Discover Sailing Day 2019
Sunday 10 November 2019
Discover Sailing Day at RMYS, we will build on the format used last year and create an entertaining and interesting event which attracts visitors to RMYS. Taking people for a sail is a big part of the day however there will be lots more to involve families, potential junior sailors and social members. We want to welcome people who simply would like to walk through the building and appreciate its history and charm. This is also a significant community activity with a focus on engaging our neighbours. I encourage all members to embrace this great community event which is a fantastic opportunity to promote your yacht club.
Activities to be available
Entertainment for Children
Members bar open
Our objectives are:
to engage non-members with RMYS
to enthuse people to become involved in sailing
to promote Royal Melbourne Sail Training Academy
To make all of this happen we need lots of volunteers.
Activities commence at 1000 and conclude 1600 with a thank you volunteer BBQ.
Your working bee levy will be credited by assisting in Discover Sailing Day
Tasks requiring volunteers are:
| ON WATER – if you are able to assist, please contact Colin |
Make boats available, includes yachts and motorboats
Boat Crew – assist owners/skippers
RIB drivers – take visitors out on club RIBS
Boat Coordinators – stay on marina, allocate visitors to boats and
hand out showbags.
| OFF WATER – if you are able to assist, please contact Jan |
Walkers to marina – walk visitors out to the marina and back, this is a good opportunity to talk to people on the way out and find out their interests and then on the way back how they enjoyed the experience and assess their membership potential.
Tour guides – show visitors around RMYS and explain some of it’s
Registration table – process visitors
Welcoming hosts – mainly based at gates and entrances and guide
visitors to the registration area
All Day BBQ chefs – keep the sausages going all day.
“DJ” or at least a play list – can anyone assist with a playlist on a USB stick or maybe even a DJ with equipment.
Many volunteers are required to do each task properly and allow people to take breaks. It would be great if you are available all day however that is often difficult so let us know when you can assist.
Amy will commence digital marketing this week, please promote this to your friends and contacts. Last year we had around 250 visitors and could easily have handled many more so the promotion will be broader and more intense.
Four weeks to go this Sunday.