As a club we rely on our members to volunteer for a number of jobs that need to be done so that we function as a sailing club – one of the important jobs for dinghy racing is that of the Race Officer – no Race Officer – no racing.  So that we can demystify the Race Officer’s job we will be holding a preseason training session.  First we will hold a session in the warm and comfort of the club on Friday 20th March starting at 19:30 when we will run through all the basics of running dinghy racing at Leigh on Sea.  Second will be a more hands on session in the race hut on morning of Saturday 21st March or Sunday 22nd March – depending on the weather 10:00 to 12:00.

The sessions are intended as a refresher for those members who have run races and as an introduction to the duties for members who are able to offer their services but need training before joining an experienced RO in the hut as an assistant and later to take on the full RO duty role.

The sessions will be run by experienced club RO’s and are suitable for all ages and experiences or lack of experiences.  PLEASE try to come along and get involved in race management – it will help you when you go racing in your own boat as you will understand what is going on in the race box.

Steve Corbet

Sailing Secretary

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