Guide – Rescue Boat Cox

It is important that the duties below are carried out each Sunday when there is racing at the Club. A rota of members to carry out the duties will be drawn up. If a member is unable to take their turn on the rota it is their responsibility to arrange a replacement and to inform the Sailing Secretary.

The Rescue Boat Cox is responsible for ensuring that a properly manned rescue boat is available at all times during Sunday racing. The Rescue Boat Cox is not expected to carry out all the duties noted by themselves and may enlist help as appropriate.

The Rescue Boat Cox is expected to give up a day’s racing to carry out the duties: they (and their crew) will be credited as having sailed all races on that day and will be given the average of their points for the other races to count in the series, rounded down to the nearest quarter.

Before Racing

  • Be present at the Club at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start
  • (ie by 1030 for the Commodore’s Cup, Vice-Commodore’s Cup and Knock Out Cup;
  • by 1100 on other occasions).
  • Ensure that the Officer of the Day (OOD) knows you are present and has briefed you.
  • Ensure that the rescue boat is available and is adequately crewed for the conditions.
  • Ensure that you know the course to be sailed by each fleet.
  • Ensure that you know the number of starters for each fleet.

During Racing

  • Carry out rescue duties as required.
  • After each race ensure that all participants are accounted for.

After Racing

  • Ensure that all participants are accounted for.
  • Ensure that the rescue boat and tender are properly put away and all faults reported.
  • Refill the fuel tank (including the oil supply) and put it away.
  • Ensure that the fuel locker is locked.
  • Arrange for the replenishment of fuel and oil if required.
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