2013 HANDBOOK Staunton Harold Sailing Club Calke Road, Melbourne, Derbyshire DE73 8DL (01332) 862067 www.shsc.org.uk
Useful Contacts and Where to Get Help ................................................. 1
Commodoreâ€™s Charity 2013 .................................................................... 2
Club Website (www.shsc.org.uk) ............................................................ 4
Staunton Harold Sailing Club History ...................................................... 5
Staunton Harold Sailing Club Rules ....................................................... 10
Past Commodores ................................................................................ 18
Committee 2013 ................................................................................... 19
Recommended Classes & Fleet Captains .............................................. 21
Special Events ....................................................................................... 23
10. Social Calendar 2013 ............................................................................ 24 11. Sailing Water and Map ......................................................................... 25 12. Before Going Afloat .............................................................................. 27 Safety Cover Traffic Light System .................................................................. 27 Safety Cover Guidelines ................................................................................. 27 First Aid .......................................................................................................... 28 Insurance ....................................................................................................... 28 Security .......................................................................................................... 29 Novices........................................................................................................... 30 Clubhouse ...................................................................................................... 30 13. RYA OnBoard Programme & Friday Night Club ..................................... 31 14. Learning to Sail and Training Courses ................................................... 33 RYA National Sailing Scheme: Age 16+ .......................................................... 33 RYA Young Sailors Scheme: Age 8-15 ............................................................ 35
RYA Dinghy Improver & Advanced Courses ................................................... 37 RYA Powerboat Scheme ................................................................................. 39 RYA Instructor Training .................................................................................. 41 Other Courses ................................................................................................ 42 15. Junior Sailing ........................................................................................ 43 Junior Racing .................................................................................................. 43 Junior Cruising................................................................................................ 44 Junior Squad Coaching and Race Training ..................................................... 44 Junior Boat Hire ............................................................................................. 45 16. Sailing Programme ............................................................................... 47 Racing Programme 2013 ............................................................................... 47 Prizes and Qualifying Requirements .............................................................. 50 Cruising Programme ...................................................................................... 51 Sailability Day ................................................................................................ 52 Open Meeting Programme 2013 ................................................................... 52 Sailing Results 2012 (Qualifying Winners) & Trophies ................................... 53 17. Duties ................................................................................................... 57 18. Guidance for Duty Teams ..................................................................... 61 Officer of the Day (OOD) ................................................................................ 61 Race Management......................................................................................... 63 Use of the Committee Boat............................................................................ 65 Assistant Officer of the Day (AOD) ................................................................. 66 Safety Boat Crews .......................................................................................... 66 Galley Duties .................................................................................................. 69 Starting Sequences ........................................................................................ 71
19. SHSC Sailing Instructions for Club Races 2013 ....................................... 74 20. Dinghy Park .......................................................................................... 83 21. List of Boat Owning Members by Fleet ................................................. 84
1. Useful Contacts and Where to Get Help
In an emergency dial 999 from the club telephone. If for some reason the club telephone is out of order use a mobile phone – there is usually someone at the club who has one available.
Sailing enquires: Andy Foskett (07733 email@example.com)
Membership or dinghy park enquires: Di Pepperdine (0116 2387346 firstname.lastname@example.org)
Safety boats or boat house enquires: Simon Forbes (07976 155865 email@example.com)
Social events enquires: Pete Gray (07429 353567 firstname.lastname@example.org)
Training enquires: Oliver Steed (0115 9830238 email@example.com) Becky Priest (0115 8469205 firstname.lastname@example.org)
Maintenance enquires: Terry Forbes (07976 155865 email@example.com)
Galley enquires: Anita Ewbank (07966 140324 firstname.lastname@example.org)
Member duty enquires: Gordon & Kath Peacham (01332 691168 email@example.com)
Sailability Day enquires: Mark Harden (firstname.lastname@example.org)
News items for the “The Staunton Herald” newsletter: Rob Watson (07768 040049 email@example.com)
Any other concerns, problems, suggestions or comments speak to any Committee member (see section 7, p19) or your Fleet Captain (see section 8, p21).
2. Commodoreâ€™s Charity 2013
SUDEP stands for Sudden & Unexplained Death from Epilepsy and is caused when the brain has a seizure that shuts down some of the vital organs. It kills, on average, 3 people each day in the UK, mainly young people in the age range from late teens to the late twenties. It almost invariably occurs when the victim is alone. Not much is known about the true causes of epilepsy. In many cases there are various drugs that are used to try to control the condition, but many of these have unwanted side effects. Research is beginning to be done in this country to work out the cause of the disease but funds are limited. Epilepsy Bereaved is a charity that was started up by a group of volunteers about 20 years ago as a result of them losing loved ones to epilepsy. It initially functioned as a support group for those left after the usually sudden and unexpected death from SUDEP but has expanded into providing a wide ranging education programme about this misunderstood disease to the medical and non-medical world. They believe that about 40% of all SUDEP deaths can be avoided by proper education of sufferers and the medical practitioners and by the correct use of those drugs that are available. Recently they have started to sponsor research on how to be able to treat the disease properly at Kings London and elsewhere. John Robinson lost his daughter Helena suddenly to SUDEP when she was just 24. Helena was a member of SHSC in her mid teens and crewed for John in his GP14. Like all charities SUDEP depends on the generous donations given to their very worthy cause. You can donate in the collection points in the - 2-
galley or the bar, or by going to the Epilepsy Bereaved website at http://www.sudep.org/support-us/donate-2. Important message from John: "As you may know, Yvonne & I are planning to sail round the United Kingdom next year and we intend using it to get sponsorship to raise money for Epilepsy Bereaved to support their research work as we feel that this is the best long term way of celebrating the lives of those who people have loved & lost to this disease and for providing a better future for others likewise afflicted, especially so many young people." John has set up a Virgin Money Giving fund raising webpage to promote and manage sponsorship at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/thecrusoes. Alternatively you can access the webpage via http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/make-a-donation and simply type â€œJohn Robinsonâ€? in the name field to be redirected. Many thanks, John Robinson.
3. Club Website (www.shsc.org.uk) The Club website (http://www.shsc.org.uk) provides easy access to the latest news and information relating to Club activities and is updated frequently. The website represents the primary means of communication between club members so please bookmark the address and visit regularly for updates. The website includes:
Racing calendar Training courses Social events Current weather Webcam of the reservoir Fleet information (including contact details for Fleet Captains and links to class associations). Boats for sale Members are encouraged to consult the Members Area for the latest information relating to boat park maps, contact details, Committee minutes and procedures. The online DutyMan roster system provides a convenient tool to manage member’s voluntary duties.
4. Staunton Harold Sailing Club History The club was formed in 1974 by the amalgamation of Three Counties S.C. and Rolls Royce S.C. who previously sailed on the Trent and Leicester S.C. who previously sailed on the Soar near Mountsorrel. The water authorities were not too keen on allowing the reservoir to be used for sailing, but skilful negotiation by Tony Buckley eventually got a lease signed. He was helped in this by Alf Sharman who also drew up plans for the building of the clubhouse. John Walters acted as Master of Works throughout the whole building process which was carried out partly by club members in working parties, chiefly at weekends, and partly by professional help when the Master of Works felt this was needed. The Sports Council gave a grant to help with the finances. When sailing first started the Starter's Box was a wooden hut near where the pole for the hooter still stands. This was considered an eyesore and the present Starter's Box was erected, again with financial help from the Sports Council. On this occasion John Lees supervised the cutting of the steel girders. To satisfy the fire authorities a Petrol Store had to be built, but by this time the concrete mixers were not available and the mixing had to be done by hand to the satisfaction of Eric Halford. It has stood the test of time. Unfortunately during all this period money was scarce. The grants from the Sports Council had to be supplemented by interest free loans from some members and the formation of a special class of membership called 'Foundation Life Members'. These paid a lump sum in 1974 in return for life membership. The roof of the clubhouse was resurfaced in 1988 and the window frames were replaced with hard wood in 1990. In the early days sailing had to finish on September 30th. Subsequently permission was obtained to sail until October 30th and later until December 26th. One year sailing continued throughout the winter, but this was not popular. The reservoir froze over, and one enterprising individual went out on to the ice and stole an outboard engine from one of the safety boats moored in the bay. No wooden boat improves by being left in the dinghy park in those conditions. With milder winters being the norm in the early part of the new century, an Icicle series on alternate Sundays was introduced as a trial in January and February of - 5-
2004. This proved successful and from 2005 the club has operated a year round sailing programme. During 1992 the Management Committee decided to improve the training facilities at the club, recognising the need to encourage new members via a well run and well equipped training school. By securing a significant grant from the Sports Council we were able to purchase a fleet of Laser 13's, sailboards and clothing which has boosted our membership and strengthened our position as a centre of excellence for sailing in the East Midlands area. After providing good service for 12 years, in 2004 the Laser 13â€™s were retired and replaced with a new fleet of RS Vision dinghies. These permit the club to offer the most up to date training courses using modern designed boats, including asymmetric spinnaker handling and trapeze training for crews, considered essential for up and coming younger members. Later, a fleet of Optimist dinghies was purchased to better enable the clubâ€™s most successful junior training and weekend camp programme to run more smoothly. Indeed the first years of the millennium saw a dedicated group of volunteers planning and running a programme of junior sailing which had regular attendances of 60 or more children, a level of commitment and enthusiasm from helpers and sailors alike that would have left every other club in the country green with envy! The junior training resulted in many of the clubâ€™s younger sailors being selected for youth squads and saw many competing at national and international level. At the end of 2006 the Optimist dinghies were retired and replaced by more rugged Optibats. In addition to just learning to sail, courses are arranged for those who not only enjoy racing, but also feel depressed if they do not win. For these individuals race training is arranged. Watch the notice board for dates and times. In connection with this, anyone who still has a copy of the 1983 Staunton Herald can read an article by Stuart Childerley who at that time was Laser Fleet Captain. In 1988 and 1992 he took 4th place sailing a Finn in the Olympics. During the winter gales of 1993 we suffered major damage to our rescue Dories when they were blown from their moorings on to the - 6-
dam wall. This prompted us to review the rescue facilities at the club and the decision was made to purchase two R.I.B. Avon Sea Riders and a Sea Hog safety / work boat that have proved to be highly successful. In order to safeguard our investment we also decided to embark on the building of a new boat-house which was completed at the end of 1994. This has proved to be a good investment enables us to launch and recover our rescue boats with ease, preserve them in a good condition and reduce maintenance costs. With an ever increasing amount of sailing dates in the calendar and more boats on the water, further new RIB’s were added to the fleet of rescue boats in 2006 and 2007, with one of the original RIB’s retired after a long and useful operating life. During 2002 with the increase in particular of junior sailing, the club purchased an additional moulded plastic training/rescue boat, affectionately known as the “Carrot Boat” due to its colour. In keeping with the move away from oil burning 2 stroke engines, the new boat was equipped with a 4 stroke outboard, as was a second boat known as “ET”. Throughout 2003 and 2004 all of the club’s motor boats were refitted with four stroke engines. The winters of 2001-3 saw particularly active closed winter seasons with the erection and refurbishment of a training room located next to the boat house, together with extensive refitting of the changing rooms and showers, and whilst the water was low, the widening and improvements to the slipways. During the winter of 2005-06 the bar and galley were refurbished and refitted. After the bonfire night party of 2008, the dry area, including the bar, was fully refitted to a very high, professional standard. And early in 2010 the wet area was given a complete refurbishment. Plans are in place for further improvements in other areas when the club’s budget will allow. 2011 saw the launch of a new club committee boat, “The Misses Crewe”, which was funded primarily by a £10,000 grant from Sport England. The boat is fitted out with modern race management aids to allow the OOD and his assistance to manage our racing program much more efficiently and safely from a friendlier environment. - 7-
Incidentally, the boat’s name refers to the three repressed daughters of Sir Vauncey Harpur-Crewe, 10th Baronet Calke Abbey who was a keen ornithologist and who owned the six ponds which were developed into Staunton Harold Reservoir. He turned the whole estate into a bird sanctuary (probably driven by his keener interest in shooting and taxidermy). He hated anything modern, thus sailing on the lake would have been unthinkable. A modern committee boat in the middle of the lake, would be like his daughters defying his repression of them, and hence "The Misses Crewe"! In two successive years, the club was awarded £1,000 in the Volvo Eco Challenge for environmental projects lead by youngsters in the club. 2010 saw Hannah Jones's success for the new water fountain in the clubhouse and wild flower seeding around the site. In 2011, Cora Kenmuir-Hogg’s award went towards cavity wall insulation and some double glazing in the clubhouse. In 2012 the Club was successful in applying for a £50,000 Inspired Faciliities grant from Sport England towards the extension of the clubhouse changing rooms. In addition, a further £10,000 grant was secured from Sport England for a new RibX Safety Boat that was purchased at the end of the year. A smaller grant has also enabled the Club to acquire and refurbish some additional floating pontoons that - 8-
will provide a safe platform for transferring to and from boats on the water. Together these investments will enable the club to expand our sailing programme and accommodate a larger number of active sailing members as the Club continues to grow.
