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Club Duties

LCSC is primary a member run sailing club. This means all members are required to do at least two duties as part of their membership. To volunteer for a duty, please read the instructions here duties user guide. (link will only work for logged in members)

The table below outlines the type of duties we have and the responsibilities and requirements for each of them.




Approved by

Required for

Officer of the Day (OOD)

Responsible for the safe running of the event.

- Deciding if it is safe to run the event in the current conditions

- Deciding if each sailor has suitable skills to sail on the river in the current conditions.

- Logging attendance of sailors and duties in Sailing Club Manager (SCM)

- Collect any fees due

- Covering any duties that are not fulfilled on the day.

If there is no Race Office (RO)

- If required, set the sailing course

- Conduct pre-sailing safety briefing

After the event

- Ensure members and volunteers have properly stored all club equipment and any damages have been reported

- Ensure all undercrofts, tide boards and doors are secured.

1. Experienced member of the club and understands how to safely run all types of dinghy sessions.

2. Have read and agreed with the clubs Risk Assessment for the safe running of Dinghy events

Dinghy Committee

All dinghy events

Deputy Officer of the Day

- Assisting the OOD.



All dinghy events with more than 10 participants

Race Officer (RO)

- Planning the race course in conjunction with the OOD.

- Starting and finishing races from Race box or Safety Boat

- Logging race participants in Sailing Club Manager (SCM)

- Recording race results in SCM

- Conduct pre-sailing safety briefing

For more full details about the Race Officer role please refer to

The Race Officer Role

1. Completed the LCSC race officer training course

2. Volunteered at two events as a deputy race officer

Race Officer Instructor

When dinghy racing takes place

Deputy Race Officer

- Assisting the RO



When dinghy racing takes place with more than 10 participants

Safety Boat Driver (SBD)

- Preservation of life

- Assist any sailor not under command

- Laying and retrieving racing marks as instructed by the RO or OOD

- If requested by either the OOD, RO or a sailor, tow a boat back to the pontoon

1. Completed RYA Safety Boat Course

2. Able to lift a person or a buoy from the water.

Safety Boat Course Instructor

All dinghy events

Deputy Safety Boat Driver

- Assisting the SBD

1. Able to lift a person or a buoy from the water.


When dinghy racing takes place with more than 5 participants

Pontoon Helper

- Help launch and retrieve dinghies from the pontoon

- Help launch and retrieve the safety boat

- Ensure washboards have been removed before sailing and replaced after sailing

- Make sure all members are wearing a buoyancy aid at all times whilst on the ramp, pontoon and on the water.

1. Able to help lift a dinghy on to the pontoon


All dinghy events with more than 10 participants


Last updated 10:35 on 18 February 2024

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