EACH YEAR WE ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE VOLUNTEERS TO ASSIST WITH A LENAPE RACE. PLEASE READ AND SIGN UP BELOW.
Once again, your high school crew boosters volunteer assignments and sign up will be managed through an online scheduling program referred to as "DOODLE".
Saturday March 29,2014 - HIGH SCHOOL PARTICIPATION
The following High Schools are scheduled to participate and provide volunteers for Saturday, March 29, 2014 Lake Lenape Sprint.Absegami [ABHS]Cedar Creel [CCHS]Ocean City High School [OCHS]St. Augustine High School [St. A.]
All volunteer post descriptions are listed below, please share this information with your parents so that they have a clear understanding of what is expected. Please assure your parents that they will not miss their son or daughters race or the opportunity to enjoy the festivities at the tent! There will always be someone at the post or nearby that will cover them while they go watch their son or daughters race. A couple of the posts are split into 2 shifts [ Parking and Stake Boat] , the post can be covered be 1 or 2 people:Example – Parking2 people- 1 person -9:30 – 11:30 and 1 person – 11:25 – to end of racingOR1 person can cover the entire shift 9:30 – end of racing
Spectator Parking Volunteer
Shift 1 7:00 – 9:30 AM
Shift 2 9:25 AM – 12::00 PM
Spectator Side – Cookie Casto or Sue Peterson Collect $5 parking donation, guide vehicles in a straight line reasonably close to each other, help keep Jitney drop off turn around area near entrance clear. Park and meet on park side.
Referee Launch Drivers
9:15 – end of racing
Boathouse Side – see Dennis Smith or Gerry SmithMust have NJ Boating license. Drive tiller steered 14' jon boat with referee in bow, following races down the course. Assist referee by responding to safety issues if needed [ i.e. boat flips, collisions etc.]
Park and meet at boathouse at 9:15 am races start at 10:00 return to boathouse after last race, typically around 1:00 – 1:30 PM
9:15 – end of racing
Boathouse Side – See Gerry Smith Help direct boat launching and retrieval, announce next boat classes to be launched, track down crew that are late launching for pending races, communicate scratched/deleted entries to referee at start, expedite slow crews. Park and meet at the boathouse / docks by 9:15 AM.
Race Caller & Post Results
9:30 – end of racing
Boathouse Side – see Gerry Smith Assist dock master in main streaming crews on and off of the water. Call Crews to and post resultsPark and meet on Boat side Post Results 9:30 – end of racing
Spectator Side – Cookie Casto or Sue Peterson Secure results from the Referee station and postPark and meet on Park Side
9:30 – end of racing
Spectator Side –Cookie Casto or Sue Peterson Announce the race line up, Event, High School and Lane, Monitor race activity and report status of each crew as they head toward finish line. Announce results of the Event once referee reports.Be prepared, have race schedule to work off of, confirm with Sue Peterson if there are any event changes. When announcing, take your time, be clear in your message. Park and meet on Park Side
Parking and Traffic Directors
7:00 – 1:00 PM
Boathouse Side – see Gerry SmithYou will be posted on the boathouse side, entrance, stopping any cars from parking or pulling into gain entrance to the boathouse or drop off food. Parents dropping their son or daughter off can let them off and they can walk down to the boathouse to be with their team.Park and Meet on Boat side 7:00
1st Shift 9:30 - 11:30
2nd Shift 11:25 – 1:30 or end of race.
Picked up by referee in launch on Spectator Side on Beach down by water’s edge
Hold the stern of the rowing shell in place, shift the shell slightly forward or backward as directed by the referee-aligner and release the shell when the referee-starter shouts "go," enjoy a front row view of the athletes as they accelerate down the course. Repeat every 8 minutes.There are no special clothing requirements, however if it is a cold or rainy day, volunteers may want to bring an extra sweatshirt or raincoat and a pair of gloves.
Great task for mature siblings, friends, family, graduated rowers and parents. Park on Park Side meet at water’s edge
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