5. Staunton Harold Sailing Club Rules Overview These Rules have been laid down jointly by Severn Trent Water (our landlord) and the Committee and should be adhered to at all times. Rules
Stipulations necessary for the Licensing Authority.
Conduct of members as determined by the Committee.
Mainly conditions of our lease and may not be altered without permission of Severn Trent Water.
Required to comply with the Data Protection Act.
Personal buoyancy must be worn at all times whilst on the water. Each member is individually responsible for wearing personal buoyancy adequate for the conditions. To assist new members the Sailing Committee consider suitable personal buoyancy aids to be those carrying the 'CE' approval. If equipment prior to this standard is still in use it should be as recommended by British Standards (3395:1969) or as approved by the S.B.B.N.F. In all cases it is the primary responsibility of the individual member to ensure that the buoyancy aid is adequate for the member's weight, is in good condition, and is used correctly. Wet suits may not be substituted for personal buoyancy. Wet suits are the minimum recommended clothing, particularly for cold weather. A full Sailing Program listing Officers of the Day and other duties and Club Sailing rules will be sent to all members. Rules 1. The Club may open between the hours of 10:00am to 10:30pm on each day. The Committee shall have power to extend those hours by resolution on any special occasion. 2. The permitted hours for the sale of intoxicating liquor shall be as determined by the Committee. - 10 -
3. Young persons under the age of 18 may not be served intoxicating liquor nor may such liquors be bought for them to drink on the Club premises. 4. Vacant 5. Visitors and Guests (i) All visitors and guests must be signed into the visitorsâ€™ book to comply with Club insurance. (ii) Visitors attending a race or meeting sponsored by the Club who are not eligible for temporary membership may make use of the Club premises for the period of 24 hours before and after the event concerned. (iii) Visitors attending the Club for course of instruction may make use of the Club premises for the days on which the course is held. (iv) A visitor must leave the Club if asked to do so by an Officer of the Club or Committee member. (v) Any member may introduce guests on the understanding that the member is entirely responsible for the behaviour of his guests or for anything that may happen to his guests on the Club premises. (vi) Visitors are not permitted to sail on more than four occasions in any year. 6. Duties (i) Members shall be required to perform duties connected with the running of the Club as defined by the Rear Commodore (Sailing) and/or Sailing sub-committee. Any member failing to perform these duties or make satisfactory alternative arrangements, except in extenuating circumstances, shall be suspended from all Club activities for a period to be determined by the Committee. This suspension shall be for a period not less than three months. (ii) All members eligible to carry out duties shall carry out 3 duties per year; frequent sailors, as determined by the Committee, may be required to carry out 4 duties per year. - 11 -
(iii) Members joining partway through the year, and full-time students living away from home, shall carry out pro-rata reduced duties as determined by the Committee. 7. In accordance with the Smoke Free Regulations, smoking is banned within any Club building or on any Club owned boat. This applies to all Club members, employees and visitors. 8. (i) Subscriptions for all classes of membership are due on 1st January and the membership runs until 31st December. If a subscription remains unpaid by February 28th the memberâ€™s name shall be removed from the list of Club members. Any subscriptions received after this time may be subject to a re-joining fee as determined by the Committee. (ii) All boats/boards must be registered for the current season with the membership secretary and payment made of the required charges before being brought on to Club property or being used on the water. (iii) Members must sign on, on each sailing day, on the appropriate sheet (in the Clubhouse) for racing or cruising before a boat/board may be put on the water. The OOD shall provide these sheets on each sailing day. (iv) The Club is open to boats without a fixed keel and a Portsmouth Yardstick not less than 900. Boats with a PY less than 900 will be considered by the Sailing Committee on a case by case basis. Windsurfers are permitted. Multi-hull boats are not permitted, with the exception of Challengers. (iv) All sailboards must display the Club registration number issued to that board on the sail. 9. If at any time any facility fees payable to the Club by any member or former member shall be three months or more in arrears: (i) The Committee shall be entitled to move the boat to any other part of the premises without being liable for any loss or damage to the boat howsoever caused. - 12 -
(ii) The Committee shall be entitled upon giving one month’s notice in writing to the member or former member at his last known address shown in the register of members to sell the boat and to deduct any monies due to the Club (whether by way of arrears of subscription or facility fees or otherwise) from the net proceeds of sale before accounting for the balance (if any) to the member or former member. (iii) Alternatively, any boat which in the opinion of the Committee cannot be sold may upon such notice as aforesaid be disposed of in any manner the Committee may think fit and the expenses recovered from the member or former member. Any arrears as aforesaid shall be deemed to be a debt owing to the Club by the member or former member. Further the Club shall at all times have a lien over the members’ or former members’ boats parked on the Club’s premises in respect of all monies due to the Club whether in respect of arrears or parking fees or subscription or otherwise. Where a member is in arrears with the payment of monies owed to the Club by at least six months the Club may in any event take possession of the member’s boat. 10. No dogs (other than a registered assistance dog) or other animals or pets shall be allowed in the Club’s land, premises or sailing area. 11. No swimming, bathing or paddling is permitted in the reservoir. 12. No member, visitor or guest shall commit any act which may result in the fouling of the water in the reservoir. 13. Sailing shall be restricted to the sailing area so defined on a map to a scale of not less than 25 inches to one mile which is required to be on permanent display in the Club house and which shall clearly indicate the position of each marker post required to be set out on the banks and left in position (except when maintenance to the marker posts is being carried out) on the days and time stated herein or such smaller areas or different days and times as may from time to time be necessary for operational reasons as determined by the board. Except when engaged upon or in connection with the - 13 -
rescue of any person in distress or for any other unavoidable cause of which the authority shall be the sole judge and whose decision shall be final, any person trespassing outside the sailing area will in the case of a first offence immediately be suspended for a period of 12 months from all sailing facilities and in the case of a second offence will immediately be disqualified from membership of the Club and shall forthwith remove his boat and equipment form the site. 14. Only those types of craft agreed with the Authority shall be permitted on the water and the Club shall keep a register containing full up to date details of such craft. Craft of authorised visitors shall be of the types approved, shall be subject to all rules in force at the time being, and shall stay on site for no longer than 3 days. No powerboats other than safety boats shall be permitted on the reservoir. 15. All boats shall be subject to inspection and test before being admitted to the register and a separate up to date register shall be maintained of the craft of visitors and showing, in particular, the water upon which such craft was last floated before arrival at the reservoir. The Authority reserve the right to exclude from the reservoir and adjoining lands of the Authority any craft which has come from an area where waters are known to carry any fish disease. All boats shall be declared killer shrimp free, to the best of the ownerâ€™s knowledge, on entry to the site. 16. Every boat shall have sufficient positive buoyancy adequately secured (bags or cases) so as to be able to support itself and crew when submerged. Swamp tests shall be carried out on all dinghies as required by the Authority. 17. Every craft sailing on the reservoir shall have valid third party insurance cover for a sum of not less than ÂŁ2,000,000 for any number of claims. 18. All members shall be responsible for personal insurance and insurance of boats and other property. - 14 -
19. Sailing shall only take place when the safety boat is manned and during daylight hours but not later than ½ hour after sunset. No boat shall be sailed within 5 boat lengths of the bank except along the bank to the demised premises. 20. For each sailing day an experienced adult member of the Club shall be nominated as Duty Officer and as such shall be in charge of all sailing activities and responsible to the Committee for ensuring that all rules and regulations are strictly adhered to. The Duty Officer’s orders and signals shall be obeyed instantly without question. 21. The part of the sailing area on which sailing shall be confined will be defined by the Duty Officer if necessary having regard to the prevailing conditions. 22. (i) Powered safety craft of a type approved by the authority shall be provided and manned by a minimum of two experienced persons and shall be on the water whenever sailing takes place. (ii) The status of safety boat cover shall be indicated by the colour of flags hoisted on the flagpole in front of the clubhouse as follows: A green flag indicates that a safety boat is ready and crewed. Any boat may sail, but a boat’s decision to do so is hers alone. A yellow flag indicates that limited class racing or supervised training is in progress. Boats other than those of the limited class or those being supervised shall not sail. A red flag indicates that safety cover is not available. No boat shall sail on the water and any boats already sailing when the flag is hoisted must immediately return to the shore. No flag indicates that safety cover is not available. No boat shall sail on the water. (iii) Refuelling of safety craft must be done ashore and every precaution taken to avoid spilling of fuel. (iv) Children must be properly supervised whilst at the Club and must not be allowed near the water unless wearing suitable life jackets. - 15 -
(v) No litter of any kind shall be deposited or allowed to remain on the water, on Club lands, or on any access thereto. 23. When racing is in progress the Officer of the Day is authorised to order any or all of the cruising boats off the water. 24. The nearest boats, whether racing or not, must go to the assistance of any craft in distress and must render assistance or standby if required until the safety boat arrives. The Racing Rules of Sailing (2009-2012) rule no. 1.1 (or any rule of similar intent in subsequent editions) about going to the assistance of craft in danger or distress shall be known and acted upon by all (whether racing or cruising) on pain of suspension. 25. Adequate personal buoyancy must be worn by all persons when sailing. Inflatable buoyancy must be worn inflated. The wearing of waders, gum boots or Wellingtons when afloat shall be forbidden. 26. No wading shall be permitted except for the purpose of launching or securing boats from or to the slipways or in an emergency. 27. No craft shall beach other than within the Sailing Club frontage, except in an emergency. 28. The Club shall encourage and facilitate training of members in rescue, artificial respiration and resuscitation. 29. No gun shall be used for any purposes in connection with any of the Clubâ€™s activities without the previous consent in writing of the Authority. 30. The Club shall be responsible for keeping the Clubhouse area and the demised premises in a clean and tidy condition. All litter shall be placed in the receptacles provided or removed from the Club house area and suitable arrangements shall be made for the disposal of collected litter, grass cutting etc, with the local authority or by other means to the satisfactions of the Authority. 31. The use of radios, television receiving sets, record players, tape recorders and musical instruments of any description is prohibited, except in the Club house when it will be at the Authorityâ€™s discretion - 16 -
and the use of such apparatus shall not be played so loudly as to be a nuisance. 32. No person shall in any way interfere with wild life at the reservoir. 33. No person shall interfere with any machinery, valves, drains, fences, gates, roads or other apparatus or works of the Boards or the apparatus of other statutory undertakers. 34. Boats, tackle and other apparatus belonging to the Club or its members shall be stored or left within the Club house area only in such places and at such times and in such manner as the authority may approve. 35. No members or guest shall interfere in any way with others rightfully using the reservoir or banks. 36. No car or other vehicle shall be parked on roads or land belonging to the Authority other than on Club lands. Access to the Club lands shall be along the road from the Windmill car parks only. 37. Toxic anti-fouling paint must not be used. 38. All sheets, ropes, halyards, wires and all other equipment and fittings on boats accommodated on the premises shall be so secured as not to cause or create any undue noise when blown by the wind. 39. Normally, no road trailers should be left on Club property overnight. However if a member considers that exceptional circumstances leave him/her no alternative, he/she should apply to the Committee in writing who will decide what action should be taken. 40. Data Protection Act - Membership of the Club and acceptance of these rules by the member will be deemed to constitute consent to the holding of relevant personal data for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998. This edition covers amendments up to and including the November 2012 A.G.M.
