The RS Games are coming to Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) for the duration of August this year. Promising to be a true celebration of the life-long community and lifestyle that is so special to many sailors around the world.
WPNSA, the Olympic Regatta hosts, have all the experience and space needed for such an enormous event, which looks set to top the last massive RS Games that saw 9 classes and 900 competitors back in 2011. Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour between them provide some of the best and most versatile race areas in the UK. WPNSA have been awarded event sustainability recognition, proudly achieving ISO20121 standard, which compliments RS Sailing’s own sustainability focus.
What about Volunteers?
As with many events, the RS Games can’t happen successfully without volunteers and WPNSA are well established in running successful events with a hugely committed team of volunteers. WPNSA volunteers generously give their time to help with the race management of our events. There are a variety of roles from helping on-shore in the race office, trollies, measurement, to roles afloat on the committee boat, safety cover and mark laying to name a few.
Andrew: “I helped out here during the London 2012 sailing events. I enjoyed the volunteering and making new friends and the sounds and smell of the sea soon rekindled my lifelong love of boats and sailing. Being retired, I had the time available for more voluntary work and WPNSA were taking on volunteers so everything came together perfectly; it was all in the timing. The academy encourages its volunteers and rightly sets high standards. I’m in my third season now, have passed several qualifying courses and am a regular member of the on-water safety team, operating in ribs and helping to ensure safe sailing for everyone on race days.”
WPNSA actively encourages anyone to come along and volunteer. You do not need any previous experience in helping at sailing events or qualifications, just a smile and enthusiasm! WPNSA are delighted to welcome new volunteers to the fold and happy to do training whether onshore or the water.
For more information, and testimonials from volunteers at WPNSA, visit WPNSA.org.uk