The CYCA held a Sailing Volunteers Information Evening to illustrate the wide range of volunteering opportunities at the Club and highlight the importance of our volunteers.
The CYCA has an amazing group of volunteers who make running our extensive racing calendar possible.
The evening focused on sailing-related roles and ran through how our Winter Series is run from the on-water perspective. 35 people attended on the night, with both new and existing volunteers joining us.
First, we ran through the key volunteer roles in sailing: Race Officials, Principal Race Officer (PRO), Protest Committee Members, Equipment Auditors, Mark Layers and Boat Drivers.
Each of these roles is integral to the efficient, safe, and effective management of our racing. Then we outlined the opportunities for umpiring and protest committee participation, particularly the opportunity to continue to learn and develop skills and advance to a higher level of accreditation.
Next up, our very own PRO, Steve Kidson, gave a short but detailed masterclass on Winter Series on-water race management.
Steve covered everything from the key roles on board (flags, timekeeper, scribe) to the meaning of the essential International Code Flags.
New and existing volunteers were then able to mingle, ask questions and learn more about our program with many expressing interest in joining as soon as possible!
A big thank you to everyone who attended and made it such a successful evening. It was great to see both our existing volunteers and the new faces who we look forward to joining our team.
If you are interested, please register. We would love to see you down at the Club on a Sunday morning, and, thanks to our very own Breakfast Club, we will throw in a bacon and egg roll!