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Rally Hebrides needs you!
Volunteer for Marshalling at Rally Hebrides 2014 - 16th August
WHAT IS MARSHALLING, IN MOTORSPORT?
Marshalling is the term given to covering the various duties to be carried out on the day of the Event. For events like Rally Hebrides, there is a wide range of duties to be covered, such as rally start and finish, traffic management in the service area and spectator parking areas, rally control points, monitoring stage junctions and the passage of cars, directing, informing and advising spectators, as well as controlling spectators on stages and helping to ensure the special stages are safe to run.
Without sufficient marshals, Rally Hebrides simply cannot take place!
WHY BE A MARSHAL?
Marshalling is one way in which the non-competing enthusiast can become actively involved, and contribute something to the sport. Motorsport marshalling teams perform a very important role – they assist in ensuring that events run as safely and smoothly as possible.
Each and every sporting event organised by Lewis Car Club needs marshals, and all marshals, whatever duties they are doing, contribute to the success of the event.
Marshalling can be a very rewarding experience as you may come into close contact with Competitors, or you may get the chance to be in areas that spectators cannot be.
It makes you feel more involved in the event than if you were a spectator and you can give something back to the sport in terms of your resource.
Without sufficient marshals, motorsport events simply cannot take place.
WHAT EXACTLY DOES A MARSHAL DO?
On rallies particularly, marshal duties can vary greatly - sometimes doubling up with radio crews monitoring the passage of cars through a stage by keeping a check sheet of the cars as they pass, keeping alert for cars that may go ‘missing’ between radio points during a stage, whether it is due to breaking down or an accident, the circumstances surrounding a ‘missing’ car then have to be established.
There is also the need to maintain minute intervals between cars at rally start/restart control and control points en route, traffic management in the service area and spectator parking areas, monitor stage junctions and the passage of cars, directing, informing and advising spectators as well as controlling spectators on the stages.
It is an enjoyable and rewarding experience
BUT I HAVE NEVER MARSHALLED BEFORE?
That’s no problem! Let the Chief Marshal know that you have never marshalled before and he will partner you with an experienced marshal so you can learn from them as well as interest you in further involvement thereafter to become a more confident & experienced motorsport marshal. This would in turn give further insight into the rules and regulations governing events, and competitors and official responsibilities, use of flags and other safety equipment, etc.
RALLY HEBRIDES NEEDS YOU!! - Volunteer Now!
An insufficient pool of marshals could compromise safety, or even result in cancelled events. Competitors entrust their safety to the marshals on the stages.
Without sufficient marshals, Rally Hebrides simply cannot take place. Volunteer for Marshalling at Rally Hebrides!