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A rallying call for Marshals at this year's RSAC Scottish Rally

by Garry 3. June 2016 18:46

With entries now beginning to roll in for this year’s RSAC Scottish Rally on the 25th June, the event is shaping up to host an epic battle between MSA British Rally Championship and ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship contenders.  But to provide a safe and smooth event for competitors and spectators alike, organisers of this year’s event are encouraging volunteers to step forward and offer their services to marshal either on or off the forest special stages.

A new-look route for 2016 sees the combination of classic Scottish Rally tests alongside the new “Mount Joe” stage near Beattock.  The event will be based at The Scottish Rural College Barony Campus which provides Rally HQ, pre event scrutiny and documentation during Friday 24th June. On Saturday 25th, crews will then leave the Dumfries town centre start to tackle over 60 competitive stage miles in the surrounding forests, returning to the Heathhall service area on the outskirts of the town twice during the day. Those lucky enough to have completed the route will spray the champagne at the Dumfries finish podium celebrations later that evening.

But as with any event of this size, it requires a substantial amount of willing volunteers to assist in its running and event organisers are appealing for anyone who wishes to sample stage rallying at close quarters to get in touch.  No matter what your experience in the sport, the team have many roles available for all skill levels.

“We have a place for everyone” says Chief Marshal Laurence Ferguson.  “Of course we would be delighted to hear from regular marshals and proficient personnel, but equally if you have never volunteered before, we will ensure you are accompanied by those more experienced. If you want to get close to the cars and drivers, we need help at the start and finish in Dumfries Town Centre and the service park at Heathhall on Saturday 25th June. We also need help at scrutineering at The SRUC Barony Campus on Friday 24th. If you’d prefer to get closer to the action out in the field, then we also need staff for stage arrivals, starts, flying finishes and stop lines.”

Chief Communications Officer, Norman Halcrow added, “We are also looking for Radio Marshals to provide safety communications for the event. Any interested crews can get in touch with me on radios@scottishrally.co.uk or use the registration form on the website.”

To volunteer for this year’s event, simply visit www.scottishrally.co.uk and complete the registration form or contact marshals@scottishrally.co.uk or radios@scottishrally.co.uk. A representative of the event will get in touch to discuss your application.

 

You can find more information on the RSAC Scottish Rally at www.scottishrally.co.uk or keep up to date with event via social media: www.facebook.com/scottishrallyand www.twitter.com/scottishrally

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A rallying call for Marshals at this year’s RSAC Scottish Rally

by Garry 3. June 2016 18:38

With entries now beginning to roll in for this year’s RSAC Scottish Rally on the 25th June, the event is shaping up to host an epic battle between MSA British Rally Championship and ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship contenders.  But to provide a safe and smooth event for competitors and spectators alike, organisers of this year’s event are encouraging volunteers to step forward and offer their services to marshal either on or off the forest special stages.More...

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Marshals Required: Brick & Steel Border Counties Rally - 19 March 2016

by Garry 5. March 2016 21:04

 

Message from Guy Wickham, Chief Marshal:

The 19th March 2016 will see us run the Border Counties Rally and after the successful reintroduction of the Tweed Valley Stages in 2015, the event will continue to have all its stage mileage north of the border. For 2016 we also reintroduce a headline event sponsor and are delighted to announce that John McClory of Brick & Steel Construction has returned to support the event.

Counting once again for the ARR Craib Scottish Rally Championship and a number of local championships, the event will again be based in Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders. As well as returning to the Tweed Valley stages, we also return to Craik Forest and the new service area in Newtown St Boswells.

 

I am now recruiting marshals to staff the stages, passage controls and service area.  If you would like to help, please contact me on 01661 881172, 07989 322186 or guy.wickham@btinternet.com. Many thanks for your assistance.

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Updated Training Calendar - with Modules

by Lock 7. February 2016 02:16

 

