New con­tact sys­tem for skip­pers and crew

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

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.whit­sun­day­sail­ing­

TWI­LIGHT TIME: Lo­cal boat Riff Raff is one of the reg­u­lar com­peti­tors in the Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club's weekly twi­light rac­ing se­ries.

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