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Volunteer – Beach Master – Landing

Beach Master – Landing

Volunteer Position Description

Landing Beach Masters control the landing beach to ensure safe and efficient landing of boats during the regatta. At times, Beach Masters may need to be assertive to get the attention of a coxswain. Always be courteous, but do what is necessary to get coxswains to listen to you. Be flexible, but don’t lose control of what is happening on your beach. If you have a problem, contact the Volunteer Coordinator immediately!

Landing Beach Master 1:

  • Stands at the edge of the water next to line of orange cones marking the restricted finish line area.
  • Directs boats approaching the landing beach to wait or to come into the beach.
  • Communicates with the coxswain of a boat when giving direction. Coxswain is directed to not enter the landing area until told to do so and to raise their hand to acknowledge your communication.
  • Monitor all activity on the beach to determine if a boat should enter the beach area. Keep in mind that boats should not land in the pubic swimming area marked by the log booms in the water
  • Keep restricted finish line area (inside orange cones) clear of boats, competitors, and spectators.
  • Collect bow numbers and return them to the collection crate on the beach.

Landing Beach Masters 2 & 3:

  •  After a boat has been directed by Beach Master 1 to enter the beach area, Beach Master 2 directs boats to move down the beach to find their landing spot.
  • Boats must not linger on the beach and must complete the task at hand in a timely manner.
  • Keep restricted finish line area (inside orange cones) clear of boats, competitors, and spectators.
  • Clear the marked exit area of spectators to allow boats to leave the area safely.
  • Collect bow numbers and return them to the collection crate on the beach.

At the End of the Day:

  • Turn off all speakers and cover with large garbage bags
  • Pack away microphone and mixing board for the night
  • Turn on all speakers and check them for proper volume

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