As you know by now, the State Open and Masters Championships will be hosted at DBSC on 18-19 November. All members are encouraged to sail, both for the experience and the fun. If you can sail in a DBSC race, you can sail in the States — just think of it as a normal Saturday on the Harbour. Entry forms are here.
We need volunteers please. As flagged in last week’s newsletter please email the people identified below if you can help with particular tasks. We would appreciate “all hands-on deck”.
(a) Parking – we need someone to operate the gate to Double Bay Primary School and collect the parking fee, all of which will be donated to the school. This will run from 9.00am until about 11.30am on the Saturday and from 8.00am to about 9.30am on the Sunday. People who are intending to sail can volunteer for this. If you can do this for an hour or more, please email Pippa: email@example.com
(b) Support vessels – we need two experienced volunteers for the finish boat to assist Leanne Narborough and Ros Read record the finish for both days. We also need one experienced volunteer for the start boat (the Jazzman) for both days to help Col Chidgey (PRO for the regatta) and Clare (driver and assistant PRO). Col has asked for people who are “smart and don’t get seasick”. If you think you fit that description, please contact Michael: firstname.lastname@example.org
(c) Rigging area management – we need people from 9.00am onwards on the Saturday and about 8.30am onwards on the Sunday to assist Martin White and Pat Levy direct traffic through Steyne Park. Sunday is particularly important because we must share the park with the 18s. Again, people who are sailing can volunteer for this. If you can help with this, please contact Martin: email@example.com
(d) Canteen – Paul needs help running the canteen for the weekend. We need help on Saturday from 9.00am until 11.00am and after racing for the post-race BBQ, and we need help on Sunday from about 8.30am until 10.00am and again after racing for the post-race BBQ. People who are sailing can also volunteer for this. If you can help with this, please contact Paul: firstname.lastname@example.org
(e) Beach clean-up – there will be a beach clean-up two-weeks prior, on 4 November after racing finishes, as low tide is around 3.15pm. All we need is a small amount of time when people come back ashore prior to de-rigging. We will have supplies of gloves and some bags. If you can help with this, please contact Justin: JDavey@ozspan.com
(f) Club preparation working bee — there will be a working bee one week prior, on 11 November at 11am, to prepare the club house, fill the holes in the ground around the two boat ramps and a workshop clean up. If you can assist, please email JDavey@ozspan.com