PROTOCOL FOR BOATS/ TRAILING TRAILER P 130415 reasons 1.doc
Was Thursday May 3 2001 Now July 23rd, 2013
- Each “boat” must be allocated ONE person responsible i.e. crew captain [Crew Rep.] for general communication and organization to be responsible for the safety auditing and loading of that boat. See this link. He or she and his co-workers will be personally liable for the boat and equipment. See Rules of club.
- Crew reps MUST, additionally, be personally responsible to double check all heel restraints and buoyancy compartment hatches and repair these in the days before loading
- NOTE : NO BOAT SHOULD BE ALLOWED ON THE WATER AT ANYTIME IF THESE ITEMS ARE DEFECTIVE. IF FOUND, THEY SHOULD BE REPORTED.
- Crew reps MUSTorganise their allocated personnel to attend each loading and unloading. This would normally mean at least half of an eight or four and all of a pair/ double (unless it is a shared boat between two crews or there is an arrangement made with other pairs or crews.)
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- Crew reps MUST organise all crews to purchase and use adequate binding method (ask NGH where the cling film is stored and a big 1cm ideally marking felt tip pen to bind up riggers. E.g. 2″ duct tape, if you can afford it, cling film (see NEIL), or masking tape or elastic bungies. 1″ INSULATION TAPE IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.
1” insulation tape is not big or strong enough and is not easily labelled. It is also expensive. U ,, (gate, and both ends by the saxboard)
- The names of attendees for [loading and] unloading on each occasion should be left by the crew reps, at the latest by the day before loading, with their coach (that is Chris George or Paul Williams) and with me preferably on email email@example.com or on my work answerphone 0181 874 2013. It is particularly important to agree within the crew who is doing the unloading and when.
- Like riggers should be securely taped with like – stroke side to stroke side, bow side to bow side. If riggers from a four are bundled, gates need to face each other, so long and short stays of the rigger are together. This allows for storage in less space.
* *2001 The Captain himself managed to lose a set and had pay for new ones !
- Seats need to be taped and labelled with the boat name using an appropriate thick (ideally 1 cm) marker pen.
On return to the boathouse boats should be rigged immediately before ANY drinking.
9. If this is not practicable riggers must go into the rigger store CLEARLY LABELLED ON THE FACE OF THE TAPE on BOTH sides of the bundle.
- UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES MUST RIGGERS OR SEATS END UP ON THE FLOOR OF THE BOATHOUSE. USE THE RIGGER STORE OR IN DESPERATION – the Workshop
Any found there will be locked up by me and the boat rendered unusable until such time as the offenders have performed in mitigation some suitable task of repair to a/ the boat(s). This will be likely to involve at least an hour’s work on paintwork, making good scrapes in the hull, fixing heel restraints and other minor repairs!
- Any person/ crew leaving his/her boat, riggers or seats etc., on a trailer overnight (unless exceptionally consent is granted by the Captain or by me [not others] to unload later than the night of return, as for example was agreed by Iain Pritchard in 2001 after the France training camp) may well forfeit their right to use that club boat pending completion of a similar task in mitigation as described above. If it is damaged you may also be personally liable for the full cost or at least the insurance excess liability. [It is in our interest to have the trailer will be properly emptied AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO AVOID RISK OF VANDAL DAMAGE ETC. Obviously, if it is late and you have just come back at midnight from x y or z it can be delayed at The Captain’s or my agreement to the Monday BUT DON’T MAKE WORK OR SOCIAL COMMITMENTS ON THE MONDAY!]
Deputy Captain 2001