Driver – Dam

VOLUNTEERS NEW TO DRIVING MUST ATTEND ONE LAUNCH DRIVER TRAINING CLASS; NO REFRESHER TRAINING IS REQUIRED.

Location: Occoquan

Duties: You will patrol the lower reservoir (near the dam) to ensure the safety or the rowers and to prevent the shells from venturing too near to the dam. YOU MUST BE IN PLACE BEFORE THE FIRST SHELL ARRIVES AT THE START.

Instructions: At the Regatta sign-in location, sign attendance sheet and insurance waiver. Then pick up a life vest and report to the Launch Master on the dock, who will assign you to a launch. Make certain that your launch has a full complement of life preservers, an oar, and sufficient fuel. Shift changes will take place at the finish line exchange dock. Please understand that your club will be fined if you fail to report for your volunteer job.

Dress: Anticipate inclement weather. You will be very close to the water for extended periods. Wear waterproof clothing, hat and sunscreen.

DO NOT WEAR ANY RED CLOTHING WHILE PERFORMING THIS JOB.

A PERSONAL FLOATATION DEVICE (PFD) MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES WHILE PERFORMING THIS JOB.

IF NECESSARY YOU MAY BE REASSIGNED TO ANOTHER JOB. NO CELL PHONES DURING ASSIGNMENT.

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