Teams of Helpers - Your Team Leader is the Secretary. As well as reporting in to the Helper Coordinator at Monkton Boathouse, please report to your Team Leader when you arrive. If, later, you need help, please contact him or her first. You are responsible for :Raft Marshall A (??Rafts) ,Raft Marshall B (Top raft) ,Raft Marshall C (Middle raft) ,Raft Marshall D (Bottom raft) ,Crew Chaser (??Rafts) ,Car park Manager . If you are short of personnel, please consult the Helper Coordinator at Monkton Boathouse
You are based in the vicinity of the rafts. You are responsible for ensuring the efficient flow of boats, both on and off the water.
The following people will help to ensure that this happens:
A helper has been appointed to chivvy crews in the field to ensure that they launch on time.
Control commission should not hold up the flow of boats.
Raft marshals will be in place.
Sometimes the rafts get clogged up with oars these should be stacked in the racks provided. In the past there has been a problem with spectators, but now only competitors and officials are permitted in front of the boathouse and at the rafts. Please help to keep the area clear.
Narrow boats sometimes disrupt flow of the race. Please use tact and persuasion when dealing with narrow boats. Try to get them to wait for suitable gaps. If there is a problem, transmit the information to the coordinating umpire and radio hub. They will keep the start informed.
It may be possible for narrow boats to go up as far as the bridge, wait there until after a race and then go up from the bridge to the top.
Equipment needed in bag 17
|Kit requirements in bag 17|
|Radio pack||1||Radio||Use Chan 1|
- Make sure that your radio is firmly secure in its holder.
- One radio network now covers the whole course. Use channel 1. There are one or two bad reception areas and some messages may have to be passed on.
- NEW ADVICE:To facilitate urgent and emergency messages, leave a gap of two or three seconds between transmissions.
- Listen - Make sure that there is no-one else transmitting before you start
- Try not to use personal names when using the radio, e.g. ask for the
Starter rather than Fred Bloggs, start with: -
Hello (their position) this is (your position). Then carry on with your message. If you require a response say Over. (I require a reply) at the end of your message. If you don't require a response say the word Out. (I do not require a reply)
- When responding to a call, answer:- (your position) Then give your response
- Say Roger.... If you have received the message and understood it. If you did not catch all of the message, simply respond .... Say again
- Remember, think about what you are going to say before you speak into the radio and keep it brief! Safety messages are the most important. If there is an incident happening, then do not use the radio until the problem has been resolved.
please liaise with the person who is taking over from you when you finish your duty, and hand on equipment. At the end of the day, please bring all equipment back to the Monkton Boathouse.
Please feel free to suggest improvements to these notes.
Thank you for your help.