Thank you to those who attended our sailors meeting on Saturday. A small but viable group attended with most classes represented.
The full meeting will be reported in a range of communications, but after the good news about the 20 year security of the club’s tenure from President Neville, the discussion turned to focus on the changes to the membership process.
Sailors reported ease in using the on line system to renew membership and Commodore Darren reported that a large number of members had renewed. All members are encouraged to access the web site or use the link below and renew their membership.
Vice Commodore Malcolm discussed the new entry system for boats participating in the 2017/2018 sailing season. This now on line use the link at the end of this page. Once helm and crew have renewed their membership, please enter your boat for the coming. If you intend to sail different boats, please enter each one. These entries will be recorded in our new database and used with our new scoring system. Only members' boats will be entered. Visitors remain particularly welcome and will be recognised in after-sailing presentations but will not be entered into the system for progressive points. Boats not entered by the end of Opening Day will need to enter via a paper form at the course board area.
An issue raised by sailors at the meeting was the fact that the current membership categories require all senior sailors to pay bulk nomination on top of their membership. This is seen as disadvantaging classes with 2 or 3 crew. Board and Committee members have considered and responded to this concern and agreed to introduce a crew membership category at a discounted rate from the full senior sailor rate, but with the same rights other than being able to skipper.
The new category of Senior Sailing Crew membership has been added with a discounted rate of $380.00, if you are a crew and have already paid your membership you can apply to the administration manager for a credit.
The changes to online renewal and boat entry will enable us to have a much greater check of membership. A top priority of the club is to focus on servicing it’s members. Only boats whose helm and crew are financial members will be entered into the scoring system and scored towards season awards. Substitute crew will be possible, please check the Sailing Instructions.
Please use the following links to complete your membership renewal and your boat(s) entry.
Committee of Management