All Langstone Sailing Club Members are expected to do a minimum of 3 duties per year.
Duties should not be seen as a chore - they help you interact with other members of the club. The volunteering of members makes the club the success it is so please come along and help.
Members who do not fulfill all their duties could be fined £50 per duty.
You can volunteer by clicking on the link below :
Choose a duty and click the "Volunteer" button.
THANK YOU for helping us to ensure the smooth running of the club, by carrying out your DUTY.
If members are unable to carry out the identified duty, we ask that they use the online duty system to swap with someone who can carry out a similar role.
Any questions contact our Duty Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
If not using the direct link above you can access Duty Roster via the
If you are a member and do not have access then please email
email@example.com and we'll help get you up and running.
If you know you have an account and have forgotten your login details then you can get password reminders from the members area.
Duties involve activities such as the following :
ON THE WATER DUTIES ( Dinghy Cruise & Dinghy Racing ) :
Race Officer, Race Officer Assistant, Patrol Boat Driver, Patrol Boat Assistant
Volunteer by clicking on either of the links :
SOCIAL & DINGHY CRUISE Duties
DINGHY RACING Duties
These duties involve running dinghy races, social sails, cruises and accompanying the boats around the course. Full training can be given to anyone interested, or members can learn on the job by being assistants on the day.
For all Dinghy Racing Duties : duties start time have been set 1h before the event start time. This is to ensure the race start time is respected.
If you are the patrol boat driver ensure you have the combination for the key safe and have done a RIB familiarisation session with the Bosun, David West.
If you are the patrol boat assistant please be prepared in case you have to go in the water.
WORK PARTY DUTIES - ESTATE MAINTENANCE:
Volunteer by clicking on the link :
WORK PARTY Duties
When you opt for a Work Party you may be part of a large group of people doing jobs such as cutting hedges, painting, window cleaning, scrubbing the slipway or a multitude of other tasks.
If you are on a Work Party you should arrive at 08:45 for a cuppa and to hear what you will be doing.
Wear old clothes and have wellies in case you are outside. It's a good idea to phone the organiser a few days before to see if there are any tools you can bring or if there are some jobs you might be particularly suited to.
Because Work Parties are arranged well in advance, the task descriptions are not definite and you may be allocated to a different team on the day.
Contact Ray firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bar (this currently counts as half a duty). You will need supervised training before volunteering for bar duty. Ask at the bar for details. The bar is the heart of the club and the best place to make those new contacts and find out what is happening. You won't find better prices anywhere- real ale, good quality wines, snacks and soft drinks.
Bar opening times are:-
Wednesday 8.00-10.30 and Friday evening between 8.00 - 11.00pm
Saturday and Sunday between 12.00 - 3.00 pm.
The bar is also open at other times when events are planned or after racing, as required.
Volunteer by clicking on the link :
Turn up at 12.00 on allotted duty day. If this is your first galley duty there will be a member of the House Committee there to explain the routine and how everything works - it's not difficult and there are always two people on duty.
Please inform the House Secretary a week prior to your duty day if you are preparing a 'Special Dish'. We will then promote this to ensure that members are aware of what will be available, and therefore support your efforts.
Check Galley Duty Guidelines HERE
The galley is open from 12.30 to 2.30 on Saturdays and Sundays, except during August. If doing a galley duty, you need to turn up by 12.00 to start preparation.
Last updated 19:45 on 19 June 2021