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6. Past Commodores 1975-77
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7. Committee 2013 Flag Officers Commodore Nick Waters
Vice Commodore Lesley Foskett
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RC Sailing Andy Foskett
RC Building & Maintenance Terry Forbes
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RC Marketing Mike Jones
RC Social Pete Gray
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Other Officers Hon. Secretary Chris Brown
Hon. Treasurer Simon Kelsall
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Principal of Sailing School Oliver Steed
Membership Secretary Di Pepperdine
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Members Duties Officers Gordon & Kath Peacham
Sailing School Team Becky Priest
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Bosun Team Committee Rep Simon Forbes
Galley Manager Anita Ewbank
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Minute Secretary Sarah Durke
Security Tim Gray
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Webmaster Andy Felton
Youth Liason Officer David Ewbank
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Boat & Equipment Hire Lawrence Hayward
OnBoard Rep Vacant
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Member Brett Cokayne
Member John Robinson
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Member Russ Coggrave firstname.lastname@example.org 07846 316205
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8. Recommended Classes & Fleet Captains Whilst many classes sail at Staunton Harold the following are the adopted classes for the Club: Class
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email@example.com 01332 833392
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Menagerie Alan Bennett
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Any boat with a Portsmouth Yardstick number no lower than 900*, and which does not have a fixed keel, may sail on the Clubs water and take part in racing. Sailboards are also welcome. Sailboards should be launched at the south end of the dinghy park, farthest away from the clubhouse where there is a large expanse of grass in which to rig. * Boats with a PY less than 900 will be considered by the Sailing Committee on a case by case basis.
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9. Special Events Easter Egg Meeting (3 Races, 2 to count) Handicap series open to all members who compete for Easter Eggs. Staunton Harold Trophy and Melbourne Trophy (3 Races, 2 to count) Both trophies are raced on the same day. All helms that have been first or second in a series, a one day event, or an open meeting, sail for the Staunton Harold Trophy. All helms that are not eligible for the Staunton Harold Trophy compete for the Melbourne Trophy. Commodore Cup and Buckley Trophy (3 Races, 2 to count) Both trophies are raced on the same day. Boats with a PY of 1100 or lower compete for the Commodore Cup. Boats with a PY greater than 1100 compete for the Buckley Trophy. Anniversary Cup (3 Races, 2 to count) Two handicap races and a non-discardable pursuit race. Youth & Junior Club Championship (3 Races, 2 to count) Open to all Youth & junior members Regatta Cup (2 Races) Consists of 2 handicap races. Club Championship (3 Races, 2 to count) Two handicap races and a non-discardable pursuit race. Memorial Cup (Evening closest to the longest day) A special race sailed in memory of departed friends. Sailed in conjunction with the Wednesday evening series. Boxing Day Bash A single handicap race followed by a Christmas fuddle. Bring food to share with your friends after sailing. - 23 -
10. Social Calendar 2013 Sat 9th Mar
Fitting Out Supper & Annual Prize Giving
Fri 26th Apr
Sausage & Quiz Night
Sun 26th May
Interclub BBQ Bonanza
Fri 28th Jun
Itâ€™s a Knockout
Sat 29th Jun
Regatta Cup followed by Summer Shindig
Sun 30th Jun
The Big Breakfast (07:30 to 09:00) followed by Club Championships
Wed 11th Sep
Curry & Quiz Night after Sailing
Sat 2nd Nov
Bonfire & Fireworks Night & Junior Prize Giving
Sat 14th Dec
Club Christmas Party
Thu 26th Dec
Boxing Day Bash A single handicap race followed by a Christmas Fuddle. All members (sailing & non-sailing) and families are very welcome.
All social events start at 18:30 with food served at 19:00, unless otherwise advertised. Look out for further details of events published in the Update newsletter, on the clubhouse notice board and website.
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11. Sailing Water and Map The sailing water is situated approximately one mile south west of Melbourne. If the B587 is taken from Melbourne heading towards Ashby de la Zouch the Melbourne Arms is passed on the right hand side where there is also a right turn to Ticknall. One hundred metres past this junction on a dangerous left hand bend is a right turn into Calke Lane. Access to the sailing club is down this road. Having passed the visitor's centre there is a gate which can be opened with a key obtained from the Club. The clubhouse and car park can now be seen. The water is some 130 acres and is controlled by the Severn Trent Water. The sailing area is shown on the map and members should not sail beyond the limits shown. Since the reservoir is also used for angling from the bank, members should not sail nearer than 5 boat lengths of the shore except in the area in front of the Club where fishing is prohibited. The fixed buoys are arranged in numerical order around the reservoir in a counter clockwise direction, with odd numbers yellow and even numbers orange. Additional blue marks D, M and F are located in the middle of the water, with D towards the dam, M towards the centre, and F towards the farm.
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12. Before Going Afloat Safety Cover Traffic Light System A "traffic light" system has been introduced to indicate the status of safety boat cover. The colour of flags hoisted on the flagpole in front of the clubhouse will indicate this as follows:
A green flag indicates that a safety boat is ready and crewed. Any boat may sail, but a boat’s decision to do so is hers alone.
A yellow flag indicates that limited class racing or supervised training is in progress. Boats other than those of the limited class or those being supervised shall not sail.
A red flag indicates that safety cover is not available. No boat shall sail on the water and any boats already sailing when the flag is hoisted must immediately return to the shore.
No flag indicates that safety cover is not available. No boat shall sail on the water.
Safety Cover Guidelines With the increasing number of boats sailing at the club safety is becoming more of a concern. Here are some of the guidelines recommended by the Sailing Committee, but remember it is the responsibility of race officers to organise safety cover as they see fit for the conditions on the day and to always have a briefing with the safety team before racing:
The race officer should liaise with the Safety Coxswain and hold a team briefing with all duty personnel before going on the water.
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Race officers to brief rescue crew to ask people to leave the water if they require a disproportionate amount of assistance which may put other sailors at risk.
On windy days race officers should ask for volunteers if they require additional cover and not allow sailing until they are happy that there is adequate cover.
On windy days keep additional safety boats moored on the jetty to be used in the event of an emergency. For instance if a squall hits the fleet and the rescue crew is stretched. Other sailors can jump into the boats and assist with rescue.
Sailing Committee members should also be on hand to help and offer advice if required.
In the event of a medical emergency on the water the casualty should be taken to the emergency drop-off point located at the main central slipway where a paramedic vehicle can gain access
Safety is taken very seriously by the Club and we are always open to suggestions of how we can improve so please pass any feedback to a member of the Sailing or General Committee.
First Aid All sailing instructors are qualified in First Aid and some members also hold first aid certificates. A list of members who hold a first aid certificate will be posted in the clubhouse. The first aid kit is located below the signing-on shelf to the right of the galley.
Insurance It is your responsibility to make sure that you and your boat are properly insured. If you damage another boat and it is your fault you must expect to pay for the damage. More seriously if you injure someone then they might well make a claim against you. If, for example, you hit someone in the water and they lost the use of an eye then the claim against you could be very large indeed. If you are not insured you could lose everything you own. The Club insists that the - 28 -
minimum insurance cover is ÂŁ2 million but it is for you to decide if this is adequate. If for any reason you wish to claim against the Clubâ€™s insurance, then it is important that you notify the Committee at the earliest possible time, and within 24 hours of the incident occurring. Later claims are more difficult to investigate and settle amicably.
Security The Club and the dinghy park has hundreds of people walking past it in a week and amongst these people will be one or two who want to help themselves to what they can. We must do what we can to discourage the thieves. The following points are common sense: 1. Do not leave items in your boat that are easy to steal - some insurance policies do not cover loose items - beware! 2. Keep your boat covered up when you are not using it. 3. Leaving of road trailers at the Club is only permitted after obtaining permission from the Committee, left in your allocated dinghy park and ensuring that the trailer is immobilised. 4. Challenge people you do not know if they are in the clubhouse or in the dinghy park. If in doubt, alert a member of the Committee. If you see a boat being towed away by someone that you do not know ask them to show you an ID document and compare the details against the name on the SHSC boat sticker. 5. Do not tell strangers the access code to the changing room door. 6. Make sure your boat and its accessories are marked with the boat number. 7. Keep the gates closed and the entrance gate locked at all times. 8. If you are last away from the Club make sure everything is locked up. On official racing and cruising days this is the responsibility of the OOD.
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9. Display a SHSC sticker in your car window to help identify membersâ€™ vehicles in the club car park.
Novices To encourage novices to take to the water we would ask them to tie a red streamer to the end of their boom. The Officer of the Day (OOD) may also indicate a cruising area on the course board where novices will be less likely to get in the way of people racing.
Clubhouse The Club has an excellent bar which is open every Sunday and every Wednesday evening. If the need arises then the bar can be opened at other times of the week (ask a Committee member).
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13. RYA OnBoard Programme & Friday Night Club What is OnBoard? Run by sailings National Governing Body, the RYA, OnBoard is a highly successful industry supported grass roots programme which seeks to make sailing easier to get into for young people aged under 15. Over a ten year period the programme aims to introduce a minimum of 500,000 children to sailing in the UK, converting over 10% of them into regular participants. How does it work and what are the benefits to Staunton Harold Sailing Club? We are now working with the OnBoard officer in selecting schools in the surrounding area. The OnBoard officer then goes into those schools and youth groups to talk about the sport of sailing and invite the children to a taster session. Following a fun taster session the children are then invited to come along to a regular OnBoard club with their parents. We will run these on Friday evenings from May to September. The benefits to the Club are that we are able to open our doors to a wider local audience and build new relationships within the community this should also bring new memberships to the Club. Would you like to be part of the OnBoard team? We are now looking for members to help run these sessions and you donâ€™t have to commit to every session. If you are able to spare some time on a Friday evenings 6.30ish till 9pm then we would love to hear from you. As well as instructors and assistant instructors for the on the water training we are looking for members who are willing to meet and greet parents and help get them involved with Club activities. This may mean just being a friendly face to talk to them about the Club and what itâ€™s all about, or it may be to offer to take them out on the water for a sail themselves or a trip round the lake in a safety boat. Please contact a Committee member to register your interest. - 31 -
Friday Night Club The Friday night club is due to start on the 3rd May and run through to 23rd August. There will now be an opportunity to come along to the club on a Friday evening to have a sail or just relax and have a drink or BBQ with friends in beautiful surroundings. We would like Friday evenings at the club to be a way of having fun on and off the water. The bar will, of course, be open. Apart from cruising and relaxing there will be opportunities to get helpful advice on getting boats back on the water aimed at cruising i.e. general rigging tips and general support. For the juniors there will be race coaching run for all fleets. We recommend that our junior squad sailors come along and practice their skills on Friday nights. Many fleet captains have organised social evenings and on-water training evenings on Friday nights. For the racers after sailing there will be sailing DVDâ€™s and talks.
