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The Annual General Meeting will take place at the Clubrooms at 4 pm on Saturday, 23 June 2018.
This notice invites Club members to nominate for election to the General Committee or to the Sailing Committee using the form below. Forms may also be obtained from the office.
Notices of motion are also invited from members. The secretary must receive notices of motion at least 30 days before the Annual General Meeting (24 May 2018).
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The club relies on everybody to do their bit so we can all enjoy ourselves on and off the water.
Club Volunteer Duty roster is now available, download it here and put the dates in your diary.
It's your responsibility to find a replacement if you can't do your allocated duty
This program is conducted by the Training Centre to fulfil the following objectives:
The Sailing For Schools activities are aimed at both Primary and Secondary schools as follows:
Years 5 - 6 are conducted in Opti Trainer dinghies with all activities being restricted to within 200 metres of the shore line, while Secondary school activities are carried out using Pacer Dinghies sailed in the race area of the club and on occasions a passage along the beach to a picnic area.
The Primary program is suitable for Year 6 Students. The Secondary program is suitable for Year 7 to Year 12 Students.
The Instructor Student ratio is Approximately 1:6. A typical group is 18 - 21 Students. Staff for the program consists of 1 Senior Instructor, 2 Instructors Assistants and 1 Group Supervisor (responsible school teacher).
The staff involved in presenting this program should be qualified as follows:
Instructor - Yachting Australia Endorsed Sailing Instructor
Instructor's Assistant - McCrae Yacht Club approved Instructor's Assistant and holder of Recreational Power Boat Licence.
A teacher appointed by the particular school, and shall have knowledge of the student's physical ability and hold a Current Senior First Aid Certificate. (Note: It is preferable that this be the regular class teacher)
Participants in the program must be confident in the water and be able to swim 25m while wearing a PFD.
The Instructor is responsible for (but with the assistance of the instructorÂ¹s assistants) the overall presentation of the program which includes the safety of all participants. He/she is also responsible for the decision to modify the program to suit prevailing conditions at the time, and to make the decision to go on the water or not.
The Group Supervisor is responsible for the well being of all participants. This is not to say that they are responsible for the technical safety aspects of the program, but rather if a participant is unwell, suffering from cold or injured then it is the group supervisors responsibility to provide care or arrange appropriate treatment.
Participants are to work together as a team and make every effort to keep the boat upright (except during capsize practice) and call for assistance if required.
Sailing on the water will only take place when rescue facilities are available for emidate use.PFD's will be provided by the Yacht Club and are to be worn at all times while afloat. Protective clothing is to be provided by the participants (see below).
This is an out doors activity exposed to the elements and participants must be prepared to go into the water. Sun screen is required even on overcast days. Participants shall have their own wet suit or warm woollen pullover, and a spray jacket is required to keep the wind off. Old sneakers are recommended but not essential.
This is the School Group Supervisor's responsibility. However, if the School Group supervisor is unable to carry out their responsibility for any reason then the Instructor must be ready to provide first aid care, arrange for an Ambulance or other transport or medical assistance as may be required at any time.
The crew of each boat are responsible for each other and if they require assistance they are to wave to attract attention. If the conditions on the water become unsafe for any reason then the instructors are to remove the crews from the boats (leaving the boats at sea) and return them to the shore.
This activity while not specifically mentioned in the Department of Education Guidelines, is a specialised activity that requires special supervision and a responsible attitude from the participants to achieve on water safety aspects of the sport. The program presents a challenge to the students which emphasises the need for team work. The program is designed to teach the basic fundamentals of working together as a team to take control of a sailing dinghy.
The format of the program is as follows:
This activity can be conducted in 2 hours or spread over 3 hours depending on the school requirements. As the students can become cold or lose concentration, the on water component should not exceed 1 hour, as this has a effect on the safety aspects of the activity.
As a great deal of time is spent in preparation for school activities, such as: unlocking, locking up, cleaning, launching and retrieving patrol boats, setting up the classroom, putting away the sailing boats, drying PFDs and generally packing up, it is important that we conduct at least 2 sessions per day.