Members' Duties

Maidenhead Sailing Club is is a members club. It belongs to its members, and hence we rely on our members to help run the club. To make it fair on every one it is important that we share the responsibility of helping to run the club.

 

Sailing Duties

Members on rostered Sailing Duty provide safety support and coordination for water events like racing or for social days. All members are allocated to teams and expected to help on their allocated day. Each single member or family are scheduled to do approximately three half-day duties each year.

 

Duties are scheduled via the DutyMan web tool. For more information about how sailing duties work, please watch the video and consult the FAQ's section (Sailing Duties category) or download the Dutyman help guide.

If you have any queries, please contact Duty@Maidenheadsc.org.uk.

Site Maintenance

We carry out site maintenance via our volunteers. Please see the Harbourmaster to offer help. Tasks required include building maintenance, construction of structures, cleaning and gardening. With plenty to do, a job can always be found to suit your skills and ability! In addition, we have two work parties every year, one in April and the other in October. We use these to have a big communal clear up of our grounds before and after the main season, or where we need a lot of help to do major projects. Hot drinks and food is usually available on these occasions to fuel the workers!

Social and Training Volunteering Opportunities

Organising and running our social activities also requires volunteers from the membership. If you like interacting and helping people at the club while socialising with others, please send us an email here.

Areas where you can help the club community:

  • Support promotional events open to the general public e.g. the club open day or a presence at local events and fairs

  • Be part of the communications team, posting in the club's social media, helping maintaining this website and contributing to the newsletter

  • Join the bar team, and help the club to open the bar more often from behind the counter

  • Join the New Members Ambassador Team and meet with new or prospective members to show them around the club and explain where things are and make them feel welcome

  • Support training our Youth and Juniors, either by becoming a club Assistant Instructor or just supporting training or youth activities as a volunteer from land or on the water (e.g. preparing hot drinks for the young sailors or crewing a safety boat).

Join the committees

The club is run by two committees, the General Purpose Committee and the Sailing Committee. All committee members are volunteers, dedicating their own time to run the club. If you feel like you want to contribute a bit more to your club, please consider taking any vacant roles. Depending on the role, committee members will require an average dedication of 10 hours per month.

Roles that are currently available are:

  • Membership Secretary

  • Solo Fleet Captain

If you are interested in taking on any of these roles please let us know here.