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14. Learning to Sail and Training Courses Staunton Harold Sailing Club is a RYA Recognised Training Centre and offers a comprehensive programme of training for both Club members and non-members. The courses are of a very high standard and are run by members of the Club, many of whom are qualified RYA instructors. 2013 promises to be a very exciting year for the Sailing School. We are again extending the range of courses on offer at the Club. We aim to cater for those looking for coaching at all levels of experience, with a particular focus this year on those who have learnt to sail in the last 2 years and enabling them to become involved independently in Club activities other than organised training courses. We have a selection of modern training boats including six RS Visions, two RS Fevaâ€™s, four Laser 13s, ten Optibats, three Laser and five Topper dinghies, all of which are available for training and to hire to Club members who do not have a boat. Details of courses available this year are detailed on the following pages. Enrolment Application forms for all sailing courses can be obtained from the following Committee members (see section 7, p19 for contact details): Learn to sail courses (Age 16+)
Learn to sail courses (Age 8-15)
Improver, advanced, and powerboat courses
Cheques should be made payable to Staunton Harold Sailing Club. Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope for your course details and receipt.
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Course: Start Sailing RYA Level 1 / Basic Skills RYA Level 2 We offer the first two levels in the RYA scheme as combined courses to teach novices to sail over the equivalent of 4/5 full days. These courses are designed with the complete beginner in mind and make an ideal introduction to the world of dinghy sailing. At the end of the Level 2 course sailors will usually have reached a level of competence which allows them to helm a dinghy in good conditions. An interesting programme of theoretical and practical instruction enables you to start sailing in a safe and enjoyable way. You will cover such essentials as the weather, personal safety, rope work, rules of the water, rigging your boat, wind awareness, points of sailing, and capsize and recovery drill. For clothing, you should bring enough to keep warm, closed-toe footwear, a towel and something to change into in the event of getting wet. Buoyancy aids, wetsuits and spray tops are provided. On successful completion of the Level 2 course you are encouraged to hire the Club dinghies to reinforce your sailing skills and build confidence on the water. In 2013 we will be running Level 1 and 2 courses in the Spring and Autumn - see below for course dates. Course Fees: Levels 1 and 2 combined: ÂŁ199 (non-members), ÂŁ169 (members) Dates for SHSC Adult Training 2013 Course
Levels 1 & 2
Sat 20 Apr Sat 27th Apr Sat 4th May Fri 10th May Sat 18th May Sat 25th May Sat 1st Jun - 34 -
09:00 - 13:00 09:00 - 13:00 09:00 - 13:00 18:30 - 21:30 09:00 - 13:00 09:00 - 13:00 09:00 - 13:00
Levels 1 & 2
Sat 8th Jun
09:00 - 13:00
Sat 31st Aug Sat 7th Sep Sat 14th Sep Sat 21st Sep Sat 28th Sep Sat 5th Oct Theory night
09:00 - 13:00 09:00 - 13:00 09:00 - 13:00 09:00 - 13:00 09:00 - 13:00 09:00 - 13:00 TBA
RYA Young Sailors Scheme: Age 8-15 Please contact David Ewbank (see section 7, p19 for contact details) to enquire and enrol for any of the following courses. Course: Start Sailing RYA Stages 1 & 2 The junior sailing course is intended to provide a brief and enjoyable taste of dinghy sailing, safely. The course is very much geared to individual progress and ability, with the emphasis on having fun whilst - 35 -
you learn. After the basics of sailing have been established, a few games and exercises on the water will be organised for you. You will be sailing in Optimist and Topper dinghies, which are ideally suited for novice junior sailors. Buoyancy aids, wetsuits and spray tops are provided. Sensible 'old' clothes should be worn whilst sailing, and please bring a change of clothes. An ability to swim 50 metres is a prerequisite of the course. Two courses are planned for 2013. Parents / Carers are welcome to stay and watch or help out. Course Fees: 4 Day Course ÂŁ180 (non-members, includes 1 year cadet membership) Reduced fee for members: ÂŁ118. Dates for SHSC Junior Training 2013 Course
Stage 1 & 2
Sat 11 May Sat 18th May Sat 25th May Sat 1st Jun
Stage 3 & Youth Training Week (only available to members)
Mon 5th Aug Tue 6th Aug Wed 7th Aug Thu 8th Aug
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09:30 - 16:30 09:30 - 16:30 09:30 - 16:30 09:30 - 16:30
RYA Dinghy Improver & Advanced Courses In addition to learn to sail courses, we also run, on occasion and on demand, improver and advanced sailing courses for members. Please contact Becky Priest (see section 7, p19 for contact details) to enquire and enrol for any of the following courses. Course: RYA Start Racing This course is suitable for people who want to progress to racing confidently at Staunton Harold. We will cover the RYA Start Racing syllabus and teach you about the types of courses raced at the Club, how to get over the start line on time and some racing rules. Ideally participants will have completed their RYA Level 3 before taking part in these sessions, but this is not essential due to the length of the course. These sessions would be suitable for sailors who are nearly at Level 3 standard (i.e. have completed Level 2 and done quite a bit of sailing since then as well). Course duration: 6 morning + 1 full day + 3 evening sessions. Course fees: ÂŁ50 (available to Club members only) - 37 -
RYA Start Racing
Sat 30th March Sun 7th April Sat 13th April Fri 19th April Fri 26th April Mon 6th May Sun 19th May Sun 26th May Fri 31st May Sat 8th June
09:00 - 12:30 09:00 - 12:30 09:00 - 12:30 19:00 - 21:30 19:00 - 21:30 09:30 - 15:30 09:00 - 12:30 09:00 - 12:30 19:00 - 21:30 09:00 - 12:30
Course: RYA Sailing with Spinnakers Fancy sailing a boat with a spinnaker? Much of the Club racing takes place in 3 sail boats. Spinnakers are great fun but can be tricky at first sight! Accelerate your progress by taking a 2-day course to learn the tricks of flying one the right way up going in the right direction! This course is suitable for people who have completed the RYA Level 3 course and done some sailing since reaching this level to be competent at handling a boat on all points of sail in a variety of conditions. The course may be done in either your own boat or in a Club boat and is taught by instructors specially chosen for their expertise with spinnakers. Course duration: 3 half-days + 1 full day. Course fee: ÂŁ40 (available to Club members only). Course
RYA Sailing with Spinnakers
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Timing 09:00 - 12:30 09:00 - 16:30 09:00 - 12:30 09:00 - 12:30
Course: RYA Seamanship Course This 2-day course is designed for the Club member who has already achieved Better Sailing RYA Level 3 and who is keen to build on their sailing experience. The course covers a range of theoretical and practical topics such as anchoring, reefing afloat and sailing without a rudder. By the end of the 2 days sailors will be more confident of their boat handling and will be more self reliant in making decisions. It is also an ideal course for learning the skills for the Instructors pre-entry sailing assessment. Course: RYA Performance Sailing Course This 2-day course is designed for the Club member who is a sailor with considerable sailing experience above the standard of RYA Level 3 and who has some experience of sailing with spinnakers. The course involves sailing and racing with spinnakers in faster, performance boats, often with a trapeze. Staunton Harold first achieved recognition to run this course in 2012 and we ran our first, very successful, course in November 2012 for 8 club members. Another course is planned for 2013 (dates to be confirmed). Course: Fleet Race Training Although not an RYA course, many established fleets run their own training at Staunton Harold, most notably the Lasers, Fireballs, Comets, RS 200s and GP14s. Sometimes this is run by an experienced club racer or sometimes by someone brought in from the Class Association. It is well worth contacting your Fleet Captain to find out if any training is planned for your fleet.
RYA Powerboat Scheme Once again we aim to run a comprehensive programme of Level 1 / 2 and Safety Boat courses. The Level 2 National Powerboat Course, is the minimum requirement of the Club to drive the boat on rescue duty. The Safety Boat course will equip you with the skills to deal with any incident you may encounter on the water, recovering people and equipment safely and efficiently. - 39 -
Many countries require the owners or drivers of powerboats to hold a certificate of competence even if only visiting for a holiday. The Level 2 certificate also forms the basis of the test for the International Certificate of Competence. Course: National Powerboat Scheme RYA Level 1 / 2 This course will teach you the rudiments of driving powerboats, both planing and displacement craft. It involves learning to manoeuvre the boat at different speeds and recovering a person from the water. This course is the minimum requirement if you wish to drive a powerboat at the Club. Certificates at Level 1 or 2 are awarded at the end of the 2-day course at the discretion of the Chief Instructor. Course duration: 2 full days Course fee: ÂŁ40 (available to Club members only). Course RYA Powerboat L1 & L2
Sat 30th November Sat 7thth December
09:00 - 17:00 09:00 - 17:00
Course: Safety Boat Certificate This 2-day course aims to introduce the techniques used in powerboats escorting racing fleets of dinghies and windsurfers, providing safety and rescue cover for training fleets and assisting in race management. RYA Level 2 National Powerboat Scheme and subsequent driving experience is a pre-requisite for this course. It is strongly recommended that Safety Boat drivers also hold a current First Aid certificate. Direct Assessment for RYA National Powerboat Scheme Level 2 Experienced powerboat drivers may take a one-day assessment to gain the Level 2 certificate. The day will consist of some training on the Club boats in the morning and an assessment in the afternoon. We stress that only people experienced in powerboat driving should put themselves forward for this day. - 40 -
In addition, we can also run informal powerboat and safety boat refresher sessions.
RYA Instructor Training Please contact Becky Priest (see section 7, p19 for contact details) to chat about how you see your future as an instructor developing and to enrol for any of the following courses. Course: RYA Dinghy Instructor Want to help teach people to sail? It is very rewarding to use your skills to teach others the sport you love. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable instructors are always welcome in a club with a thriving reputation for excellence in training. If you feel that you have the personal sailing skills and the patience and willingness to pass those on to others then we would love to have you on the training team. Learn to teach both adults and juniors on the RYA Dinghy Instructor course, gain an internationally recognised qualification from the world leaders in sail training. Course: RYA Assistant Instructor Are you a competent helm? Would you like to help out teaching people to sail? But you don’t have the time to commit to doing a full instructor course? Come along for a couple of evenings and learn the RYA methods of teaching then get “on the job” training by helping with a Basic Skills course for new members. Gain the RYA Assistant Instructor certificate. Course: RYA Powerboat Instructor Want to teach people to drive a powerboat? Learn how at your own club and then get involved with training members to drive safely. Ever had the feeling, having capsized, that you don’t want the powerboat to come near? If you can drive well yourself this is your chance to learn to train others to your own high standards.
