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Originally posted by Sussex Lad

[QUOTE=H2] ......if many of the Member run clubs don't get a little more creative in their response then the pandemic will do further damage to participation figures and the commercial clubs will flourish.......not what I want personally. 

My old 'home' club, Prestwick SC, took the creative step of offering free membership to anybody this year given the unusual circumstances they found themselves in. I took them up on their offer for old times sake (and it's an excuse to go sail down there for a change) but I'm told it's been a big success locally with people who had considered asking about membership but never quite got round to joining taking them up on the offer. Hopefully they will turn those new members into paying members next year.


Sorry about my brief reply to you post earlier. I was having a brief lunch break. I have no idea how the other forumites find the time to monitor the forum and reply so extensively  Wink

Free Membership. Sounds like a very creative idea and not an idea that a commercial club would ever consider.

I assume the treasurer has done some sums? Are the number of free memberships limited to avoid a deluge?

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Originally posted by Sussex Lad

 

I have no idea how the other forumites find the time to monitor the forum and reply so extensively  Wink

To be fair, there are only about 12 forum members who post anyway. Hugely representative of the sailing community .....
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Originally posted by Sussex Lad

 Free Membership. Sounds like a very creative idea and not an idea that a commercial club would ever consider.

I assume the treasurer has done some sums? Are the number of free memberships limited to avoid a deluge?
I assume they took a considered view on it and decided they had to do something. With the prospect of potentially no sailing this season when lockdown started one of the big worries must have been having members drop out for whatever reason. The free membership keeps people in the club as well as attract new potential members. They are asking for a donation, but it is no means compulsory for anybody. https://www.prestwicksailingclub.co.uk/how-to-join/how-do-i-get-started-sailing

Perhaps the ability to shutdown expenditure and facilities quickly and flexibly is one advantage a community club has over a commercial club who have wages etc to pay regularly.


 

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Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

I disagree, golfing requires a course to be laid out and maintained. Usually over a large area and at much expense. Competitive sailing only needs access to a piece of water, the means to place some marks and the means to start and to record finishing times. Sailing clubs becoming commercial organisations would IMHO, be a very bad thing for the sport.


Letís review this post in 10-15 yrs time (if this forum is still around which I highly doubt - it needs to be put out of its misery and backward thinking) 😉

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If you hate this forum, which has been around longer than 15 years already, why do you post?
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Originally posted by Rupert

Originally posted by Chris_H

Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

I disagree, golfing requires a course to be laid out and maintained. Usually over a large area and at much expense. Competitive sailing only needs access to a piece of water, the means to place some marks and the means to start and to record finishing times. Sailing clubs becoming commercial organisations would IMHO, be a very bad thing for the sport.


Letís review this post in 10-15 yrs time (if this forum is still around which I highly doubt - it needs to be put out of its misery and backward thinking) 😉

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If you hate this forum, which has been around longer than 15 years already, why do you post?

A) I dont 'Hate' this forum. I find it quaintly amusing and archaic
B) There are on very rare occassions, useful nuggets of information
C) C19 has given me loads of free time to nudge and stir the pot to make people think a bit more than just being dinosaurs, such as you..
D) Sailors can be such a strange bunch of f**kers - 
E) IMHO - sailing, clubs, and sailors need a wake-up call, smell the coffee, and welcome in the future




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Lets be honest, there are roughly 12 of you who post here - on what is one of the supposed biggest journals in the UK. 12! Really? And yet some seem to think they represent the thinkings of the sailing community. It is somewhat bizarre. But amusing. I am being deliberately provocative so excuse if you think I am being offensive. 
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There are 12 posters who are persistent negative posters, you know who you are, hiding behind the anonymity of a keyboard.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Chris_H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Aug 20 at 9:02pm
Originally posted by 423zero

There are 12 posters who are persistent negative posters, you know who you are, hiding behind the anonymity of a keyboard.




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E) IMHO - sailing, clubs, and sailors need a wake-up call, smell the coffee, and welcome in the future

I am sure the 12 posters would like to be enlightened as to what the future might hold, and how we might improve the outcome?  I am sure that we might all want to help a favourable outcome, but as time passes I am increasingly of the view that the main priority is to secure decent class racing for as long as I am fit enough to sit a boat out ... selfish maybe ... pragmatic certainly
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