As with all clubs, it is necessary for members to "do their bit" in order to keep the wheels of the club turning. This does not need to be onerous and a day in the safety boat or in the Race Officer's box can be a fun way to partake in the sport of sailing whether you normally participate or not.
It is a requirement of the club that each member does a day of duty (or three races) during the season or two days per family. If you are a junior member, it will fall to your parents to do the duty on your behalf.
Duties can be done in many ways, but the most pressing day to day jobs involve manning the safety boats and acting as Race Officer. If you have never done these jobs before, there will be training on hand to help you out. You can sign up via the Duty Rota
online and once you have done so you will be clear to participate in club races. We operate an online results system at the Dovey Yacht Club and your ability to enter a race is governed by the Duty Rota
, so please sign up for your duties if you wish to race.
Race competitors are required to do a minimum of one day (three races) or the results system will not recognise their entry. Family members are required to two days (six races) per family and parents of juniors are required to do the duty on behalf of their son or daughter.
Your contribution is highly valued and we are very grateful for your co-operation.