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Course: RYA Racing Coach Level 2 Want to teach children and adults to race? This is the course that will equip you with the skills to develop racing techniques. You donâ€™t need to be a qualified instructor already, it is a 2-day course aimed at good club racers and developing them to teach racing. Other RYA Instructor Training Do you already hold an RYA Instructor certificate? Fancy teaching one of the RYA modules, Start Racing or Sailing with Spinnakers? Would you like to become a RYA Racing? Training for all of these can be arranged depending on demand. Also, advice is at hand if you think you have the experience to train as an RYA Senior Instructor and run courses yourself. Or do you see yourself taking a gap year teaching abroad and need the RYA Advanced Instructor certificate to allow you to teach the RYA Performance Sailing course? In a thriving club there are always opportunities for personal development and new ideas for organising courses are always welcome.
Other Courses Course: Race Officer Course Want to learn more about race management? Ever thought you could do it better yourself? This is your chance to learn to run the racing. The Club always needs competent race officers. This is often run as an informal evening talk or more formally as a dayâ€™s course. Course: RYA First Aid Certificate This will be offered at regular intervals to all Club members. Members who have no knowledge of first aid are encouraged to attend one of these courses since a rudimentary knowledge of first aid is essential to do rescue boat duty. This is a one day course and needs to be repeated every three years to keep up to date.
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15. Junior Sailing We are proud to have a very active able junior and youth fleet, I am sure you will have seen them in action. As well as racing and cruising options we also have opportunities for juniors to continue their learning via Junior Squad Camps.
Junior Racing Juniors are welcome to compete in any of the racing series at the Club once they are competent sailors and there are trophies or prizes for best placed under 16 in most event series. Racing events vary during the year but during summer months you have the chance to race on Wednesday evening, Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon. The Sunday morning races are a great way to start as they are quieter and have a strong â€˜juniorâ€™ contingent. They follow on from the junior camps when they are running.
We have our own Junior Championship as part of the Club regatta on Sat June 29th when we race in ability groups and again compete for trophies.
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Junior Cruising Cruising is welcomed during the sessions listed in the racing section plus we have “cruising only” sessions on Thursday and Friday evenings again during summer months (see the Club Event Calendar or visit the website for further details)
Junior Squad Coaching and Race Training We run a series of structured weekend camps (12 noon Saturday to 12 noon Sunday) over the year for junior Club members who have achieved RYA Stage 1 sailing skills. Up to 50 juniors come along each weekend aged from 8-16 years to sail Optimists, Toppers, Fevas & 405s, to name just a few. They are coached in ability groups by qualified instructors and work towards achieving the RYA awards. Of course they have great fun developing their sailing skills with their friends too! Parents are asked to join in too, we always needs lots of help with the onshore and offshore activities. Club instructors give their time freely and with parental support we are able to keep costs to a minimum. The pricing structure for 2013 has been updated as follows: Training group
With hire of club boat
Without boat hire
Green group sailors are NOT to use their own boats at squad events.
£15 plus standard club boat hire rates. e.g. Topper @ £15 / 24 hr RS Feva @ £20 / 24 hr.
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breakfast on Sunday morning. Please contact one of the Junior event organising team to discuss pricing if planning to attend only part of an event. On Saturday night you can camp at the clubhouse if you wish (parents must stay too) and training continues Sunday morning. We also have an optional meal for adults available on Saturday night whilst the kids play on. The 2013 schedule is as follows: Event Squad Camp 1 Squad Camp 2
27 & 28 April st
1 & 2 June nd
Start Times 12:00 rigged 12:00 rigged
Squad Camp 3
22 & 23 June
Junior/Youth Club Regatta
Squad Camp 4
31st Aug & 1st Sept
Squad Camp 5
21st & 22nd Sept
Before attending parents must complete and return the squad forms including the medical and photographic forms. These can be obtained by emailing David Ewbank (see contact details below). Simply indicate which camps you plan to attend and what support you can give on those days. Full completion instructions are included in the forms.
Junior Boat Hire We have 10 Optibats, 4+ Toppers and 2 RS Fevas that Club members can hire until you are able to buy a boat. Hire boats include the use of a buoyancy aid but you would be expected to have your own sailing clothing e.g. Wet suit, Spray top etc.
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Junior Contacts: David Ewbank 07966 140324 firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy Felton 01509 236693 email@example.com
Anita Ewbank firstname.lastname@example.org 07966 140324
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16. Sailing Programme Racing Programme 2013 Series / Event
13/01 – 24/02
03/03 – 05/05
Laser, Fast & Slow Handicap
03/03 – 05/05
30/03 – 25/05
Laser & Handicap
27/03 – 01/05
08/05 – 24/07
31/07 – 04/09
Staunton & Melbourne
Early Summer Sunday
19/05 – 14/07
Laser, Fast & Slow Handicap & class result
Early Summer Saturday
01/06 – 20/07
Laser & Handicap
19/05 – 28/07
Interclub @ SHSC
2 Handicap & 1 non-discardable pursuit race
Youth /Junior Club
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Champs Club Championship
2 Handicap & 1 non-discardable pursuit race.
Late Summer Sunday
21/07 – 25/08
Laser, Fast & Slow Handicap & class results
Late Summer Saturday
27/07 – 31/08
Laser & Handicap
04/08 – 13/10
01/09 – 13/10
Laser, Fast & Slow Handicap & class result
15/09 – 12/10
Laser & Handicap
Commodore / Buckley
26/10 – 23/11
Laser & Handicap
Frostbite – Sunday
27/10 – 22/12
Laser, Fast & Slow Handicap
Boxing Day Bash
In all the Sunday series the Slow Handicap boats will be those craft having a PY greater than 1100. All series will be scored using the Lowpoints system. Portsmouth Yardstick Changes for 2013. Several handicaps have changed this year. The RYA changes to the PY numbers announced at the dinghy show have been adopted. But in addition we have adopted the "Great Lakes PY numbers" for a handful of classes. The Great Lakes PY numbers are derived from 10 years worth of data taken at the big inland events held at such waters as Grafham, Rutland, Northampton, Queen Mary, Draycote and Chew. Classes - 48 -
handle, plane and surf differently inland compared to the sea so these Great Lakes PYs are supposed to reflect this. Below are the main changes. Remember the higher the PY number the greater the advantage in a handicap race. Class
Change from 2012
For the full list of changes and pursuit start times please see the racing notice board in the clubhouse.
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Racing Notes The Icicle, Spring and Frostbite series are open to visitors for monohull boats without a fixed keel and a minimum Portsmouth Yardstick number of 900. All visitors are asked to become temporary members and pay a fee before sailing. All Wednesday evening results count towards a single series running continuously across the spring, summer and autumn. This 24 race series will also be sub-divided into three 8 race sub-series with additional prizes which cannot be won by the same people twice. This is in addition to the overall series prizes. The pursuit racing times will be displayed in the clubhouse. Optimist dinghies will compete separately, starting with the Mirror class during pursuit races.
Prizes and Qualifying Requirements All boats entered in a series will have their results calculated regardless of the number of races entered. In order to be eligible for prizes, competitors must complete half the number of races in a series with the exception of the Late Summer Sunday for which qualification is half the number of races minus 2. Each series will have a discard profile in which after 3 races a competitorâ€™s worst score is discarded. After every additional 2 races, a further result will be discarded. Prizes will be awarded to the first 3 qualifying boats in each series throughout the year. Additional Fleet prizes will be awarded in Summer and Autumn series where a minimum of 3 boats in a fleet qualify in that series. Perpetual trophies will be presented to the winner of the series or fleet to which it applies irrespective of qualification. To be eligible for junior prizes sailors must be under 16 at the time of the event or at the end of the series. In 2 handed boats both crew and helm must be juniors to be eligible for junior prizes.
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Cruising Programme Cruising is permitted at any time during the racing programme, or specific cruising evenings/days, with the exception of Open Meetings. During open meetings, large fleets may be involved in very serious competition, and as such cruising, if allowed, may be restricted to the periods between racing and after racing, where time and daylight permit, or at the OOD’s discretion during racing. The formats for the open meeting events can be seen below. Dedicated cruising evenings are provided as follows:
Friday night club, a combination of cruising and social evening from 18:30 until half an hour before sunset between May and September each year. On Thursdays from 18:30, until half an hour before sunset between June and September. Depending on other events, safety cover may be provided for cruising on certain Bank Holiday. Details of racing, open meetings, and cruising dates, can be found in the Sailing Programme or Club Event Calendar available on the website. During the Spring and Frostbite series, cruising is permitted until the end of the days racing, at all other times cruising is permitted until half an hour before sunset, if safety cover can be provided. During Summer and Autumn Saturday series, safety cover is generally provided for 1 hour after racing has finished, where time and daylight permit.
However, all sailors must observe the restriction of no Cruising unless the Green flag is flying, and that it is up to the OOD’s discretion to lower the Green flag or raise the Red flag between races if rescue crews need to take a break. Whenever possible, rescue crews should stagger breaks in order to provide continuous cover.
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Club members may cruise on days other than those above until half an hour before sunset, provided that a safety boat is fully crewed (2 people in the boat).
Sailability Day This year our Open day for local clubs and societies is Saturday 11th May. Anyone who has helped with this day before will know how much fun it is. For anyone else I can strongly recommend it as a rewarding day and we always need your help. It doesnâ€™t matter what your skill levels are there is always something to do. Some of our visitors come in groups every year for the pleasure of going out on the water, others just enjoy the day out. Helpers are needed to take people out for a sail or a motor around the lake, to assist them in and out of the boats, and to help with the catering. Most of us who have taken part go home feeling just a little bit better with life than when we arrived, and we know from the look on the faces of the people we take out that they also go home a little bit happier. It is a worthwhile way to spend a Saturday. For more details contact Mark Harden email@example.com.
