Tom Jobling’s “Big Event” the concise regatta planning and management manual has just undergone a make-over and also found itself a personalised website.
Now in its third edition this best practice and very readable manual can be located on www.bigeventregatta.com.
In the world of “how to” publications the Big Event takes a very different tack; instead of dryly guiding the reader down trough a stairway of do’s and don'ts Tom Jobling has not only created a best practice manual but also a 60 plus page ‘story book’ of anecdotes, photographs cartoons and tales captured from his many years of criss-crossing Ireland and UK from one open meeting to another. But don’t be fooled because this is primarily a serious work and one which focuses the reader on the pitfalls which can easily befall the naive or ‘it’ll be alright on the night type’ organiser of a regatta.
Designed to assist clubs just entering the world of eventing, the Big Event can easily be adapted – and has been – to guide organising teams through the planning and ashore management of regional and national regattas. The Big Event assumes the afloat race management is ‘fit for purpose’ and concentrates entirely on making the shore-side of the regatta a slick, safe and above all else, welcoming environment for competitors and visitors alike.
The Big Event is a unique publication; it is a not-for-profit down- load but readers are asked to make a small donation to the Meningitis Trust through a link created on this pdf document. The opening page of the Big Event explains...