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Post Options Post Options   Quote getafix Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Oct 17 at 5:01pm
Isn't the 'feel' and approachability of a club more a people issue than an environmental one?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Do Different Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Oct 17 at 5:11pm
Slightly off track from adopted classes question. But yes of course the feel of a club is about people, however, perhaps a small club solely volunteer run more easily fosters a spirit of camaraderie than a club where the members are treated and feel like customers.
Quite obviously a generalisation..............................?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote NickM99 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Oct 17 at 9:24pm
The trick is to boost the camaraderie within an OD class/handicap fleet/club membership without making it seem exclusive to others. Clubs with a "fantastic atmosphere among mates" have folded because they could not be bothered to welcome in newcomers.
Likewise if a club seems to be "all about racing" it will drive away both non-racing members who help to boost the membership numbers and newbies who might want to progress to racing one day.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Do Different Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Oct 17 at 9:38pm
Very true about any grouping of people and something to be aware of, what one can see as a very friendly club / class / fleet  all mucking in another can see as a closed clique.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Oct 17 at 11:03pm
My club bends over backwards to make new members feel welcome, to the point that a new member 'T'boned clubs Enterprise, totally destroyed port side of boat, probably a write off, but club decided not to pursue matter through insurers.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zippyRN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Oct 17 at 12:06am
Originally posted by 423zero

My club bends over backwards to make new members feel welcome, to the point that a new member 'T'boned clubs Enterprise, totally destroyed port side of boat, probably a write off, but club decided not to pursue matter through insurers.


Not quite sure I understand  your  comment  wrt insurers.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote turnturtle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Oct 17 at 4:25am
The club paid for the repair themselves Iím guessing? Rather than getting legal through the insurance process... not the most friendly for someone who is less familiar with dinghy racing.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Oct 17 at 6:56am
ZippyRN,
Club told him not to worry about it, just one of those things, didn't ask him for his insurance details etc.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zippyRN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Oct 17 at 12:20am
Originally posted by 423zero

ZippyRN,
Club told him not to worry about it, just one of those things, didn't ask him for his insurance details etc.


so the new member was in another boat ? 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Oct 17 at 6:55am
ZippyRN,
Yes, he has a newish 2 hander Comet derivative, his grand son was crewing, quite spectacular collision, one worthy of publishing on YouTube.
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