Date Location Topic Option Modules Covered
13 Feb 16 Newbridge Rescue    
13 Feb 16 Stirling Senior Officials    
13-14 Feb 16 Stirling Stage Commanders    
14 Feb 16 Newbridge Rescue    
14 Feb 16 Stirling Club Stewards    
27 Feb 16 Knockhill Rally / Speed – Incidents All Incident Handling
Fire Theory
Fire Practical
Incident Communications
Incident Practical
Incident Reporting
13 Mar 16 Knockhill Race    
26 Mar 16 Elgin Rally / Speed – Running an Event Rally Intro to Rally
Stage Setup
Rally Timing
Chain of Command
Speed Intro to Speed
Starting and Timing
Track Management and Flags
Chain of Command
3 Apr 16 Dumfries Rally / Speed – Incidents All Incident Handling
Fire Theory
Fire Practical
Incident Communications
Incident Practical
Incident Reporting
21 May 16 CENTRAL Rally – Safety & Spectators Rally Intro to Rally
Personal Safety
Spectator Safety
Conflict resolution
Intro to Radios
Speed Intro to Speed
Personal Safety
Spectator Safety
Conflict resolution
Intro to Radios
Sector Sector Marshal
Leadership
Spectator Safety
Conflict resolution
Intro to Radios
22 May 16 Perthshire Recovery    
28 May 16 NORTH Rally / Speed – Incidents All Incident Handling
Fire Theory
Fire Practical
Incident Communications
Incident Practical
Incident Reporting
1 Jul 16 Machrihanish Rally Short TBC
20 Aug 16 Aberdeen Rally TBC  
3 Sep 16 SOUTH Rally / Speed – Running an Event Rally Intro to Rally
Stage Setup
Rally Timing
Chain of Command
Speed Intro to Speed
Starting and Timing
Track Management and Flags
Chain of Command
24 Sep 16 CENTRAL Rally / Speed – Running an Event Rally Intro to Rally
Stage Setup
Rally Timing
Chain of Command
Speed Intro to Speed
Starting and Timing
Track Management and Flags
Chain of Command
13 Oct 16 Mull Rally Marshal  
Medical CPD
18 Nov 16 St John’s Dalry Cross Country   Timing
Radios/car Tracking
3-4 Dec 16 Knockhill Medical/Rescue/Recovery    

 

To sign up for a course, use the Training Registration Form. A pdf copy of the training calendar can be obtained from the downloads page.
Any queries, contact the training coordinators at training@scottishcarclubs.com
Updates will be published on the SACC Training page and on the Scottish Motorsport Marshals Club Training page

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Marshals wanted - Arnold Clark/Jurys Inn Snowman Rally

by Garry 16. January 2016 08:24

On Saturday 20th February 2016 Highland Car Club will host the opening round of the 2016 Scottish Rally Championship. We would be delighted if you could come and help make the event possible by marshalling.

To help ensure a safe, enjoyable and competitive day of motorsport we need volunteer Marshals for:More...

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Scottish Marshals Training Programme 2016

by Garry 15. January 2016 23:16

Marshals are a vital part of motorsport and the numbers needed to run a race meeting, stage rally or hillclimb can be really quite high.  Clubs across Scotland have been recruiting heavily through 2015, and we now have 274 of you who are registered marshals in Scotland.  There are also many more who haven’t yet registered but continue to provide invaluable support at events across Scotland and it would be really good to encourage them to register too.

For all of us, whether a trainee keen to progress through the marshalling grades, or an experienced sector marshal, post chief or senior official, training is important to ensure that we can ensure that we keep up to date and that Scotland’s marshalling volunteers continue to be world class.  To support this the Scottish Association of Car Clubs and the Scottish Motorsport Marshals Club, together with a number of other clubs across Scotland have put together a comprehensive training programme for marshals for 2016.  This continues to develop and includes training for everyone whether new to marshalling, or senior officials who have been running events for many years.  For race marshals this will be based at the home of Scottish Motor Racing, at Knockhill Circuit in Fife, hosted by SMRC, whilst for Rally, Speed and Cross Country Marshals there will be a number of days throughout the year, and in different locations in the North, central areas and South of Scotland covering the range of modules to allow marshals to progress through the grading scheme.  These will be MSA accredited and qualify for signatures on your Marshals Personal Record Cards.

We are currently developing a central website to host details of training events, and to enable people to register to attend events.  This will be coming soon but in the meantime check out www.scottishcarclubs.com or www.smmc.org.uk for details of these training days as they emerge.  For those of you not on email, details will be provided by post.

The New Year starts with a few dates for your diary:

23-Jan-16         Rally Radio Training                Knockhill, Fife

30-Jan-16         Rally/Speed/XC Training         Inverness

30-Jan-16         Rescue Training                      Newbridge, Edinburgh

31-Jan-16         Rescue Training                      Newbridge, Edinburgh

 

6-Feb-16           Rally/Speed/XC Training        Ancrum, North of Jedburgh

13-Feb-16         Club Stewards                        Central Scotland

14-Feb-16         Senior Event Officials             Central Scotland

13&14 Feb-16   Rally Stage Commanders      Central Scotland (2 day course)

27-Feb-16         Rally/Speed/XC Training        Central Scotland

 

13-Mar-16         Race Marshals Training          Knockhill, Fife

26-Mar 16         Rally/Speed/XC Training         North of Scotland

 

3-Apr-16           Rally/Speed/XC Training         South of Scotland

 

Further details of these events, and those later in the year, including the modules that will be included in each of the Rally/Speed/Cross Country days will be available soon, although we will be planning these to include the full spectrum of modules in each part of the country.

If you are interested in attending any of the courses please contact training@scottishcarclubs.comand someone will be in touch.  

