OFFICER OF THE DAY (OOD) DUTIES
Your role is to oversee the day and help delegate tasks; you may be needed to help in the galley at busy times. Ensure the rest of the crew are aware of what is expected of them. Please find a comprehensive guideline below to help you.
- Please arrive with 6-8 pints of semi skimmed milk, and enough cake for about 30 portions. (During colder months 4 pints and 20 portions should be enough, and remember we have a cooker so hot food like pasties/sausage rolls etc are good in the cold.)
- A committee member will be up to open the store cupboard and give you the keys for the clubhouse and boat shed doors.
- Ensure that all the crew sign the Duty Roster sheet and make a note if anyone does not turn up.
- Brief your team in order to clarify their duties and ascertain competencies and confidence. ( A 5 min group meeting to introduce and get to know the rest of the team is helpful)
- Are the crew dressed correctly for their duty, if they are on the powerboats they must wear appropriate clothing, and buoyancy aids. In an emergency they must be capable of getting into the water for a rescue.
- Check the race schedule for the day there will be a copy on the race board.
- Discuss the wind strength with the Race officer and the Sailing Secretary if he is at the club, if it is deemed too windy cancel the racing. See guide at back of book.
- Check the fuel levels in the safety boats and jerry cans. If necessary delegate a crew member to buy some UNLEADED fuel. ( Tesco in Ciren is the closest). Money will be reimbursed at the end of the day or send receipt to the treasurer.
- At the same time as buying petrol any recycling can be taken to Tesco's.
- Ensure the Safety boat crew take the safety bags out on the water. They contain a first aid box and a knife. The bags can be found in the store cupboard, and need to be returned at the end of the day, opened up if it has been raining.
- Please ensure all boats have a radio, they should be worn around the neck not left on the floor of the boats as this leads to wet unusable radios.
- In hot weather take it in turns to man the gate between llam and 3pm, take the laminated current list of members (which can be found hanging on a hook on the racing notice board) and the visitor’s book with you. If necessary all duty crew should be able to do half an hour each.
- Make sure all visitors sign the day book.
- Be aware of what is happening on the lake at all times, non racers and children will be sailing all day. KEEP YOUR SAFETY BOAT CREWS ALERT.
- Ensure you have a full crew for the whole day as everyone is expected to help with the clearing up; Cleaning materials can be found under the sink or the cupboard under the basins in the ladies.
- At the end of the day make sure everything is locked up and hand any keys to a committee member.
- If in doubt as to how to proceed just ask a committee member.