Open Meeting Programme 2013 The format and approximate race times for the open meetings are shown below. Please note these times are approximate and subject to change on the day. See Notice of Race on club website. Fireball Open
1st race 12:00 (water closed)
1st race 10:30 (followed by club racing)
1st race 11:00
GP14 Midland Areas
1st race 11:00 (water closed)
GP14 Midland Areas
1st race 10:30 (followed by club racing)
1st race TBA (with club racing)
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National 12 Open
1st race 11:00 (plus club racing separate start)
1st race 11:00 (water closed)
1st race 11:00 (water closed)
1st race 11:00 (then with club racing)
In conjunction with club racing
British Moth Nationals
Wed 7th In conjunction with other club Aug â€“ Sat activities 10th Aug
1st race 11:00 (water closed)
1st race 11:00 (water closed)
1st race 11:00 (water closed)
1st race 11:00 (water closed)
Sailing Results 2012 (Qualifying Winners) & Trophies
Series / Event
Icicle (Brass Monkey Trophy)
Spring Sun Morning Handicap
Grahame Newton & Mark Stevens
Spring Sunday Laser
Spring Sun Handicap Fast
Daren Fasey & Colin Davis
Spring Sun Handicap Slow
Darrel Sleep & Charles Saunders
Spring Saturday Laser
Spring Saturday Handicap
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Summer Sun Morning Hcap
Grahame Watts & Mark Harden
Early Summer Sunday Fast Hcap
Daren Fasey & Colin Davis
Early Summer Sunday Laser
Early Summer Sunday Slow Hcap
Early Summer Sunday Solo
Early Summer Sunday Fireball
Daren Fasey & Colin Davis
Early Summer Saturday Laser
Early Summer Saturday Handicap
Early Summer Saturday Comet
Late Summer Sunday Fast Hcap
Nigel & Di Pepperdine
Late Summer Sunday Laser
Late Summer Sunday Slow Hcap
Brian & Anne Heighton
Late Summer Sunday GP14
John Robinson & Paul Williams
Late Summer Saturday Laser
Late Summer Saturday Handicap
Late Summer Saturday Comet
Wednesday Evening Series
Pete Gray & Rachel Rhodes
Wednesday 1 GP14 Plaque
John George & Richard Barnett
Autumn Sunday Morning Hcap
Graham Watts & Mark Harden
Autumn Sunday Fast Hcap
Nigel & Di Pepperdine
Autumn Sunday Laser
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Autumn Sunday Slow Hcap
Autumn Saturday Laser
Autumn Saturday Handicap
Autumn Saturday Comet
Frostbite Fast Handicap
Peter Gray & Rachel Rhodes
Frostbite Slow Handicap
Staunton Harold Trophy
Grahame Newton & Mark Stevens
Staunton Harold Junior Shield
Cora Kenmuir Hogg
Graham Watts & Mark Harden
Pete Gray & Richard Pepperdine
Junior Club Championship
Craig Williamson & Rose Smith
Regatta Cup Rose Bowl (2nd)
Graham Watts & Mark Harden
Peter Gray & Rachel Rhodes
Grahame Newton & Mark Stevens
Darrel Sleep & Charles Saunders
Club Champs 2 plaque st
Chapman Trophy (1 S/Hcap) st
Doc Torrence Trophy (1 over 60)
Emma Kindon & Sam Smith
Club Champs 1 Laser plaque Club Champs 1 Lady shield Club Champs 1 under 21 Club Champs 1 Junior
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Club Champs 1 Optimist
Andy & Lesley Foskett
Andy & Lesley Foskett
Youth Achievement Award (exceptional youth achievement outside the club)
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17. Duties We are lucky to have such a successful and active club, which is run on a purely voluntary basis. Being a members club this success depends on everyone volunteering their help whenever possible. The Club therefore operates a duty roster to provide safe and efficient racing and cruising programmes. Members are required to undertake a number of duties each year as allocated using a rota system. Membersâ€™ duty allocations are displayed on the online DutyMan system, accessible from the Club website. For 2013 every sailing member over 16 years of age is required to do 3 duties per year as a minimum and if possible include at least one Sunday and spread the 3 duties across the calendar. Those sailing members over 65 (and fit enough to do so) are also asked to do 3 duties. Those members who race regularly may be asked to do a 4 th duty if needed. Some members offer extra help on top of their required duties which we are very grateful for. Which type of duty should I sign up for? (See below for more details about what's involved in each duty role) Duty
Race Officer (OOD)
If you are an experienced racing member, then please consider volunteering for this duty.
Assistant Officer (AOD)
Race If you have less or no race experience then AOD is a relatively easy and interesting duty.
If you have a powerboat qualification (e.g. PB2 or Safety Boat) then volunteer for a safety driver duty.
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safety then volunteer for a safety crew duty. Galley
Alternatively if you can stand the heat then please sign up for a galley duty. Galley is a great way for new members to meet the wider membership as well as being very well appreciated by all the members.
Those under 16 are exempt but may volunteer (AOD is an ideal duty for juniors). Of course, anyone is welcome to volunteer for extra duties throughout the year if they so wish. Signing up for duties and viewing the roster A signing up sheet for the following yearâ€™s duties is placed in the clubhouse from the end of October until Christmas and members are encouraged to sign up for their choice of duties. In the New Year the signing up sheet is transferred to the online Roster called DutyMan, which is accessible via the Club website. After this, members should use DutyMan to select their duties (from those that are free) and either contact the Duties Officers with their choice, or select Volunteer from within the DutyMan system. Members who do not sign up will be allocated duties by the Duties Officer. Allocating duties will start in March, but the process will depend on how well the duties have been populated. It is your responsibility as a member to arrange a swap if you are unable to do you duty. Members can sign up or arrange to swap a duty using DutyMan. The member seeking to exchange a duty has the responsibility for the duty until the exchange is arranged & confirmed by the Dutyman system. Further information and assistance can be obtained from the Duty Officers, Kathy & Gordon Peacham (see section 7, p19 for contact details). - 58 -
DutyMan (online roster system) Dutyman is an online roster system widely used by sailing clubs to enable us to view the most up to date rota online (this can be accessed via the link on the Club website). The system allows members to volunteer for any unallocated duties and emails reminders to Club members 4 weeks and 1 week before their duties. Dutyman also allows members to request swaps for duties online and will, once confirmed, update the rota automatically and notify the Duty Officer. The system is constantly being developed so we expect more functions to appear in the future that members will be able to make use of. PLEASE NOTE THAT REQUESTING A SWAP DOES NOT DISCHARGE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY UNTIL IT IS CONFIRMED. For members not able to access the internet or use email, the rota will be available via the duties officer. Duty Times All members should arrive for duty as requested by the OOD, but in any case at least one hour before the scheduled start of racing, or half an hour before cruising sessions. See sailing programme for start times. Swapping Duties It is your responsibility as a member to arrange a swap if you are unable to do you duty. The member seeking to exchange a duty has the responsibility for the duty until the exchange is arranged & confirmed There are several ways you can arrange a swap, including: ď‚ˇ
DutyMan This is an online copy of the Club's duty rota which allows members to contact others doing similar duties to request a swap. It is simple to use and probably the most efficient method of arranging to swap a duty. Remember, you have not discharged your duty responsibility until the swap is confirmed. By telephone Use the phone numbers in the handbook to contact other members and request a duty swap. - 59 -
At the Club Speak with other members when at the Club or write a request on the blackboard in the Clubhouse to request a duty swap.
If you arranged the swap within a month of the duty date then contact the OOD to inform him of the change.
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18. Guidance for Duty Teams The following section provides guidance for those involved in race management, operation of safety craft and galley duties.
Officer of the Day (OOD) Responsibilities The OOD represents the Club and its Committee. The OOD's duties are opening and locking up, overseeing safety boat operations and race management. Cruising sessions During "Cruising only" sailing session the "Safety Boat 1" driver is regarded as OOD. These notes are applicable during cruising sessions, with the exception of race management. During the summer months, where rescue cover should be provided after racing for cruising, the rescue crews start and finish times may be staggered to reduce total duty time. Communication before the day The OOD should have received a letter from the Duty Officer at least two weeks in advance, detailing the duty team and their contact details. The OOD must contact all of the duty team, to remind them of their duty several days before the duty day. On Arrival at the Club The OOD should open windows or turn on extraction fans, and switch on the heaters in the clubhouse and changing room (special key hanging in kitchen), on arrival, according to the weather. Write the event details, start time, OOD name, any special instructions and if possible the weather forecast on the white board. Ensure that you have put out the relevant signing on sheets for racing and cruising by the galley.
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Communication on the day It is recommended that the OOD and the Safety Coxswain brief all of the duty team on the day before allowing sailors afloat. Guidance for this short briefing is available on the Club website. Ensure that all duty team complete the register. Action will be taken against defaulters. If any member of the duty team fails to attend on the day you must advise the Duty Officer by phone, email or using the web-form on the Club computer desktop. Safety Issues Use the â€œtraffic lightâ€? flags to indicate safety boat cover (see section 12, p27). No sailing boat is allowed on the water unless at least one safety boat is manned and ready. In light conditions it is acceptable for the boat to be moored to the jetty, but the crew should be in the boat and ready to go. Ensure adequate safety cover on a Saturday and Sunday evening until 5.30 p.m. even after racing is over. If, in view of the weather, you consider that one boat will suffice, arrange a rota during the day. This way, if the safety crews agree, they need not all stay. Before the Safety Crews go afloat, ensure that: 1. They clearly sign the Duty Log Book. 2. They have a fixed or handheld radio in each safety boat and have checked that they all work before going afloat. When afloat the committee boat and all safety boats should perform a radio check. 3. They understand what to do in an emergency and that the Emergency Drop-Off Point is at the main central slipway 4. Remind them to return the radios to the cupboard in the boathouse at the end of the day, ensuring that they are put on charge. 5. Remind them to remove any isolator keys from the powerboats and return them to the cupboard (leave keys in ribs)
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6. Remind them to report any faulty equipment to the OOD at the end of the day. Before Leaving the Club At the end of the duty OODs should complete an OOD Report located on the desktop of the results computer which is automatically emailed to the Committee. This includes duty absentees. Ask the duty team if there were any issues with powerboats, equipment, galley or health & safety and include these in the report. This ensures prompt repairs are made. Make sure that all premises including out-buildings and containers are locked up before leaving and the â€˜goose gatesâ€™ put back in place, or ensure that a specific member undertakes to be responsible on your behalf if you are not staying on.
Race Management (N.B. Sailing Instructions take precedence over this section which is for guidance only) 1. Always start with a beat, and include as many different points of sailing as possible. Use the Committee Boat to set the Starting Line at 90 degrees to the wind direction and length of at least one boat length per competitor. 2. Decide on the course making sure that each mark is a rounding mark (i.e. if a string representing the wake of a boat sailing the course was pulled tight it would contact all marks of the course) or a gate (G). Display the course, start line mark and number of rounds. 3. Record the Starting Times on the OOD score sheet for each start and aim for about a 1 hour race. Do not leave too long between races. Half an hour for the average boat is long enough, except for lunch time. Remember that you cannot start a race early, but you can always postpone it. 4. Record the Number of Rounds (Laps) - you can always shorten (see Sailing Instructions) but never lengthen a race. Note: Be prepared to shorten the slower classes in Handicap races so they sail no longer than - 63 -
other classes. Remember slower classes may be sailed by inexperienced or older members, and increasingly by 10 - 14 year olds. These members will quickly be put off sailing if out on their own and the time limit expires, or wind drops. It may be more work for you, but be fair to them! 5. Check off all boats each time they pass through the finish line and mark each position on the OOD score sheet. For handicap races mark the actual time as this gives you lap times for the different classes which helps you decide when to finish. Boats have been known to be a lap behind. This detail can often help solve queries later. 6. Shorten course if necessary to give race durations of approximately 1 hour. You do not need to shorten the course for all fleets at the same time so long as you use individual class flags with the S flag. Note however, that in order to calculate the corrected times for the handicap fleet only complete laps can be used, i.e. the start and finish should be at the same point. The shorten course flag can be raised any time before the finish line but ideally as the first boat rounds the final mark provided it is close enough to be heard. 7. The blue finish flag should not be hoisted until boats are on their final lap and the committee boat is in position. 8. Time all boats over the finishing line for all types of racing except pursuit; positions for class racing can be determined from these times by the Sailwave program. Note them even if you intend to disqualify, there may be a protest against you. 9. Enter results into Sailwave on the computer in the Race Control Office. Try and resolve any anomalies including unknown sail numbers by using the sign-on sheets and asking competitors print the series results and file the OOD score sheet in the correct folder.
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member to contact either the appropriate Fleet Captain or the Rear Commodore Sailing within eight days of the race. There will be NO redress after this period of time. If possible publish race results to the website using Sailwave. Instructions for this are printed in the race box.
Use of the Committee Boat If you have not been given an induction on the correct use of the new Committee Boat please contact the R.C.Sailing before your duty. 1. Aim to get the Committee Boat on station at least 25 minutes before the race start time. This gives time to set the course and ensure that the boat is properly anchored. 2. Ensure that you take afloat the necessary pencil and paper and watches. Flags and course boards remain on the committee boat. 3. Make the normal engine checks, start the engine and check that plenty of water is flowing from the tail. Let the engine warm up and leave running for at least an hour during the day to charge the battery. 4. Make a radio check with all safety boats and the clubhouse if possible and check the horn is working. 5. After arriving on station carefully lower the anchor some distance (say 30m) upwind of your desired station, and then let the Committee Boat drop back until the start line is square to the wind. 6. Check by transits from the shore that the Committee Boat is stationary. If not raise the anchor and try again. 7. To finish each race you will probably need to move. Motor forwards slowly until the bow is over the anchor. Carefully raise the anchor and relocate. 8. At the end of the day ensure that mooring lines are secure, all windows and doors are locked, engine raised, flags and course boards stored below, isolator removed and cover in place.
