Change of Work Scheme Year:

Dear Members,

For 2014 Duties:- (This year only)

• Book your duty dates on line from 1st December 2013 to 9th December 2013. This is the last year you will be able to do this before renewing your club membership.

• Duty date range, for this year only, is 1st January 2014 to 28th February 2015.
• You may ‘Mix & Match’ duties within your listed roster. i.e. if your listed on the Clubhouse roster you may select 1 Bar & 1 Galley duty, or both the same duty type.

  • If you can not book your dates on line (via DutyMan) come to the Clubhouse between Midday & 2pm on Sunday 1st December to book through the work scheme administrator.

After the AGM you should all receive an email informing you of your work scheme roster allocation. This list will also be posted up in the Clubhouse notice board.

If you wish to change your allocated roster you must first find someone on another roster who is prepared to swap with you.

The following changes are to be introduced by 2015:

• The Work Scheme duty year period will commence at the beginning of March and finish at the end of February of the following year.
• Members will only be able to book their duty dates after the end of membership renewal period. i.e. After 31st January.
• Duty Calendar will be published at the end of February ready for the March to February duties.

Kind regards to all,

Charlie Coxwell
Work Scheme Administrator

Select your Work Scheme Roster

Work Scheme Roster Allocation

All members wishing to change / confirm their Work Scheme Duty Roster should email the Work Scheme Duty Administrator (Charlie Coxwell) their 1st & 2nd Duty choice, based on the following:-

Members required
Roster Name
Patrol Boat (2)9Sailing (2)
Race Officer (2)4Sailing (2)
Patrol Boat (3)16Sailing (3)
Patrol Boat (4)7Sailing (4)
Race Officer (4)1Sailing (4)
Try Sailing Helmsman2Sailing (4)

Please note:
• If your 1st Duty choice is full you will be allocated to your 2nd choice. (See below)
• If you do not indicate a selection you will be listed on the roster in most need. This is likely to be either Bar or Galley duties.

For new members ‘not in the know’, there are the following 3 Sailing Rosters:

Sailing (2) Duties are approximately 4 hour long, are mainly in the harbour and over Saturdays & or Sundays. Members will need to select 2 duty dates.
Sailing (3) Duties are approximately 2hr 40min long, covering the Lugger races held in front of the clubhouse. These are mostly held on alternative Sundays. Members will need to select 3 duty dates.
Sailing (4) Duties are approximately 2 hour long, covering Try Sailing and Dinghy races. Members will need to select 4 duty dates dates.

If you have a duty preference, please email the Work Scheme Administrator (Charlie Coxwell) by,



Please indicate your 1st & 2nd Duty Choice. One of which should be from the Clubhouse roster.

If you chose Patrol boat (2) and this is full I will first try and find space for you in either Patrol Boat (3) or (4) before falling back on your 2nd Clubhouse choice.

Name: Fred Blogg. Membership Number: 2200

1st choice – Patrol Boat (2) 

2nd Choice – Bar

I will email all members their roster allocation by mid November.

Duty dates will be bookable on line (through DutyMan) between 1st & 9th December 2013.

For those members having problems with booking their duty dates, I will be at the clubhouse from midday to 2pm on Sunday 1st December 2013.

Regards to all

Charlie Coxwell
Work Scheme Administrator

Work Scheme Roster Changes

Change of Work Scheme Duty Rosters

The introduction of DutyMan has imposed on us a rather rigid system of work scheme duties. e.g. If you are listed on the Bar roster you can not book a Galley duty. Some members have complained about this and it is with a view to addressing these comments that we are changing the Duties Rosters to the following six:-

  • Clubhouse
    • 4 hour duties to include: Bar, Galley & Maintenance. (2 dates / year / member)
  • Sailing (2)
    • 4 hour duties to include: Patrol Boat (2) & Race Officer (2). (2 dates / year / member)
  • Sailing (3)
    • 2 hour 40 min duties to include: Patrol Boat (3). (3 dates / year / member)
  • Sailing (4)
    • 2 hour duties to include: Patrol Boat (4), Race Officer (4) & Try Sailing Helmsman. (4 dates / year / member)
  • Duty Officer
    • Flag Officer’s & Management Committee members only. (4 weeks / year / member).
  • Selected Maintenance
    • ‘On Call’ throughout the year – eg Gas safety.

Members will be able to ‘Mix & Match’ within their rosters. Ie if you are listed on the Clubhouse roster you can select 1 Maintenance and 1 Bar dates for your years work scheme commitment. However, you will not be able to select 1 Bar & 1 Patrol Boat as these duties are not both in the same roster.

During October you will be asked to select your 1st & 2nd choice for Duty Roster.

For your information we quote the following Club rule concerning Work Scheme duty exemptions:

4.9 Exemptions from the Scheme.

Overseas members, Members in service overseas viz. members of HM Forces and personnel of the Merchant Fleet, Honorary Members, Honorary Life members, members in extenuating circumstances at the discretion of the Management Committee, Cadets and Junior Members as defined in Rule 4.3 (a), (vi) and (vii). Exempt members may participate in the Scheme on a voluntary basis.

Members on Committees and Administrative members are deemed to be doing this work as their work scheme contribution. However, all are encouraged to volunteer to cover the many ‘Volunteer’ duty events listed.

Currently, only Flag Officer’s and members of Management Committee are tasked to cover Duty Officer’s Duties as per above.