This training programme is being made possible through the support of the British Motor Sports Training Trust. 

We look forward to seeing you at future training events.


Claire Headridge and Jackie Spencer

MSA Instructor Training Co-ordinators

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Marshals required - Doune Hill Climb - 18/19 April

by Garry 20. March 2015 23:13

Marshals are required for the Doune Hill Climb running on the weekend of 18th and 19th April.

If you have not been to the hill before, the plan of the day is:

Sign on at the start line of the hill at 0810 with the day scheduled to complete around 1700-1730. For your efforts in assisting, the organisers will reimburse marshals £10 a day,

There is a good snack bar in the paddock and there is usually around a 40 minute lunch break which gives adequate time to saunter round the competing cars in the paddock.

The organisers website is www.dounehillclimb.co.uk

If you wish any further information about assisting at this great event contact the Chief Marshal, Alastair Gray, on 07802 435181, email: grayalastair@hotmail.co.uk

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Border Counties Rally - 21 March 2015

by Garry 9. March 2015 23:38

2015 sees a new chapter for the Border Counties Rally, as for the first time since its resurrection in 1997 it will have all its stage mileage north of the border in Scottish forests and for the first time since the late 1990’s, rallying will return to the famous Tweed Valley forests of Cardrona, Elibank and Yair.

 

Counting for the ARR Craib Scottish Rally Championship and a number of local championships, the event will be based once again in Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders. As well as the new Tweed Valley stages, the event will have a new service area in Newtown St Boswells and also use the familiar stages of Riccarton and Hyndlee in the Bonchester Bridge Area.

I am now recruiting marshals to staff the stages, passage controls and service area.  

If you would like to help, please contact Guy Wickham on

01661 881172,

07989 322186

or guy.wickham@btinternet.com.

 

Many thanks for your assistance.

 

Guy Wickham – Chief Marshal

 

 

 

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Marshal Registration

by Garry 26. January 2015 20:59

Message from the Scottish Association of Car Clubs


Marshals are the true lifeblood of motorsport. Without marshals, there would be no events – it’s as simple as that.

 

In order to recognise this, the Scottish Association of Car Clubs has decided to do something to show how much our volunteers are valued by events and competitors. Starting in January 2015 we are putting in place a recognition and reward system for ALL marshals across ALL MSA-governed motorsport events. Very simply put, each time you assist on an event you will gain points towards rewards. The details of these rewards will be announced shortly, but we can promise a truly exciting range of goodies.

 

 

In order to facilitate recording of event attendance we are using the MSA’s Marshals’ Grading Scheme. We ask all marshals who wish to be included in the Scottish Rewards Scheme to sign up for the free MSA Marshal registration. The record card that is associated with this will be the base for the Scottish Reward scheme.


For full details of how to register for the MSA Marshals' Grading Scheme click here to go to the Scottish Association of Car Clubs website. (www.scottishcarclubs.com/marshalsregister.aspx)


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Arnold Clark / Thistle Hotels Snowman Rally - request for marshals

by Garry 26. January 2015 20:35

On Saturday 21st February 2015 Highland Car Club will host the opening round of the 2015 Scottish Rally Championship. Come and join us to help celebrate the 60th Anniversary of The Snowman Rally.

 

To help ensure a safe, enjoyable and competitive day of motorsport we need volunteer Marshals for:

·         Stage Arrivals

·         Stage Starts

·         Flying Finishes

·         Stop Lines

·         In-Stage Marshals

·         Spectator Area Safety

 

Every volunteer will receive a Goody Bag, including a free programme and Snowman bunnet, and also entry into our Marshals Prize Draw. There will be a Training & Information Evening before the event, providing an opportunity to find a post best suited to you.

 

For 2015, why not bring along a new Marshal to learn the ropes with an experienced crew? Young Cadet Marshals are very welcome too - as long as they are 11 or older we can find a safe and supervised role for everyone.

 

Are you competing in 2015? Please bring along an extra pair of hands to Marshal - our rally cannot run without the 200+ volunteers we need to help you enjoy your day in the forests!

 

Come and JOIN us, get CLOSE to the action, and get INVOLVED in rallying – it’s a great day out, and it’s FREE!

 

We have attached a Marshals Registration form to this e-mail. Please volunteer, complete the form, and set the date in stone in your diary. In the meantime please pass this e-mail around your club-mates, friends, families, communities and work colleagues. If you’re involved in other clubs and organisations, PLEASE spread the word. You might be surprised by the response from runners, golfers, green-laners and mountain rescuers.

 

For further details, or to add an e-mail address to our database, please contact

Charlie Munro, Chief Marshal (07753 813 784), or Michelle Falconer, Assistant Chief Marshal (07768 010 462) or email hccmarshals@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

Marshals Registration Form 2015.doc (95.00 kb)

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