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Help me get involved

Whilst the Club has a small, dedicated team of full time staff including the Club Secretary, most of the club activities are run by the members, for the members. This means that there are plenty of opportunities to get more involved with the Club by offering to assist. From learning to drive the safety ribs to assisting with club maintenance, its a great way of helping the club, and of meeting other members.

There are many ways to get involved, some of which are listed below.

Dinghy race management

Sailing, particularly dinghy sailing is very labour intensive in terms of the support required.

All who sail are benefiting (maybe unknowingly) from the voluntary efforts of many people at international. national and local levels.

Organising this continued support is one of the biggest challenges facing sailing and whilst LTSC enjoys considerable support from a wide range of volunteers, there is an ongoing need to train and support existing volunteers and to find new volunteers to spread the load..

By volunteering you will be able to share experiences and gain from the camaraderie and knowledge of fellow volunteers whilst carrying out an activity that interests you and which enables you to return some of the benefits you have received from other volunteers and thereby supporting the sport and the club.

As time goes by and with increasing legislation, less availability of volunteers and a greater willingness by some to pay rather than volunteer, it is necessary for some tasks to be transferred from the voluntary sector to paid staff.

The essential difference is that whilst the Club can direct staff to undertake the work that is needed or sub contract specialist work, volunteers are contributing time and effort on the basis of their own free will.

It is in the best interests of the Club and its members that volunteers are found appropriate roles so if you feel that your time, effort, skills could be better used to assist the club please let the Club Secretary or Sailing Secretary know.

opportunities to develop knowledge and skills

The RYA has set up a website www.ryavolunteering.org.uk aimed at volunteers and has developed a volunteer charter.

The RYA, and affiliated clubs such as LTSC recognise that volunteers require satisfying work and personal development and will seek to help volunteers meet these needs as well as providing the induction and training for them to do their work effectively and safely

If you are interested then please contact the Club Secretary or the  Sailing Secretary

 

The Tuesday Club

The Tuesday Club is a group of members about 30 in number who help out with numerous jobs around the Club, but mainly associated with work the Bosun would normally do such as maintenance to the Club boats and racing marks. New helpers are always welcome whatever your level of experience. Contact: John Freshwater

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