As sailors progress through the pathway, we would like parents and family members to share their journey and we provide a number of opportunities.
Some of these roles are essential to the running of the program. Plus we’ve also included opportunities for participation so you can experience sailing for yourselves. So doing a twilight race, or learning to SUP, or sail a keelboat is just as important as helping in the Galley and running races.
The Canteen, which we like to refer to as our Galley to represent the nautical aspect of the club, is essential to the community spirit at the club and we want people involved to help feed our sailors. Food and drink always bring people together and this is an opportunity to meet with other parents whilst helping out.
There are some formal logistic things to take care of including:
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Working the coffee machine. (We can arrange barista training)
Handling the EFTPOS machine and money.
Knowing the sailors, different fleet reps and when they will be coming in hungry will help keep everyone happy.
Karen Lingard has been doing this for a long time and has a wealth of experience to pass on.
There is no reason we can’t expand the offering to include regular breakfast wraps or freshly baked food for example.
BBQ & Food
The shaded BBQ’s provide another great opportunity for us to use and supplement what is on offer from the canteen. They can be used privately but if used for serving sailors, will need to comply with the COVID Safety plan through the canteen.
Help sailors launch and retrieve their boats, keeping launch access organised and safe makes a big difference to sailors
Checking everything is not left out, locked away and all secure
Anything broken or close to breaking reported or fixed
Quick repairs on the day to keep sailors on the water
Plan Social Calendar and Events for our growing community of sailors and families
Learn to Sail (Rig and Theory)
First learning the correct procedure for rigging and then helping others is important for the safety and ongoing good habits for looking after and getting the most out of equipment
Collating the On Water results ready for presentation
Initially just to see your children and how it all works
A gentle introduction to helping with something you like
Working with the coaches and Race Officer to place marks in appropriate positions and monitoring to keep races fun and organised
Overall decisions on Race Timing and Format
Recording finishers and collating results live on water
Overall in charge of the Racing
Learn to Sail
There are many opportunities to Learn to Sail, whilst your children are sailing. Why should they have all the fun?
For the light or no wind days, Stand Up Paddleboarding is another fun way to get on the water
Another challenging form of sailing is windsurfing where your body is essentially part of the rig. It is challenging but very rewarding and opens up a world of opportunities
We can arrange twilight sailing with existing members or get a team of parents together in the BW8’s for a cruise on the river watching the sunset
There are always loads of opportunities for crewing on members keelboats on Wednesdays or Saturdays
Another easy and fun opportunity to try with other parents and your children.