Top facebook2x Top phone2x 01285860062 Top email2x Email us Top webcam2x Webcam Top search2x Basket Login Join
Home / Library / Information and Training Resources / Shore Duty Guidance and Information
Home / Library / Information and Training Resources / Shore Duty Guidance and Information

Shore Duty Guidance and Information

This page is being built .....

Shore Duty is a great role for those who are new to the Club or prefer activity on dry land.

Before you start:

  1. Goggles and gloves are provided within the Garage near the mowers and these should be used. Sturdy shoes should be worn. Make sure you are aware where the First Aid kit is (Galley).

  2. The following points are to be observed when using the mower/ strimmer.
    1. Mowers and strimmers should have oil & petrol checked before use.
    2. The mower/strimmer is to be check visually for damage or defects prior to use, particularly the cutting surfaces but also cables and other moving parts.
    3. The mower is not to be started then pushed from the store to the cutting area.
    4. A thorough search of the area being cut is required to remove large stones and to locate boat tie downs or other hazards.
    5. Avoid loose stones that may fly out of mower/strimmer.
    6. The mower/strimmer is to be cleaned after use and returned to the store with the 'Fuel Tap'(mower) turned to the 'Off Position'.

Key tasks for shore duty are:

  1. Grass mowing on the fenced lawn by the Clubhouse patio.

  2. Grass mowing on either side of the gravelled dinghy park 'lanes'. Care should be taken to avoid spattering boats with grass clippings as the mowers cuts grass. Boats shouldn't be moved and a single mown strip is all that is required. Berth owners are responsible for mowing/ grass cutting around their berth and boat. The exception to this is the Club-owned boats which should be moved, berth mown and then put back and re-tied down.

  3. Grass mowing around the Race Hut and also around the posts where the red&white start/finish line pole can be placed. In general, don't cut close the the bank though except around the start/finish pole holes as vegetation serves as a safety barrier between land and water.
  4. Grass mowing around the life-rings/ safety equipment. Please also check that the life-saving equipment is easily accessible and the ropes are not fouled by vegetation.

  5. Grass mowing around Club boats. The boats will need pulling out from the berth before mowing and then replacing and re-tieing down.
  6. Brush, hose, jet wash or scrub the pontoons and jetties and paths to remove Goose droppings or other slip hazards. NB: Wear a buoyancy aid on pontoons. If the geese have broken into the grass area around the Clubhouse patio then cleaning that up will be appreciated by all Members.

  7. Pick-up plastic and rope ends. A surprising amount of short lengths of string, rope and other items are to be found on the main beach, windsurfer beach and the slipway. This is unsightly, but more importantly a hazard to wildlife so undertaking a pick-up is never a wasted task.

  8. Have a look around our site and see if there are tasks that need attention.

Please do report problems, duty feedback or observations to; we always read and act on the feedback and much of this page is based on points that other Shore Parties have fed back..

Last updated 12:17 on 8 June 2024

© 2024 South Cerney Sailing Club powered by Sailing Club Manager