SYCSA relies on over 100 volunteers to help in the running of the Association. We are always happy to get offers of help and enquiries from newcomers.

If you are considering volunteering, here is some information for you to consider:

  • All volunteers are unpaid.
  • All volunteers must be registered with the Association by Siân Sedgwick-Wilde.
  • All regular volunteers are CRB checked at Enhanced Disclosure Level at no cost to the volunteer.
  • Parent volunteers who help onshore need to complete a Self Declaration form for their CRB check.

As a registered volunteer you can be:

Ashore Help in the galley
Saturday Club helper
First Aider
Sailing Competent Helm
Instructor (AI, DI, SI)
Race Officer
Powerboats Assistant
Driver (Level 2 upwards)

Whether you are a volunteer, a helper or a interested parent you are welcome to help run the Association by joining the Committee at our annual AGM. To ensure that SYCSA’s volunteers have appropriate training our volunteers are invited to attend an annual Induction day.

To ensure that SYCSA has enough volunteers with RYA qualifications we will provide financial support for volunteers to attend recognised courses.

Tidal Experience Week

One of the benefits of being a registered and active volunteer is that you are eligible to apply for the SYCSA Tidal Experience week.