Göran Artman är en av de som idag kommer att starta i Round Denmark Race. 660 distans solo i en X-382 blur en verklig utmaning. Förutom Göran så seglar också Anders Nyberg solo i sin RM1350 Embla. Vi har också några svenska team som kör doublehanded.
Jag har lovat att hjälpa Göran med support från land; väderprognoser, coaching och allmänt support från land. Vi har ju seglat mot varandra många gånger, och nu senast var Göran med på transporten av Blur från Malta till Aten.
Jag tänkte vara transparent med min kommunikation, och lägga ut det mesta här. Sätter lite extra press på både mig och Göran.
Kom gärna med tips och inspel!
Designated person ashore (shore crew)
It is mandatory for every single hand participant to have a Designated Person Ashore (DPA). The Organizing Committee must be able to reach the DPA at any time (24/7) during the race.
It is strongly recommended that the DPA has the following qualifications
A Designated Person Ashore – DPA is a skilled sailing person with the same or close to qualifications as the skipper on the boat sailing single hand and a person to whom the skipper trusts and has full confidence in. The DPA shall assist the skipper as well as the organizing committee. The DPA has the mandate to communicate on behalf of the skipper and the responsibility for all crisis management.
A good DPA must have or nearly have the same experience and qualifications as the skipper on the boat. The DPA must know the skipper in order to understand what the skipper meets, thinks and what help is needed in case of emergency in order to handle the situation together. Furthermore, the DPA must be able to evaluate how the skipper reacts in different situations, especially in stressed situations and how exhausted the skipper is.
Furthermore the DPA must know the boat and equipment and how the boat reacts
under different conditions.
Tasks before racing.
The DPA and the skipper are both present at security checks and Skipper’s meetings before the start. The DPA and skipper prepare and plan the navigation for the race incl. possible emergency harbors. The DPA establishes contact to the safety organization and the Race Committee.
Tasks while in the race.
The DPA monitors the boat race and communicates with the skipper. The DPA reports to the safety committee. In case of episodes the DPA must be a part of all communication. The DPA has the responsibility to act if he/she estimates the skipper or other persons make decisions that endangers the skipper and boat. The DPA has the mandate to always withdraw the skipper from the event. This means that the DPA is in preparedness during the whole period of the race. The DPA must have the ability to be the link between the different parties: the skipper, the race committee, the authorities, family etc.