Driver – Safety

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

Location: Georgetown & Occoquan

Duties: During the regatta, you will keep a keen eye on the course and attempt to keep powerboats, sailboats, kayaks, canoes, etc. out of the way of a race. Sometimes you will need to pick up large pieces of flotsam and jetsam, which are in the shells’ way. You must particularly keep a keen eye on rowers warming up upstream and for any shells that may have capsized.

Instructions: At the Regatta sign-in location, sign attendance sheet and the 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 and the likelihood of getting wet. Wear layered clothing. Consider a hat, sunscreen and gloves.

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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