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Assistant Officer of the Day (AOD) There are no specific instructions for the AOD. However, the AOD is expected to assist the OOD as required, particularly with the starting, timing and finishing of races. Ask your OOD what he wants of you to prevent any misunderstanding.
Safety Boat Crews Qualifications To improve the quality of safety cover the Club encourages all members volunteering to drive safety boats to take the RYA Powerboat Level 2 and Safety Boat qualifications. The Club frequently runs both courses. Note that 16-17 year olds can drive the safety boats only if they hold a level 2 Powerboat certificate and have an adult with them. Clothing Remember that it will be much colder on the water than it is on shore. Wet suits or drysuits should be worn by safety drivers and crews at all times. You may have to go in the water to rescue someone. Life Jackets â€“ Personal Flotation Devices must be worn at all times. On Arrival Report to the OOD at least one hour before sailing is due to start as he will want to hold a briefing with the duty team. Safety Boats will be launched from the boathouse and will normally be operated from the Club pontoon. In case of difficulty or lack of knowledge on operating details please ask for guidance from another club member or the OOD. Safety Boat Preparation 1. Check that your rib has a radio or collect one from the charging cupboard. Make sure the radio works and try a radio check with another duty team person. Check that your rib has a knife and sealed safety equipment container. If the cable tie is broken check the contents and report it to the Bosun Team or OOD. - 66 -
2. Before starting an engine: a.
Ensure that the isolator key is in place
b. Check that the fuel tank is full. Obtain petrol from the petrol store. When filling up fuel tanks ensure that you have earthed yourself first. To do this, simply touch the ground near you and count to 3 slowly. c.
Connect fuel tank to fuel line and open the air vent.
d. To prime the engine, squeeze bulb in fuel line several times or until firm. e. Lower engine and ensure there are no obstructions in the water near the propeller. f. When first starting engine: ensure engine is in neutral, lift the neutral throttle lever, press in key and turn till engine runs (when engine is warm do not press in key), ease back throttle lever to reduce engine revs, check for water flow from the tell tale. If the flow is poor use another safety boat and report the fault to the OOD or Bosun Team. g. Be prepared to launch a spare Safety Boat. An emergency safety team may be needed especially if it is very windy. It also provides cover in the event of an engine failure. Passengers The crew for a Club Safety Boat is two. This is also the maximum that should be carried except in an emergency or for safety purposes. NO PASSENGERS, PARTICULARLY CHILDREN, ARE TO BE CARRIED. When Afloat - Safety Boat Crewing and Handling 1. Adequate Cover. No sailing boat can go on the water until the OOD is satisfied the safety facilities are operational. 2. Speed. Except in an emergency operate the Safety Boat at a low speed with due regard to other water users. In light winds it is unnecessary to even have the engine running and your wake can affect racing. - 67 -
3. Observation. Maintain a careful watch over all sailing craft and for signals from the shore. It is recommended that RIB crews sit back to back so that the field of view is maximised. 4. Positioning. Agree with the OOD and Coxswain of the other Safety Boat the sector which you will both operate. Radio communication using recommended call signs such as “safety 1, safety 1 this is safety 2, safety 2, over” is essential. Inform the rest of the team when you are attending a capsize and when back on station. Use the “touchline” positioning. One boat should be stationed at one side in the area of a gybe mark downwind and the other on the opposite side and in the upwind half of the course. As one attends a capsize the other moves to the centre line to cover. 5. Capsized Boats If you see a capsized boat firstly count heads. Approach the boat quickly if you do not see the crew within 30 seconds. If you see the crew approach the boat slowly and hold well off until you establish whether they require assistance or you feel they are in danger. When coming alongside capsized craft or picking up people from the water put the engine into neutral and SWITCH OFF. Persons in the water should be picked up over the side of the boat, with their face towards the Safety Boat. YOUR JOB IS PRESERVATION OF LIFE. STAY ALERT AND VIGILANT. COUNT HEADS. THE BOAT IN THE WATER IS OF SECONDARY IMPORTANCE AND CAN BE FETCHED LATER. DO NOT BECOME INVOLVED IN THE RIGHTING OF A PARTICULAR BOAT TO THE EXCLUSION OF ALL ELSE AS THERE MAY BE OTHER PEOPLE IN THE WATER WHILST YOUR ATTENTION IS DISTRACTED. IF SOMEONE IS COLD OR INJURED GET THEM ASHORE AS QUICKLY AND COMFORTABLY AS YOU CAN AND MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PUT INTO THE CARE OF A RESPONSIBLE PERSON. 6. Whilst the OOD is in overall charge, you are in sole charge in a rescue situation. If the water is cold and the person in the water is obviously struggling - you have the right to insist he comes aboard the Safety Boat. - 68 -
7. Approach. If you need to come alongside a dinghy or jetty do so from downwind and with the dinghy on the opposite side to your controls. If you need to help right a dinghy by lifting the mast approach the front of the mast between the tip and the spreaders with your crew on the bow of the safety boat. 8. Physical Assistance to Racing Boats - It is no longer the case that giving physical assistance to a racing boat automatically disqualifies that boat and her crew from the race. So long as you do not actually advance that boat's position in the race, it is now OK to pick up a crew member who has fallen overboard and return them to their boat, or to help free a masthead from the bottom of the reservoir. 8. Coming Ashore. Approach slowly, lifting the engine in good time, though this is not normally necessary at the jetty. 9. At the end of the day: a. Return the boats to the boat house. b. Hose down safety craft. c. Return hand-held radios to cupboard in boathouse and charge. d. Disconnect the petrol feed pipe and leave over transom. e. Return petrol cans to petrol store. f. Return isolator keys to the cupboard in boathouse g. Report any problems to the OOD or Bosun Team
Galley Duties Members on galley duty provide a vital and very welcome service. Itâ€™s a great duty to do on a cold day and an opportunity, especially for new members, to get to know other Club members. The galley is needed at weekends, open meetings and all the special events. Although the prices are kept remarkably low, the Club benefits from profits made in the galley. The only skills required are the ability to make hot drinks, fill rolls and provide basic hot food when required. Our Galley manager, - 69 -
Anita Ewbank, is always around to offer help and advice (see section 7, p19 for contact details). Please note: 1. If possible go into the galley before your duty to familiarise yourself with the layout. 2. Contact the Galley Manager for advice on quantities and numbers to cater for as this may vary due to special events (e.g. open meetings, training, etc). 3. You will be required to bring supplies of fresh food and when there are two people on duty together you will need to contact your partner and arrange what to bring. 4. Basic supplies of soft drinks, tea, coffee, sugar, and butter etc. are kept in the galley throughout the season. 5. On your duty day arrive one hour before the first race starts. Your busiest time will be in between the races but please remember that some people may still like a hot drink after they come in off the water at the end of the day. 6. Bring large cobs and fillings, fresh milk and cakes (home-made if possible) and if you are providing hot food, the fresh ingredients you need. Variety is welcomed!! 7. Keep receipts for what you have spent so you can deduct your expenses from the takings. A simple cash book is provided which should be completed leaving receipts, cash and cashbook in the mini safe in the pantry. 8. When you have completed your galley duty please contact the Galley Manager to let her know which provisions have not been used. This information can then be passed onto the next person on galley duty. This will help to manage stock levels and minimise wastage. .
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Starting Sequences 1.
Raise Laser flag
Raise Preparatory (Code I) and Handicap flags
Lower Laser flag (start)
Lower Handicap and Preparatory flags (start)
Summer and Autumn Sunday Class Racing
Raise Fast Handicap flag
Raise Laser and Preparatory (Code I) flags
Lower Fast Handicap (start), raise Slow Handicap flag
Lower Laser Flag (start)
Lower Slow Handicap (start) and Preparatory Flags
Wednesday Evening Series
Handicap Races Elapsed time
Raise Handicap flag
Raise Preparatory flag (Code I)
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Pursuit Races Elapsed time
Raise Fast Handicap flag
Raise Preparatory flag (Code I)
Dip Handicap and Preparatory flags (Mirror start)
+every 30 seconds
Single sound signal until all boats have started then lower Handicap and Preparatory flags
Indicate the elapsed time after the double handed Mirror start using the available board. Note: For Wednesday pursuit races, Optimists will start with the Mirrors, and at the OODâ€™s discretion, may be finished as a separate fleet, at a mark of the course. Their results will be scored as a separate fleet. 4.
Spring Sunday and Frostbite
Raise Fast Handicap flag
Raise Laser and Preparatory (Code I) flags
Lower Fast Handicap (start), raise Slow Handicap flag
Lower Laser Flag (start)
Lower Slow Handicap (start) and Preparatory Flags
Sunday Morning Series
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Raise Handicap flag
Raise Preparatory flag (Code I)
Lower Handicap and Preparatory flags
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19. SHSC Sailing Instructions for Club Races 2013 1.
1.1 Racing will take place under the Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 (RRS), the prescriptions of the RYA, these Sailing Instructions and the appropriate class rules. In the event of conflict, these Sailing Instructions shall prevail. 1.2 These events are designated Category A or C under RRS Appendices section II, Appendix 1 2.
Conditions of Entry
2.1 General: RRS Rule 4 Decision to race applies. The safety of a boat and her entire management, including insurance, shall be the sole responsibility of the boat owner / person in charge, who must ensure that the boat and crew are adequate to face the conditions that may arise in the course of the race. Neither these Sailing Instructions, nor any inspection of the boat limits, or reduces the absolute responsibility of the owner / person in charge of the boat, the crew and her management. The race organisers shall not be responsible for any loss, damage, death or personal injury howsoever caused to the owner / person in charge or crew, as a result of their taking part in the race or races. Moreover, every owner / person in charge warrants the suitability of the boat for the race or races. 2.2 Measurement Certificate: Before a boat is eligible to race, her valid measurement certificate shall be presented at the Race Office if requested by the Race Committee. 2.3 Measurement: Boats may be measured before or after any race at the discretion of the Race Committee. 2.4 Identification - Sail Numbers: Under exceptional circumstances, and providing that class rules allow, the Race Committee may permit a boat to use sails carrying an identifying number other than that required by RRS 77 and Appendix G. - 74 -
2.5 Personal Buoyancy: Effective personal buoyancy shall be worn at all times whilst afloat, and if it is of the inflatable type, must be kept inflated. Neither a wetsuit nor drysuit constitutes adequate personal buoyancy. This supersedes RRS 1.2. 2.6 Signing On: Before going on to the water helmsmen shall enter the race by "Signing On" using the appropriate sheet on the “Signing On Board” adjacent to the galley. Helm, crew, class and sail number shall be entered on the sheet. Any helmsman not complying with this procedure will be considered not to have entered the race and scored DNC. 2.7 Declarations: A declaration is only required by a boat that has retired, or has not complied with the rules. The helmsman shall make this declaration to the Race Committee. 3
Notice to Competitors Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board located within the clubhouse adjacent to the reservoir plan.
Changes in Sailing Instructions Any changes in the sailing instructions will be posted at least 15 minutes before the advertised starting time of the race or races concerned. Changes in the sailing instructions will be indicated by displaying International Code Flag ‘L’. When no further changes have been made Flag ‘L’ will be lowered after the start of the last race of that day.
