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    Posted: 24 Jan 19 at 7:27pm
Here in rural Oxfordshire, we addressed this by dividing up the duties. If you race, you do race duty or patrol boat, social/swimmers/others get the option of cooking lunch on a Sunday, or doing manual labour at work parties. Outcome? We get pretty much full race teams, superb Sunday lunches and loads of people happy to get wet and muddy on the winter work parties. Plus a few specialist roles. Give members the opportunity to do what they are happy with, and they will generally do it.

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Some thoughts;

Can you rationalize the number of people required to do duties to a minimum, for instance on a small lake with small fleets noe person could do the Race Officer and Flags Duty, especially if you could incorporate some automation.

In my club, there is a tendency to take on more and more events, but rely on the same pool of volunteers, I would advise against this or risk volunteer fatigue.  In fact I would advise tailoring the number of races to match the available number of volunteers.

Doing duties is an intrinsic part of the sport, you can usually do a duty that suits you, and can be a useful learning process.

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Very sobering read, perhaps some of the events mentioned in report are partially responsible for drop off in volunteer numbers.
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Looks very useful, thanks!
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This looks pretty comprehensive.
https://www.lawinsport.com/topics/features/item/a-guide-to-complying-with-uk-tax-obligations-for-community-and-amateur-sports-clubs
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To be fair some people are not capable of doing the more technical duties, so you have to give them something they can do, myself for instance, I can't drive safety boat on medical grounds, I can run all aspects of club and racing when I am OOD, that's what I do.
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Competancy is a bit of an issue.. Last season highlighted it for me, I always assume folk know what they're about and I had a bit of a wake up call early last season. So it's all very well getting volunteers, but sea capable, especially if there's a bit of a sea running, so we turned it around by running some half decent power/safety boat courses. So it can be a bit of a break from the mundane, rescue boat duty, but given some of the incidents include removing Hornets who want to park on the rocks, to towing in becalmed boats against the tide, so we can call on none racers from other club members, but it involves probably a higher level of training than you might have to give for inland water. Especially when even the allegedly highly trained inshore rescue mob often come to grief. As to getting volunteers that do know how to do it, to actually step up, extreme ironic abuse is often levelled at the fairweather types, there isn't really any other way, if you offered a buyout we'd have no-one.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jan 19 at 7:42pm
That's per person, I assume, so family membership would be far higher to be an issue. Maybe posh yacht clubs might get there, but they are likely not CASC.
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So a typical CASC sailing club can charge 520pa without needing to make any "affordability" arrangements. Minus perhaps the cost of a BA once every few years if they are compulsory. That's not very limiting for most volunteer run dinghy clubs.
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