Whitefriars Sailing club is owned and run by its members and the continued success of the Club is due to the dedication and enthusiasm of our members. Without this continued support, the club wouldn’t be able to offer such a broad and varied programme of training, sailing and social events.

It is a condition of membership that, unless an exemption has been agreed by the Executive Committee, all adult members carry out at least one duty per year. Many members do more than this but please remember that this is the minimum requirement.

You can choose from a range of duties (see below) and all duties are available in the Members Portal. This makes it easy for members to volunteer for their preferred duty as well as manage and swap duty allocations between each other. Please note that once you have signed up for a duty, if you find that you cannot make it, it is your responsibility to arrange a swap.  

Some duties require certain specialist knowledge and expertise (Race Officer and Safety Officer), therefore some members may find themselves allocated to more than one duty a year.  Please be assured the organiser makes every effort to minimise the number of duties per member and we are extremely grateful to those members who carry out multiple duties.

We run training through the season for Race Officers and Safety Officers. We encourage as many members as possible to attend these sessions.  Although the training is not required for the assistant roles, it is helpful and a pathway to more responsibility. The more you know how to do, the more choice you have over duties.


Duty Instructions