Galley Duty Guidance

Important new information during Covid Pandemic


  • Performing a club duty IS A CONDITION OF MEMBERSHIP and the Club Committees will do their best to ensure all duties are evenly spread around members. Failure to turn up and do your duty is letting the whole club down.


  • If you cannot do your duty on the set day, email The Galley coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she will try asking for a volunteer to swap with you. Please don’t leave finding someone to cover you until the last minute.


  • Please note that our Health and Safety Insurance requires that no children under the age of 14 are allowed in the galley.


  • New Galley opening and closing procedures as well as all equipment operating instructions can be found in the blue folder under the Food Hygiene Book


  • AT THE END OF YOUR SHIFT Any monies spent purchasing food may be deducted from the takings and any food left can be put in the fridge or freezer. Labelled and dated


  • Please sign the Food Hygiene book, when opening and closing the galley, this book will be left open for you to complete. This is a requirement under Food Hygiene Regulations and will be inspected by the Council on their annual inspection.


What your duty entails and what to bring


Drinks and snacks to be served from the table in the clubhouse door. Ensure the screen is in place for your protection



Free sailing events


  • To keep our excellent food hygiene score of 5 please ensure you follow the galley opening procedure when your shift starts

  • to ensure all start up procedures have been compiled

  • A full hot meal is not required so you are only required to serve pre-packaged cake as well as doing hot and cold drinks and taking money

  • What to bring. 4 pints milk There is always long life milk if you run short

  • To keep our excellent food hygiene score of 5 Please ensure you follow the galley closing procedure when your shift has finished

During April we will be making a couple of small changes to the course board to hopefully resolve a couple of issues that we have been living with for some time.  The diagram below illustrates the changes.

 new course board

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The white FLEET boards on the left hand side of the board have been introduced to make it absolutely clear which course each fleet is sailing.  Those of us have been racing at SYC for some years have become used to the implied course indicated by the lap boards, but we hope the new approach of explicitly labelling the fleet using a course will make it easier for new members and existing members just starting to race.  As well as the fleet boards shown in the diagram there are additional boards that can be used for trophy races, junior fleets and pursuit race fleets.  

The other change is the blue board at the top left of the course board.  When this is in place it means that the OOD considers the course to be "set", and any changes will be subject to a Flag C signal to indicate the course has been changed.  If the blue board is not in place this indicates that the OOD is still deliberating on the final course(s) to use and you should be aware that the it may change without a Flag C signal.  The intent of course is that OOD will set the blue board as soon as they are happy with the course.

I will place a poster describing the use of the course board in the race box and next to the course board itself.

Unfortunately these changes will not stop me sailing the wrong course!

With the increased number of boats participating in recent races the OOD team need to be quick at scrolling to keep up - particularly when boats are lapping quickly. The raceManager has an alternate display for dealing with this - but it is not a well known feature. You might want to try this next time you are OOD (I almost always use this screen for lap timing).

EasyTimer Figure 1

Figure 1 - EasyTimer Screen
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To access the alternate view - on the Timer Page click the EasyTimer button. A display will pop up with the boats organised by sail number (instead of fleet) as shown in Figure 1. The first column has boats with sailnumbers starting with "1", second column with "2" and so on. You can see that you can access all the boats without scrolling - this screen shows the 51 entries from last weekend.

At SYC we have approximately 400 end-of-life tyres supporting our watercraft in one way or another. The advantage has been that they are normally free to anyone who wants them. The problem is disposing of the tyres after this usage. It is a costly process, especially for perished tyres, as their composite materials do not easily lend themselves to shredding or chipping. 400 tyres will weigh about 3200 kg and that does not include the stagnant rainwater contained in their hollow interiors.