VHF Radios for RC

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A pair of VHF floating handheld radios has been purchased for use by the Race Committee.

The Race Committee will monitor channel 16. In the event of a serious incident requiring the assistance of the RC, boats should hail using the following protocol:

Boat X: “Race Committee, Race Committee, Race Committee, this is Boat X. Come in please. Over.(pause for response and repeat as necessary)

RC: Boat X this is Race Committee. Go ahead. Over.

Boat X: Race Committee {describe incident, location and indicate assistance needed} Over.

RC: {Acknowledge incident} Crash boat is being dispatched. Over.

Boat X: Acknowledged. Boat X standing by on channel 16.

Crash: RC, RC, RC, this is Crash. Come in please. Over

RC: Crash this is RC, go ahead. Over

Crash: {report on status} Over.

When all is said and done

RC: RC standing by on Channel 16. Out.

Crash: Crash Out.

Boat X: Boat X Out.

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