On Water Results Team Check List
Prior to Going on Water
Check your Kit for
- Clip boards & pens
- Tape recorder & tapes & batteries
- Mobile Telephone with charged battery
- Club Telephone number
- Clock/watch to record in times in TOD eg 16:23:13; synchronized to GPS time
- Low power binoculars are useful
- Quells : Being anchored can induce sea sickness
- Finish Sheet Sets – pale blue (25 finish times per page)
- Competitor lists
Pre / During /Immediately After Each Start:
Record on the first Finish Sheet
- Number of starters [preferably with Sail Nos] per start.
- OCSs, DNSs that you know about. (Correlate to previous point. Record Sail No & “OCS”/“DNS” in ‘DNF etc’ Column.)
- Start time for each Start/Division in TOD eg 14:00:00.
- Course number for each Start/Division
- Beat length (in nautical miles), for laid mark courses.
- Wind & wave info at the start.
Then telephone this information ashore ASAP after the start(s). Call results office & we will call you back. PS By now all sections at top of page should be complete!
While Boats Are Finishing:
Record Finish Times via TopYacht’s Computer Stopwatch (on board) otherwise
Record on the Finish Sheet
- Sail Number / Bow Num and finish time in TOD eg 16:23:13 [even if out of time!]
- DNFs that you know about. (Record Sail No & “DNF” in Note Column.)
- Record boats flying Protest Flag & note whether they hailed you
- Record a note about anything unusual eg a boat that finished twice or had an unregistered Sail No.
Telephone the results office
- Once you have a page complete (25 finish times) OR if you have say 10 new finishers and have a break in finishing then
- either telephone them ashore. Use “standardised” methodology for reading times to shore. [Else shore persons constantly having to adjust to different styles; or,
- take a photo of the finish time sheet and SMS it ashore
- When ALL boats are accounted for as Finished, DNF, DNS etc then please recheck the wind and wave conditions & telephone them through with the last few boat’s info. So when it’s all over you should have every boat accounted for on the finish sheet(s).