New contact system for skippers and crew
TO ASSIST locals and visitors to the area wanting to take part in the weekly twilight yacht race, the Whitsunday Sailing Club (WSC) has set up a new system of online communication between skippers and potential crew.
Those who are interested in becoming crew members on participating racing yachts are now encouraged to register their details on the sailing club website, where they will have direct access to boat owners and skippers.
WSC sailing development officer Tim Parker said in previous years, those wanting to crew used to meet at the club before the race, but these days skippers tended to go directly to their boats, berthed at the local marinas.
“With this new system, skippers and crew can talk directly, with a better chance of getting everyone on a boat,” he said.
The website page also allows skippers to advertise when they need crew.
“There are already boats seeking crew, so if you want to try out sailing, jump online and put your name down as soon as possible,” he said.
For more information visit the crew wanted/available page at www.whitsundaysailingclub.com.au.
TWILIGHT TIME: Local boat Riff Raff is one of the regular competitors in the Whitsunday Sailing Club's weekly twilight racing series.