Papercourt is a member run Club which is dependent on its members for its smooth operation. Carrying out Papercourt duties is a condition of membership and each member aged 18 and over is required to carry out at least one duty in each of the six month periods January to June and July to September. This level of commitment is less than is required at many other clubs.
Duty dates and types of duty (subject to suitable skills/training) may be selected prior to the programme being published, and is especially useful to family memberships.
The sailing programme and duty roster are published in the clubhouse and the roster is available online. Duty dates may be swapped online using the online system.
Once duties have been published it is a member’s individual responsibility to arrange their own swaps if they cannot perform their rostered duty. It is not sufficient to request a swap – it is the allocated member’s responsibility to ensure the request is accepted and confirmed. Members who do not complete their allocated duties during the year may not be invited to renew their membership.
DUTY GUIDANCE NOTES
Guidance Notes are provided for the various duty types. If you are new to the Club or not sure what the duties involve please read the notes on the right or contact the Duty Officer.
The duties are: OOD (Officer of the Day), SBO Crew (Safety Boat Crew), ARO (Assistant Race Office), SBO Helm (Safety Boat Helm) and PRO (Principal Race Officer). SBO Crew and ARO support the SBO Helm and PRO respectively so have no specific guidance notes – please read the SBO and PRO notes as appropriate.
MANAGING YOUR DUTIES
Papercourt Sailing Club uses Sailing Club Manager, an internet-based administration system, for the management of the duties roster, amongst other things. It enables members to view the duties roster online, be automatically notified of their assigned duties, confirm availability and facilitate duty swaps. You can access Sailing Club Manager using the links in the panel on the right. To login to Sailing Club Manager you will need the username and password sent to you from membership@papercourt (your username will probably be your email address). If you have lost or forgotten your username then email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your password can be re-set in Sailing Club Manager. When you volunteer for a duty, or you are allocated a duty, Sailing Club Manager will send an automatic email asking you to ‘accept’ the duty. You must reply. If you don’t the system will assume you are not accepting it and may allocate you another duty.
Rostered members are sent the security codes that they require by Sailing Club Manager. These can also be viewed and printed directly from Sailing Club Manager once logged in. The security codes are changed frequently so please always check on the system that you have the correct code prior to your duty.
The main clubroom, where the galley and bar are located, and the Boathouse are additionally protected by an intruder alarm. Operating instructions are made available to specific members as required – contact the Duty Officer for details email@example.com
NB: Please do not attempt to enter the main clubroom without these directions as the alarm will be activated.