The participation of volunteers has a big strategic importance for any event – volunteers create an atmosphere of hospitality and friendliness, they help communicate the values and messages, for the sake of which an event is organized: be it a regatta, a race, or a festival.
Volunteers have always participated in the events of Saint-Petersburg Yacht Club. Volunteers played a key role at large-scale competitions of Sailing Academy, took an active part in the events of Poltava Shipyard. Even the most difficult international regattas from the organizational point of view - Extreme Sailing Series, Nord Stream Race, and Sailing Champion League – have always brought in volunteers.
In 2019, we call for volunteers to participate in four large sailing projects of Saint-Petersburg Yacht Club:
Nord Stream Race Regatta
Sailing Champion League Regatta
St. Petersburg Phase of National Sailing League Races
Youth World Championship in Olympic Class RS:X.
All in all, we plan to gather around 100 volunteers, train them and get involved in the organization of four regattas.
Volunteers will complete tasks in the teams of technical support and hospitality service. A separate group of volunteers is comprised of liaison officers. This type of organizational assistance evolved during the training sailing ships regattas (The Tall Ships' Races, Cutty Sark, Operation Sail). Liaison Officer is a volunteer, who is assigned to one of the participating teams. He helps guests feel at home in an unfamiliar city, as well as connects the participants of the regatta with the organizing committee.
The Volunteers Program 2019 starts in February. There will be two introductory presentational meetings in March. Potential volunteers will learn more about the regattas, requirements of the organizers, and what bonuses they will receive at the end of the season. In April and May, the participants of the program will have a training according to a special scheme, including sailing practical lessons among other things. In summer, those, who finish the training successfully, will find themselves in the very heart of amazing sailing events in St. Petersburg.