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Volunteer – Beach Master – Launching

Beach Master – Launching

Volunteer Position Description

Launching Beach Masters control the launching beach to ensure safe and efficient launching of boats. 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!

Launching Beach Master 1:

  • Stands at the top of the beach near the Control Commission and controls traffic entering the beach.
  • Beach Master should communicate with the coxswain of a boat when giving direction.
  • 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.
  • Beach Master must monitor activity on the beach to determine if a boat should enter the beach area.
  • Keep the Control Commission area and launching beach clear of oars, hot seat crews, and spectators.
  • Keep restricted finish line area (inside orange cones) clear of boats, competitors, and spectators.

Landing Beach Masters 2 & 3:

  • Stands at the bottom of the beach along the shore.
  • Directs boats on the beach to a launching spot and assists to ensure en efficient launching. (The average time for a boat to launch should be around 90 seconds, not 5 minutes.)
  • Keep restricted finish line area (inside orange cones) clear of boats, competitors, and spectators.
  • Assist with keeping the beach clear of oars, hot seat crews, and spectators

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