Volunteering

Officer of the Day

TasksSupport Provided
Decide whether it is safe for the race to run, taking into account weather (current & forecast) and sailors’ abilitiesInternal training course for all volunteers
Call the Port authority to advise them of our intended activitiesWork in pairs for each race
Set the courseExperienced buddy / guide on hand to assist
Start the raceUse WhatsApp group to arrange swaps as needed
Liaise with the safety boat crews as weather conditions changeRacers will be on hand to assist with course-setting
Record finishing timesClub-funded First Aid for regular volunteers
Apply handicaps if multiple classes compete

If you would like to volunteer for this role please drop an email to either John Norman or Jamie Carrington to express your interest. If you have any questions please send them to either of these two or the Sailing Secretary (Paul Belton) and one of them will get back to you with an answer. Contact them by clicking on their names, alternatively details can be found on the Sailing Committee page.

Safety Boat Helm

TasksSupport Provided
Carry out pre-launch checksInternal training course for all volunteers
Launching & recoveryAlways accompanied by a crew
Driving the safety boats during training and / or racing eventsMix of experienced/novice helm/crew
Keep a lookout for ships and alert OOD, other safety boats and sailorsUse WhatsApp group to arrange swaps as needed
Packing the safety boats awayRacers will be on hand to help with launch & recovery
Ensuring the fuel tanks are topped up will be done by another volunteer
Club-funded RYA Powerboat Level 2 & First Aid for regular volunteers

If you would like to volunteer for this role please drop an email to either John Norman or Jamie Carrington (for racing) or John Burnell or Teresa Thorogood (for Juniors) to express your interest. If you have any questions please send them to any of these four or the Sailing Secretary (Paul Belton) and one of them will get back to you with an answer. Contact them by clicking on their names, alternatively details can be found on the Sailing Committee page.

Safety Boat Crew

TasksSupport Provided
Carry out pre-launch checksInternal training course for all volunteers
Launching & recoveryAlways accompanied by a helm
Crewing the safety boats during training and / or racing eventsMix of experienced/novice helm/crew
Keep a lookout for ships and alert OOD, other safety boats and sailorsUse WhatsApp group to arrange swaps as needed
Laying and collecting racing marksRacers will be on hand to help with launch & recovery
Packing the safety boats awayEnsuring the fuel tanks are topped up will be done by another volunteer
Club-funded First Aid for regular volunteers

If you would like to volunteer for this role please drop an email to either John Norman or Jamie Carrington (for racing) or John Burnell or Teresa Thorogood (for Juniors) to express your interest. If you have any questions please send them to any of these four or the Sailing Secretary (Paul Belton) and one of them will get back to you with an answer. Contact them by clicking on their names, alternatively details can be found on the Sailing Committee page.

Juniors Training

TasksSupport Provided
Build rapport and develop a positive and supportive learning environmentOperate under the supervision of a Senior Instructor
Deliver training in a fun and engaging wayExperienced buddy / guide on hand to assist
Pass on your practical sailing skills and experienceUse WhatsApp group to arrange swaps as needed
Share your theoretical knowledgeClub-funded RYA Assistant / Instructor for regular volunteers
Help with running games on Fun Days

If you would like to volunteer for this role please drop an email to either John Burnell or Teresa Thorogood to express your interest. If you have any questions please send them to either of these two or the Sailing Secretary (Paul Belton) and one of them will get back to you with an answer. Contact them by clicking on their names, alternatively details can be found on the Sailing Committee page.

Juniors Shoreside

TasksSupport Provided
Registering sailors/Instructors/helpers & issuing tallies (wristbands)Informal training on duties
Call the Port authority to advise them of our intended activitiesExperienced buddy / guide on hand to assist
Co-ordinate parent helpers to clear trollies off pontoon after launchingUse WhatsApp group to arrange swaps as needed
Keep a lookout for ships and alert the safety boatsClub-funded First Aid for regular volunteers
Co-ordinate parent helpers to bring trollies down the pontoon ready for recovery
Collecting tallies to ensure all have returned

If you would like to volunteer for this role please drop an email to either John Burnell or Teresa Thorogood to express your interest. If you have any questions please send them to either of these two or the Sailing Secretary (Paul Belton) and one of them will get back to you with an answer. Contact them by clicking on their names, alternatively details can be found on the Sailing Committee page.

Catering

TasksSupport Provided
Preparing components of cold buffetIt is suggested that this role is shared by a team of individuals / couples / families for each event
Lighting, cooking and cleaning the barbecueFood and barbecue materials can be arranged by liaising with the Social Secretary

If you would like to volunteer for this role please drop an email to Phil Naylor to express your interest. If you have any questions please send them to either him or the Sailing Secretary (Paul Belton) and one of them will get back to you with an answer. Contact them by clicking on their names, alternatively details can be found on the Club Officers page.

Cruise-in-Company / Day Sail ‘Lead boat’

TasksSupport Provided
Participate in the eventExperienced buddy / guide on hand to assist
Liaise with the Cruising co-ordinators on the Sailing Committee to confirm destination and departure in light of weather forecasts in weeks leading up to the eventUse WhatsApp group to arrange swaps as needed
Use the WhatsApp group to discuss and co-ordinate shore activities with participants
During the event be the main point of contact to discuss activities and assist cruisers with any issues

If you would like to volunteer for this role please drop an email to either Mike Fry or Neale Fuller to express your interest. If you have any questions please send them to either of these two or the Sailing Secretary (Paul Belton) and one of them will get back to you with an answer. Contact them by clicking on their names, alternatively details can be found on the Sailing Committee page.