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QM Race Officer Resources & Information

This page is a resource centre for the Race Teams at QMSC. All are welcome to browse through the content here.


Race Team Benefits

It is currently Club policy that there should be no compulsory duties placed on members. However, in recognition of the cost savings achieved through members volunteering to assist with racing, the Club offers significant discounts off membership subscriptions to those members helping on the committee boat.

Race Officer duties as designated by DutyMan, are allocated OOD points to the average of the sum of points for Non-DNC races.  There is a limit of 2 Sunday duties in the same series; and for Wednesday evening series 2 duties to count; any additional duties during that series to count for RO credits, but not OOD points.

Completion of 4 duties as Race Officer, assistant or helper in a calendar year results in £100 off membership or berthing fees for the subsequent membership year.  More than 4 duties results in an additional £25 per duty saving.   Completion of ten or more duties over any number of membership years results in the award of a QM Race Team Jacket.

 

Race Officer Training

If you would be interested in learning to be a Race Officer, please contact Janet Hawkins, Sailing Secretary in the office, on 01784 248881 or email her at sailingsecretary@queenmary.org.uk. We are gathering interest for those who wish to join our next Race Officer Training Course (Date to be agreed); typically the session takes place from 9.30 - 2.00 pm.  This will be classroom based for the morning, with the afternoon session on the water. There is no charge to participants on the Race Officer Training Course.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding Race Management at our club, please talk to Liz Pescod, Bob Joce or Janet (Janet's email or phone the Club Office number).

 Key Information for Race Officer Teams - March 2021

It may have been a considerable time since you last did RO duties and there have been updates resulting from the 2021-2024 RRS updates from the RYA.  We recommend you look at the wealth of resources and information below, particularly those in bold, before going out for your first duty in 2021.

We would ask you to read the latest Club Racing Risk Assessment before coming up to the club (this is being updated before the restart of racing and latest version will be posted before 4th April 2021).  We will ask you to sign off that this has been read, when you come to the Club for your first duty of 2021.

Useful Information for Race Officers

 Covid-19 Information for Race Officers

Race Officer Duties

QMSC Dutyman Site - QMSC Uses Dutyman to organise the Race and Rules Advisor teams. The rota is shown below.

Click here to go onto the Dutyman site.

 

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