One Sunday each season, each laser sailor must join the club race committee to assist with the running of the yacht and laser racing. It a good chance to learn how courses are set up and races are conducted.
Also once a season each sailor is requested to provide “catering”.
Here’s how it works:
- Your duty date will be allocated to you. If you cannot attend, arrange to swap with someone else via the lasers mailing group.
- You’ll get an email from the MYC race committee the week before. They’ll let you know what time you need to be there – normally about 11am.
- Before you arrive you should print out the signon sheet, and leave it on the downstairs table with a pen. The signon sheet includes handicaps for the days racing, and can be downloaded from the scoring system. Clipboards are upstairs in the sailing office. It’s suggested that you also print out our scoring sheet template (see below). You’ll need a copy for each race.
- If you have a boat license, you might end up driving Robbie R, (the yellow support boat), but generally speaking it’s better if you are on Carlyle (the start boat). Then you can push the RO (Race officer) to set good laser courses, and most importantly ensure that the laser results are recorded correctly.
- Accurate recording of the results is essential! You must ensure that the start time of each laser race is recorded, along with the finish time of each laser.
- Finally, you get to do the scoring, and then the results presentation. Last year I put together this video (10 mins) telling you what to do. Enough people have done this before that someone should be able to help. It’s a bit quicker to enter the times if you have someone else to read the result sheets.
MYC Laser Scoring System
Login: firstname.lastname@example.org (required for entering results, contact Tim Docker for the current password)
How to Video: https://youtu.be/835FctYxfV4
This means supplying post race beer, a few soft drinks (for the under 18s), ice, and some sort of snacks. The infamous catering cup is up for grabs if you want to push beyond packets of chips.