Welcome to DutyMan.
DutyMan 2020 is now live and ready for you to access and volunteer for duties. Please note that this list will evolve throughout the year with additional duties as and when there is a requirement, so please check on a regular basis to see the updates.
What is a duty at Bosham Sailing Club?
As a member of Bosham Sailing Club you know the vast range of activities that we offer both on and off the water. And to do that we need your help. We ask each member between the ages of 16 and 70 to do at least one Club duty a year. And if you’re over 70 and would still like to do a duty or if you want to do more than one duty, then that’s fantastic and that would help the Club function better than ever. Our racing programme is now so extensive that we are asking all members who are actively racing, to volunteer for two duties across the season.
And please remember that “duties” are a great way to meet new friends, learn new skills and to ensure that our racing programme continues to flourish. And not all duties are water based, there are many dry options too such as helping to maintain the dinghy park or Raptackle.
Duties are administered online through the DutyMan system which is now open. This year, Optimist parents will have their separate DutyMan, called Optimist Fleet 2020 and this will be administered by the Optimist Class Captains.
We have a full and exciting programme of sailing events planned for 2020, and details of these are on the Club’s website and in the Red Book. We hope that you will enjoy 2020’s events and will support the Club by volunteering through DutyMan ahead of the start of the season.
Access DutyMan now by clicking on one of the links below.
BSC Club Racing
Optimist Fleet Racing
Bosham Twenty Twenty
Full details about DutyMan can be found in the Red Book on page 161. Each year a new list of eligible members will be extracted from our Club database and loaded onto Dutyman, therefore, when you log on this year you will need to request a new password.
To access DutyMan please click on the relevant link above, and simply add your name and click the box that asks “Need a log on reminder”. This will take you to the next page where you will need to insert your email address in the box provided and then click on ’send welcome message’, Dutyman will then email you back with a new password.
Don’t worry about remembering this new password as you can simply change it to your old password, or something else if you prefer, when you log on for the first time.
If for any reason you do not get an email back from DutyMan you will need to contact the Office at BSC as this may mean that the email address we have for you is incorrect and will need to be updated.
Once you have your new password you can access Dutyman from the link and insert your name and password and then you are ready to select which duties you would like to do.
If you would like to do a duty concerned with dinghy racing, you can download information for Race Officers, Assistant Race Officers and other race management roles below to help you decide which role is best for you.
If you have any difficulties there is a ‘How do I…’ link on DutyMan, which contains FAQs to help you navigate the system – you do not need to log on with either your name or password to access this link.
The allocation process enables you to select the types of duties, preferred dates, dates you wish to avoid and the number of duties you wish to do – again, full details in the ‘How do I…’ section in DutyMan.
Once you have selected the duty you would like to do and signed up via DutyMan, you will receive e-mail reminders one month before your duty and one week before, so it is essential that your correct e-mail address is on the system.
If you find that you need to change a duty, it is your responsibility to find a substitute. The office does not do this. You can arrange a swap through the DutyMan system, but please think ahead and leave enough time for a replacement to be found – do not leave this until the last moment! Until a swap is confirmed, you are not relieved from your duty.
We look forward to seeing you during the season – and thank you in advance for your help!
Please read these Guidance Notes before carrying out your duty