Signals Made Ashore Signals made ashore will be hoisted on the flag staff in front of the clubhouse or the race control box.
Schedule of Races The schedule of races, the classes to race and the order and times of warning signals are indicated in the Sailing Programme. Where there is to be a follow-on race, the race committee may indicate this by flying Code Flag ‘F’ from the mast of the Committee boat at the finish of the race before the follow-on race. - 75 -
Class Flags Class flags will be: Asymmetric Handicap, Slow Handicap, Novices
Code Flag W
Handicap, Fast Handicap, Juniors
Code Flag H
Comet Class Flag
Code Flag E
Code Pennant No. 8
Code Flag A
Laser Class Flag
Mirror & Topper
Code Pennant No. 6
Code Flag O
RS200 Class Flag
Code Flag H
Code Flag H
Code Flag H
The course area is as shown on the reservoir plan in the clubhouse. 9 The Course 9.1 The course configuration and the order of rounding marks shall be displayed on the notice board, or on the Committee Boat using coloured boards. The background colour refers to the side to which the marks are to be rounded. In addition a diagram of the course may also be drawn.
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9.2 The start line and number of rounds to be sailed shall be displayed either on the notice board, or on grey boards on the Committee Boat. 9.3 The start line may also be a gate signified by course mark G which must be passed through each lap. 9.4 In Handicap races all boats shall sail the same course and the same number of rounds, except where the Race Committee consider that to enable all classes of boat to sail for approximately the same duration of time the shortening of the course is desirable. See 19.1(e). 10 Marks 10.1 Course marks are defined by the numbers and letters: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, G(Gate), D(Dam), M(Middle) and F(Farm). In addition, a moveable mark W may be used as the windward mark. 10.2 Occasional marks used for inner and outer distance marks, outer starting and finishing marks and other marks the Race Committee may wish to use will be orange spherical or pillar marks. 10.3 All marks used in the race other than starting, finishing and gate marks are defined as rounding marks. 11 Starts 11.1 Signals: An orange flag displayed from the Committee Boat indicates a fixed line start and sailing instructions 11.2(a) and 11.3 will apply. 11.2 Starting Line: (a) Starting Line â€“ Committee Boat: The starting line is defined as the line between a mast bearing an orange flag on the Committee Boat and an outer starting line mark which may be a rounding mark of the course, or an orange spherical or pillar buoy which may not be a designated rounding mark of the course. (b) Starting Line â€“ Race Control Box: The starting line shall be an extension of the line between the transit markers on the Race Control Box. The length of the line shall be limited by an outer - 77 -
distance mark, inside which all boats shall pass. There may also be an inner distance mark, outside which all boats shall pass. 11.3 Starting procedures will be as follows: Raising the class / fleet flag will be the warning signal for the first fleet and shall be made six minutes before the start. Three minutes before the start the preparatory flag and the class / fleet flag will be raised for the second class / fleet. The first class / fleet flag will be lowered at the start of the first fleet and third class / fleet flag will be raised. Subsequent classes / fleets will be started at three minute intervals. The preparatory flag will remain flying until all classes / fleets have started. This is a change to RRS 26. 11.4 A boat shall not start later than six minutes after her class start. 11.5 Individual recalls will be signalled in accordance with RRS 29.1 ‘Code Flag X’ 11.6 General Recalls will be signalled in accordance with RRS 29.2 ‘First Substitute’. The class concerned shall be restarted three minutes after either the start of the last class in the scheduled sequence, or the start of any previously recalled class(es), whichever is the latter. This is a change to RRS 29.2. 11.7 Prohibited area penalties: The preparatory flag will be Code Flag I. If any part of a boat, its hull, crew or equipment is on the course side of the start line or its extensions during the three minutes prior to the start, she shall return to the pre-start side of the line by rounding either end before starting. No sound signal will be made and Code Flag I will NOT be removed one minute prior to a fleet start. This is a change to RRS 26 and 30.1. 12 Shortening the Course 12.1 The course may be shortened by flying Code Flag S from the Committee Boat, or the Race Control Box, accompanied by two sound signals. The flag may be raised anytime before the first boat crosses the finish line, all boats will finish the next time they cross through the finish line unless the course is shortened for an individual class as stated in 12.2 below. 12.2 If the course is only shortened for certain classes, the appropriate class flags will be flown in addition to Code Flag S. - 78 -
12.3 When shortening the course in Handicap races boats shall sail whole lap courses only. The Start Line shall also be the Finishing Line, or alternatively the Outer Starting Line Mark shall be the finishing mark. Part laps are not permitted. See 19.1(e) 13 The Finish 13.1 Finishing line – Finishing Boat: The Finishing Boat shall fly a blue flag. The finishing line will be between the mast displaying the blue flag and the finishing mark, which may be a mark of the course, an orange spherical or pillar buoy, or, for a shortened course, the nearby rounding mark. 13.2 Finishing Line – Race Control Box: The finishing line shall be an extension of the line between the transit markers on the Race Control Box. The length of the line shall be limited by an outer distance mark, inside which all boats shall pass. There may also be an inner distance mark, outside which all boats shall pass. Alternatively, the finishing line may be the extension of the line between the transit markers on the Race Control Box and a nearby rounding mark of the course. 13.3 Finishing Line – Pursuit Racing: Seventy five minutes after the start of the double handed Mirrors a horn will be sounded from the Committee Boat flying a blue flag. The race will finish at this time and the Committee Boat and the Safety Boat (if free to participate) will record the finishing positions as they pass through the fleet. The finish line will be at a ninety degree angle to the leg of the course being sailed. If on a beat, in order to establish a final position between two widely separated boats, the boats should immediately tack so as to converge, whilst ensuring that the right of way is maintained. All boats not on a beat should continue sailing, holding position, until released by the OOD. The OOD’s decision in all matters regarding finishing position is final and nonprotestable. 13.4 Finishing Line – Handicap Racing: In Handicap racing the Start Line shall also be the Finishing Line, or alternatively the Outer Starting Line Mark shall be the finishing mark. Part laps are not permitted. See 19.1(e) - 79 -
14 Time Limits 14.1 The time limit for each race will be two hours. The race will be valid for all those boats finishing within the time limit. 14.2 When the first boat finishes within thirty minutes of the prescribed time limit, the race will be valid for those boats that finish within thirty minutes of the finishing time of the first boat. This is a change to RRS 35. 14.3 When no boats finish within the prescribed time limit, the race will be abandoned. Signals will be in accordance with RRS 32. Notification of any re-sail date and time will be posted on the notice board on the same day as the abandoned race. 15 Protests 15.1 Protest forms are available at the race office. 15.2 Any person intending to protest shall notify the Race Officer, at the finish of the race, or lodge their intention to protest at the race office as soon as practicable. 15.3 The time limit for protests is within 30 minutes of the protesting boat reaching the shore. 15.4 The Advisory Hearing and RYA Arbitration procedures of the RYA Rules Disputes Procedure will be available. For these purposes an exoneration penalty of 20% shall apply although the final position of a penalised boat shall be no worse than if she had retired. At an informal hearing rules 61.2, 63.5, 63.6 RRS shall not apply. 16 Scoring 16.1 Scoring will be as RRS Appendix A4, Low Point System. 16.2 Boats given the positions DNF, DNS, OCS and RAF shall score points equivalent to the number of boats entered in the race + one. Boats given the position DNC shall score points equivalent to the number of boats entered in the series + one. Boats given the position DSQ or DNE shall score points equivalent to the number of boats - 80 -
entered in the series + two. These are changes to RRS Appendix A4.2 16.3 Boats score points for each race NOT abandoned in a series and in order to qualify for prizes must compete (NOT scored DNC) in a minimum of half of these races, with the exception of the Late Summer Sunday series for which half the races â€“ 2 must be completed. 16.4 When crews are prevented from racing by performing club duties, boats may be given the position â€˜Dutyâ€™ and shall score average points for the races in which they compete during the series in which the duty occurs. Duty points can only be claimed for a single race in a Wednesday, Morning series, and for two races in all other series. 16.5 When class racing, boats having the option of different rig combinations shall all start together in a class fleet, scores will be determined by on the water finishing positions, without application of handicap. Separate prizes for each rig combination shall be awarded. 17 Substitution of Crew and Equipment 17.1 The substitution of any crew member in a one day event shall only be allowed if separate results are produced for each team. 17.2 Within a race series or one day event, each change of rig for a boat having different rig combinations will constitute a separate entry within that series. Helmsmen must ensure by signing on that the Race Committee is aware of the rig configuration and hence which entry is being used. 17.2 The substitution of any equipment, other than in 17.2, in any club event other than an open meeting shall be allowed provided the race committee is informed of any change to sail numbers 15 Prizes Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places in special events and series always provided that the Race Committee - 81 -
considers that there are sufficient qualifiers. In addition prizes may also be given for other categories as appropriate. 19 Local Rules 19.1 Local rules not covered by the above sailing instructions are: (a) Competitors shall not go afloat if the Red Flag is flying from either the main flagstaff in front of the clubhouse, the flag gantry in front of the Race Control Box, or the Committee Boat. (b) All boats shall immediately come off the water when the Red Flag is flown from either the main flagstaff in front of the clubhouse, the flag gantry in front of the Race Control Box, or the Committee Boat. Attention will be drawn to the flag by the sounding of four blasts on the klaxon repeated every twenty seconds. (c) Only sailors who are involved in special events such as training or open meetings shall go afloat if the rectangular yellow flag is displayed from the main flagstaff in front of the clubhouse. (d) As defined in the SHSC Constitution and Rules, all competitors are reminded of Rule 19, which states that â€œNo boat shall be sailed within 5 boat lengths of the bank except along the bank of the demised premisesâ€?. (e) In Handicap races all boats shall sail the same course and the same number of rounds, except where the Race Committee consider that to enable all classes of boat to sail for approximately the same duration of time the shortening of the course is desirable. When shortening the course in Handicap races boats shall sail whole lap courses only. The Start Line shall also be the Finishing Line, or alternatively the Outer Starting Line Mark shall be the finishing mark. Part laps are not permitted. Calculation of elapsed time will be by averaging the time taken divided by the number of laps sailed, and then multiplying by the number of laps sailed by the boat sailing the most laps. 19.2 Double-handed boats without a recognised single handed Portsmouth Yardstick can be sailed in handicap or pursuit races using the double handed Yardstick number less 5%.
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20. Dinghy Park Each member having a boat will be allocated a space in the dinghy park for which they are responsible for keeping in good order with the grass cut, no chemicals can be used. Members must ensure that they occupy only the space allocated. If the space allocated is occupied then the membership secretary must be informed and the offending boat moved to a location other than another allocated space. Please make sure that you do not occupy more than a single space, itâ€™s not always a case of lining up with the boat in front. Also, please keep your berth free from rubbish and, in particular, please ensure no debris is left which could damage the mowers. YOUR BOAT MUST ALSO BE SECURELY TIED DOWN TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO IT OR ITS NEIGHBOURS DURING PERIODS OF HIGH WINDS.
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21. List of Boat Owning Members by Fleet (as of end February 2013) COMET Alan Bennett
ENTERPRISE Charles Saunders
FIREBALL Christopher Gall
GP14 David Ewbank
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OPTIMIST Simon Banks
RS200 Donna Fullerton
SCORPION Graham Watts
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SOLO Susan Mccrea
Javier Porto De La Calle
TOPPER Gordon Peacham
HANDICAP Kris Kenmuir-Hogg
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