Rescue boats and duties
There are three rigid inflatable safety boats plus an Orkney Longliner which can be used during club activities. Safety is a primary consideration during all club activities and manning the rescue craft is a prerequisite to any organised event. If the safety boat is not manned we don't go racing. This is a members run club and all sailing members are required to perform at least one duty a year which will comprise either manning the rescue boat, the race office or the bar. Many of the more active members are happy to perform duties more regularly. Members who are new to any of these activities can be trained by more experienced members and short courses can be organised where there is sufficient interest.
The club has been fortunate to have members of the Worthing Beach office as honorary club members for a number of years now. The Beach Office have been of great help to the club during open events providing extra safety cover when they can and also safety boat training They actively discourage owners who allow their dogs to soil the beach which is a great help to us sailors. Just step in it in bare feet or get it on your sails to appreciate their good work.