3 mooring lines and buffers to secure RiB and prevent wear of Rib against Marina.
If required, supervise RIB retrieval team (3 team members) to collect RiBS
Turn off club water
Hoses hung in shed
Lock Fuel cabinet
Sanitise hands before leaving club
CHECK UPSTAIRS to make sure Front door,Balcony Doors, Office Door and Stairway doors are securely LOCKED.
Report and issues to Commodore@huntershillsailingclub.org.au or 0412218675 or to your Class Secretary who is resonsible for logging with HHSC Sailing Operations Whats App.
RIB Launch/Retrieval Team - 3 team members - Supervised by Duty Officer
RiB Launch team
Arrive at HHSC and locate RIB crew
Pull RIBs out of shed (min 3 people)
Connect fuel cell to rib & Prime engine & CLEAR ENGINE START
Check Sponsons Pressure - Inflate from the rear first as required
On board Safety Check - using HHSC checklist
Do not lift trailer onto tow bar - wind only
Check tow ball , Attach safety chain
Pre load Mark Tackle (if required)
Launch RIBs off Woolwich Marina/Cockatoo Island ramp
Radio Check by skipper to HHSC base
Return trailers to grassed area in front of chain fence
RiB Retrieval Team
Arrive at HHSC and Standby (timing depends on racing and cancellations)
Hitch trailers from grassed area in front of chain fence
Retreive RIBs off Woolwich Marina/Cockatoo Island ramp
Skipper dismounts from RiB safely on the ramp. No towing RiB with skipper.
Fresh water boat wash down and CLEAR ENGINE & engine flush at HHSC (use hose attachment not ear muffs - do not turn engine on)
Remove rubbish, Marks & Tackle
Stow fuel cells and lock fuel cabinet