Volunteering at Events
ITCA (GBR) relies on the support of parents/guardians to run our events. There are many different volunteering opportunities available, many of which do not require any experience or technical knowledge.
Please take some time to consider the volunteer duties below, and let us know what you are able to assist with by emailing our Events Manager.
Please note, if you are interested in a particular role but are concerned about lack of experience, we are able to offer assistant/training positions by pairing you with an experienced volunteer whilst you learn the role.
ON SHORE VOLUNTEER ROLES:
An indoor role for several volunteers on Saturday morning (usually 08:45 – 10:00). Collect registration packs before the official start. Follow instructions on prepared packs to register all competitors, hand out flight ribbons and then help sort entry forms in championship number order. (No experience or technical knowledge required)
An indoor role for the whole day, or morning/afternoon slots, helping with general admin. Answering queries and phoning parents of sailors who retire early etc. (No experience or technical knowledge required)
Are you experienced with the Sailwave system? If so, take the lead inputting results data and producing results for the event, answering scoring queries.
Assist with reading out results sheets for input to the Sailwave system. Suits someone who likes a calm, quiet task and pays attention to detail. (No experience or technical knowledge required)
A Sunday afternoon role, assisting our Prizes Co-ordinator to lay out trophies/prizes in preparation for the prize-giving. (No experience or technical knowledge required)
Assist in putting up all sponsor banners on arrival & taking down again after prize-giving (this can be different people for different slots). (No experience or technical knowledge required)
First Aid Shore
Needs First Aid Certificate as recognised by the RYA (not medical training).
An indoor role for the whole day, or morning/afternoon slots. Using a VHF radio, monitor & record all radio communication, recording all relevant information. Liaise between PRO / CSL / Tally / Beachmaster and Race Office. Have a calm voice at all times.
Several volunteers required. Check all tally bands are in place once registration is closed. Hand out tally bands to all sailors, report to bridge any tallies still on board immediately after launch. One person to stay with the Tally board all day to record retirees etc (this can be split into shifts and does not need to be the same volunteer all day). All tally volunteers to help collect tallies at the end of sailing. Report to bridge when all tallies accounted for. (No experience or technical knowledge required)
Wear a high vis jacket, carry a radio and megaphone. Co-ordinate the safe launch & recovery of sailors. Liaise with tally board / bridge about launch times / missing tallies / retirees. This task requires someone that is confident using a vhf radio, talking to others and communicating instructions.
Launch & Recovery
Numerous volunteers required. Assist the Beachmaster to launch & recover all Toppers. Wear relevant clothing / footwear to go in the water. (No experience or technical knowledge required)
Rib Launch & Recovery
Several volunteers required to assist with the launch & recovery of the Class and volunteer ribs. (No experience or technical knowledge required)
You do not need to be a professional, just someone who enjoys taking pictures! Using your own camera or phone to take photos / videos of all the action – either ashore and/or whilst on the water. Multiple photographers are always welcome. Any photos can be sent via WhatsApp or email to the Race Office at the end of the day. (No experience or technical knowledge required)
ON THE WATER VOLUNTEER ROLES:
Recording start & finish information / managing flags / sound signals etc under the direction of the PRO. This is a good way to get out on the water and see the racing up close (and more comfortable than a RIB). There is a variety of tasks on board to suit all, from those with no experience to those with lots.
Checking who is across the line at the start of the race and recording a backup set of finishing results. A pair of people to call/record numbers and someone strong to lift the anchor when the boat needs moving!
You will need to hold PB2 to helm a Class / Club RIB, following instructions from the CSL. Rib crews do not need experience or qualifications. A variety of tasks to help with the safety of the sailors at all times. Rib helms/crew will need to attend the daily safety briefing.
First Aid Rib
On the water all day as part of the Safety Fleet. Needs First Aid Certificate as recognised by the RYA (not medical training).