Irish Sailing’s recommendations for safety at dinghy events.
Are you responsible for planning dinghy events for your club or class?
Irish Sailing have launched a set of recommendations that outline the strong need for safety considerations at dinghy events, but that also cover keelboat, junior and adult sailing events.
The Race Official Policy Group (ROPG) have been working very hard to build safety teams, qualifications, and presence at events for a number of years, and want to pass on this experience and learnings to all clubs and classes.
From the chair of the ROPG, David Lovegrove:
As part of its ongoing review of policies relating to the running of dinghy races, the Race Officials Policy Group (ROPG) has developed a number of recommendations relating to the running of dinghy events. This document has been endorsed by the board of Irish Sailing, who requested the ROPG to proceed with its implementation.
While these recommendations are primarily aimed at larger multi-fleet events, the ROPG feels that there are many recommendations that can equally be applied to running any dinghy event.
It is hoped that this document, along with other Irish Sailing guidelines will be of assistance in promoting the running of safe dinghy events.