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Choose your 2018 duty dates

Following last year’s successful switch to encouraging members to choose their own duty dates, we are doing the same again for 2018, rather than just assign them at random, maybe roster you for an event that you really want to sail in, etc.

From this coming weekend, you will find a provisional programme pinned to the noticeboard upstairs in the clubhouse.  There will be space to add your name alongside the events.  Please write your name on the chart against 4 dates.  Why not sort out your diary and bring it with you when you come down to get on the water this weekend?

The chart will be there for the rest of this year and for the first couple of winter working party sessions in January.  However, the sooner you get your bid in, the more likely to be successful you are with the dates that you want.  If you are not going to get down to the club before 14th Jan 2018, then please write directly to mike@chorltons.com with your duty roster preferences.  People who write on the chart in the clubhouse will get first refusal on their choices.  If you really aren't going to make it to the club anytime in the next couple of months, please provide 6 possible dates to give us more scope to avoid clashes.  See attached for the provisional programme.

New 2017 members – So far, all the rescue cover, etc has been provided without you having to worry about that side of getting on the water.  Next season will be your first chance to make your contributions to the smooth running of the club.  Early in 2018, you will be requested to attend rescue boat and OOD training so you will be better equipped to assist in those areas.  In the meantime, please do identify dates that you would prefer to do your bit.  If you want to be rescue boat crew, please do not choose dates before June 2018.  However, offering yourself for galley duty presents a very useful opportunity for meeting and getting to know fellow club members, so feel free to choose galley duty dates as early in the season as you like.

Thank you to those who started selecting dates at the AGM.  Plenty more slots to fill!


Mike Chorlton

Sailing Sub-Committee

2018 draft programme 211117

(Written on 23-Nov-17)