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Sailing School Volunteer

June Volunteer Opportunities


Helping with boats and equipment: No skills needed. We can always use a helping hand to get boats and equipment out and put away.
Helping with rigging/derigging: The first two days the students need help with the rigging, launching and derigging upon return. Don't know how to rig a Sunfish? We'll show you. This is a good task if you can only be there for the first or last half of class.
Safety Boat - Driver/Assistant: We have a Whaler that is used for coaching and to assist students if necessary. In addition to the driver and instructor, we also like to have another person on board to assist if needed. If you have been checked out on the Whaler, we would appreciate your time. If you have not been checked out, but have motor boat experience, let use know.
Sailing/coaching from the water: If you love to sail and would like to coach from the water, you can use a club boat or bring your own (no keelboats please). We have even had volunteers coach from paddle boards. On higher wind days, coaches may go out with students on the Holder 14s and/or Hobie waves if comfortable with those boats.
Working/sailing with students who need extra help: Some students take longer to pickup sailing and can become frustrated. If a student is really struggling, it's helpful to have a volunteer sail with the student for a bit to provide one on one coaching.

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We understand that plans may change. You will be added to the volunteer list for the days you indicate below. An email will go out a week before the class starts asking you to confirm if you are still available. You can also email tsilence@sailmanawa.com if your plans change.

We usually need the most help on the first two days of class. If you can only attend for part of a class, just note in the comments section.

Sailing 1 - Session A - Saturday Mornings
Sailing 1 - Session B - Monday - Thursday evenings
Sailing 1 - Session C - Monday - Thursday evenings
July (Sail 1 - Sessions D & E and Sail 2 - Session A)
TRAIN THE TRAINERS: The Sailing School is looking for volunteers who are interested in becoming instructors for the Sail 1 Class. Under the "Train the Trainers" program, we would work with you at your own pace. If you decide that teaching is right for you, then you would become an assistant instructor and move up to instructor when you and the primary instructor feel you are ready.