Address:
578 Royal Esplanade, Manly, Q 4179

Phone:
+61 7 3396 8666

Email:
reception@rqys.com.au

Welcome to the 2020 Flying 15’s Volunteers!

Thank you for putting your hand up and time forward for the 2020 Flying 15’s Nationals.  You have signed up to be a part of this exciting event from the 7th to the 8th of December 2019.  As an RQYS volunteer your name has been added to our online rosters and on an easier-to-view spreadsheet (see below).  The main event page is here.

General RQYS Volunteer information documents:

The Notice of Race (NOR) is available here

The Sailing Instructions are here

RQYS On-Water Safety Management Plan

Medical Emergency Flow Chart

On the first day of this event your report time will be 2.0 hours before the 1st Warning Signal as defined in the Sailing Instructions. This is because we will have a more comprehensive Volunteer briefing.  From thereafter your report time will be 1.5 hours beforehand.  This gives everyone a chance to have a briefing with the Race Officers at the start of the day and get ready to go onto the water.  You will receive a reminder to be at the RQ for the daily briefing approximately 24 hours before your report time. Please report to the Cafe area on time for the Sailors briefing or text Susie on 0438 930 990 if you are unsure where to go.

Please be aware that the weather conditions may prompt an earlier or later  start time than planned.  We will notify you via the roster system email and by text if this is the case. We will endeavor to do this as close to 24 hours ahead of time if possible.

Check the spreadsheet below to make sure I have you in the correct role, on the correct days.  The spreadsheet is in DRAFT format until I am sure nothing will change. Please be aware, changes may occur leading up to the events. I will be sending out more information regarding your role, etc. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me on 07 3396 8666 or email volunteers@rqys.com.au.

Role descriptions are also available – if you are on a Start or Finish boat please review the videos on this page http://www.rqys.com.au/volunteer-training-portal/  they will help explain how the RQYS manages racing. If you are a course layer or a crew on a course boat, please read the role description here: RQYS Volunteers Course Laying Duties

Each volunteer should bring the following:

  • Any personal medications you might need during your time on the water or on shore.
  • If you have any special conditions, such as epilepsy or heart conditions, you have allergies and carry an Epipen, please let others around you know of these or any other medical concerns so they may properly assist in an  emergency.
  • Sun block (SPF 30+ recommended)
  • Weather appropriate clothing. Remember it is cooler on the water and in the wind. A windbreaker, jacket or wet weather gear is suggested.
  • A reusable water bottle (One will be provided to you if you don’t have one)
  • Hat and sunglasses
and if you are on one of the Mark Laying boats…
  • PFD (if you own one, if not we have some at the RQYS)
  • Work/sailing gloves are useful if you are hauling anchors.
  • A change of clothing
On water volunteers are normally in an open boat and will not leave the course until the completion of the day’s events, with the exception of emergencies. For this reason, the items above are very important. Keep your belongings in a waterproof bag , or place your bag in a plastic bag if it is not waterproof. Black soled shoes are to be avoided, as they will mark a boat’s deck. Sandals, thongs or open toed shoes are not recommended on water.
 
Lunch is provided, along with e re-usable water bottle and  a chocolate bar.  Points will be added to your card (one will be provided if you don’t have one), for the sum of $10.00 per day.

UPDATED: The roster is current to 12 January 2020

2020 Australian Flying 15s Championships              
  Practice race – cancelled            
    08:30am – Monday 13th Jan 12:00pm – Tuesday 14th Jan 12:00pm – Wednesday 15th Jan 16th Jan 12:00pm – Friday 17th Jan 12:00pm – Saturday 18th Jan
    4:00pm – Monday 13th Jan 5:00pm – Tuesday 14th Jan 5:00pm – Wednesday 15th Jan Lay Day 5:00pm – Friday 17th Jan 5:00pm – Saturday 18th Jan
               
  Goodwill Goodwill Goodwill Goodwill   Goodwill Goodwill
Position Volunteer Volunteer Volunteer Volunteer   Volunteer Volunteer
Skipper     Noel Paterson Noel Paterson   Noel Paterson Noel Paterson
Race Officer Alan Crawford Alan Crawford Alan Crawford Alan Crawford   Alan Crawford Alan Crawford
Crew Margy Porter Margy Porter Margy Porter Bill Cousbrook   Bill Cousbrook Beryl Roberts
Crew Gen Fothergill  Lindsay Juniper Lindsay Juniper       Lindsay Juniper
Crew Albert Reaburn Reynolds Albert Reaburn Reynolds Albert Reaburn Reynolds Albert Reaburn Reynolds   Albert Reaburn Reynolds Albert Reaburn Reynolds
               
  Alpha One Alpha One Alpha One Alpha One   Alpha One Alpha One
Position Volunteer Volunteer Volunteer Volunteer   Volunteer Volunteer
Skipper Jeff Brook Jeff Brook Jeff Brook Jeff Brook   Jeff Brook Jeff Brook
Crew Lindsay Juniper Dave Jackson Dave Jackson Peter Moore   Dave Jackson Dave Jackson
        crew      
  Campbell Campbell Campbell Campbell   Campbell Campbell
Position Volunteer Volunteer Volunteer Volunteer   Volunteer Volunteer
Skipper Don Murray Don Murray Don Murray Kevin O’Donnell   Kevin O’Donnell Kevin O’Donnell
Crew Mike Gallagher Mike Gallagher Mike Gallagher Mike Gallagher   Mike Gallagher Mike Gallagher
               
Radio              
Position Volunteer Volunteer Volunteer Volunteer   Volunteer Volunteer
Radio Operator David Kemp David Kemp David Kemp David Kemp   David Kemp David Kemp
               
Position Volunteer Volunteer Volunteer Volunteer   Volunteer Volunteer
Crane Marshall Ged Glancy Ged Glancy          
               
               
               
               
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