Duty roster and Volunteering
Volunteering is fun and a great opportunity to paractice and improve your skills. Volunteers often comment on how much they enjoyed the experience and how much they learnt about the Club, racing, equipment or sailing in general.
Volunteering is the life blood of the Club. Please volunteer to keep your club going. The Club needs volunteers to deliver Club racing and major events.
Any questions please email [email protected]
This page concentrates on Club racing. However, much of what is produced here is relevant for other events.
The WSC Club racing NOR states:
It is a condition of entry that each competitor nominates at least one day across the Spring and Summer Series as a day they will volunteer. This can be done online. Volunteering can be done on either Saturday or Sunday, independent of which day your class races. If you miss racing due to volunteering, you will be awarded average points.
You can nominate your volunteer day(s) via the members portal at Woollahra Sailing Club : Duty roster. There are many roster roles published. If some of the essential roles are not filled by volunteers, staff will be employed to cover those roles.
Parents may volunteer on behalf of their children. This is particularly relevant for Optimist and 420 sailors.
Some roles require course completion or qualifications. You can update your qualifications via the members portal at Woollahra Sailing Club : Profile
Volunteer roles and qualifications
* Duty Officer: Supervise yard and ramp. Monitor radio messages. Call ambulance if required. No qualification needed. The role description can be found at Duty officer role guidelines
* Race Officer: Australian Sailing "Club Race Officer" qualification or higher required. This is an online course. For more details please see Find a course - Australian Sailing
* Race Officer assistant: No special qualifications required. Knowledge of race start and finish proceedure desirable. Main activity is to assist race officer with flags and recording finish. The online course above is a good place to start.
* Café assistant: Assist Gigi in the café
* On water safety and mark lay: These roles require significant experience and/or completion of the following courses:
- * Safety boat operator: Australian Sailing "Safety Boat Operator" course completion or equivalent. For more details please see Powerboat - Australian Sailing - Resources (sailingresources.org.au)
- * Mark lay: It is desirable that volunteers have a boat licence and have completed the Australian Sailing "Mark Laying" course. This is a free online course that can be found here: Mark Laying Course - Australian Sailing - Resources (sailingresources.org.au)
* Saturday volunteer briefing at 2:00 pm
* Sunday volunteer briefing at 12:00 midday.
Members, staff, volunteers and visitors are encouraged to review the club safety documents. These documents are updated from time to time as required.
Last updated 08:22 on 17 December 2021