Haversham Sailing Club is run by volunteers, therefore the success of the club depends entirely upon the commitment and enthusiasm of its members. We ask all our members to commit to 4 days a year helping out with important duties. Duty rotas are customarily issued in 4-monthly cycles, emailed individually to all members as appropriate, posted on the club notice board and on the website.
Please endeavour to contact each other well in advance of your scheduled duty to ensure that all rostered members are available and to minimise the risk of ‘no-shows’. The rota secretaries are not clairvoyant so there will inevitably be instances where the scheduled duty is not convenient, or where unexpected circumstances arise that prevent a member from fulfilling a duty. The onus is on each club member to arrange a swap, which is why each duty rota is circulated with contact telephone numbers. These latter, for the obvious reasons of confidentiality, are NOT published on the website. Members seeking a swap may well post messages on the WhatsApp Forum or on our Facebook group, but experience shows that direct phone contact is often more effective. Please ensure the relevant Rota secretary is notified.
Please consult the rotas linked below and find out additional information from the club Calendar.
Safety boat crew(s) should report for duty at least one hour before the start of the first race or event. For normal Sunday Series racing this will invariably be 09h00. For any other events please consult the individual rota or the club calendar. Crews should always bear in mind that it may be necessary for one or both to enter the water to deal with a rescue or recovery situation. Crews should therefore dress appropriately for the conditions. Please bear in mind that wet or dry suits are mandatory between November and March (ie: outside British Summer Time). Crews should always observe the fundamental club rule that a buoyancy aid must at all times be worn on the water.
Work Parties Held customarily on the last Saturdays in February and October respectively. There is no obligation to attend Work Parties, but jobs don’t get done unless members volunteer. All help, no matter how modest, is very welcome.