Could you offer to be one of our VIP Helpers ?
You do not need to have any experience to be able to help. Anyone with any level of sailing ability is more than welcome, and there are a number of jobs ashore for non-sailing Helpers.
The Club is looking for helpers, both ashore and afloat in roles such as:-
* Rib drivers and crew
* Assistant Race Officers to assist the Race Officer
* Reception and Registration team
* Results and online publication
* Refreshment team.
* Trolley Assistants to help with launching and recovery.
For the ‘Push the Boat Out’ event specifically: Saturday 14th May we need people to meet visitors arriving and to help with rigging and launching the dinghies.
You do not need to qualify as an instructor to help on the water. Competent sailors are very much appreciated. We need RIB crews (you don’t necessarily have to drive) and both shoreside and slipway help. If you enjoy it, the Club can offer formal RYA Training to become an Instructor or a RIB Driver, which is great fun and a very useful skill. Please contact James or any of the Instructors for an initial chat and more information if this appeals to you.
Courses are mostly run during the weekends and primarily in the winter months.
RYA Level 2 Power Boat is the first step to learning how to drive a RIB. It is a 2 day course and prior experience is not essential.
RYA Safety Boat Driver is the next step for the more experienced driver. This 2.5 day course will teach you how to recover capsized boats and more complicated manoeuvres.
RYA First Aid is useful and hypothermia and survival skills are taught in 1 day courses based at the Club.
RYA Safe & Fun – online course – This new course is suitable for anyone working with children and vulnerable adults in an RYA environment..
RYA Dinghy Instructor is the goal for a committed Helper. Many Helpers have been invited to participate in Dinghy Instructor Courses and some have progressed to be the Senior Instructors who look after your children every week.