Contents Introduc on ............................................................................................................................... 1 A Star ng Point – Ideas to Ac vate Your Fleet .......................................................................... 2 Ten Top Tips for a Fleet Captain ................................................................................................ 3 1. Expanding Fleets .................................................................................................................... 5 2. Fleet Captains, Organised Events & Coaching ....................................................................... 7 3. Making The Most Of Fleet Deals ............................................................................................ 9 4. Introducing a Personal Handicap System For Racing .......................................................... 11 5. Encouraging Novice Racers .................................................................................................. 13 6. Integra ng Novices and ‘Hardcore’ Racers ......................................................................... 15 SWOT Analysis.......................................................................................................................... 16 Fleet SWOT Analysis ................................................................................................................. 17 Planning.................................................................................................................................... 19 Fleet Ac va on Plan ................................................................................................................ 20 RYA Resources .......................................................................................................................... 22 Example Role Descrip on for Fleet / Class Captain ................................................................. 23
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A Starting Point – Ideas to Activate Your Fleet
What’s going on? Do you know who owns the boats in your fleet? What about the ones in the boat park which never go out? How many of the fleet sailed last season? How many races/cruising sessions did they do? Are the boats in your fleet second boats? Some simple research will give you a good snap shot of what is going on right now with your fleet. This will enable you to move forwards.
Communica on. Have you got their email address/phone number for all the sailors in your fleet? If you can get this informa on you can find out what the fleet wants, why they don’t sail and therefore arrange events specifically for them.
The boat park – arrange for all the fleet to be parked together. This may improve communica on between the fleet within the club.
Organise a get back on the water day for your fleet. This is a perfect way of bringing everyone together at the start of the year to blow the cobwebs away and to get the boats ready for a busy sailing season.
Social events really work, have a BBQ. Ge ng everyone together for a good social is as important for some people as the sailing and will help gel the fleet.
The race itself. Does your club race become a procession following the same 1 – 2 people around the cans? Shorter races may be part of the solu on, allowing for closer racing.
Fleet racing. Can you arrange for a fleet start rather than being mixed in with the Handicap Fleet? If the commi ee can see that you are commi ed to be er 10+ boats out on the water every week you could make the decision easy for them.
Race training could also make a big diﬀerence. This could help to keep newer sailors in the sport as they will see that they are progressing. Some clubs target the end of the RYA Level 2 Course to pick up prospec ve new fleet sailors.
Club boats. Have you got a fleet boat that poten al sailors can borrow/rent for a few races to see if it is the boat for them? See if your club will fund the purchase. 2
Ten Top Tips for a Fleet Captain
Know your sailors: Do you know those who sail the class, but don’t necessarily join in with the fleet? Ge ng to know all the sailors and understanding their needs will help with rela onship building and make it easier to communicate in future.
Communica on: Sailors like to be kept informed regarding upcoming events and results, a last minute nudge may prompt more ac vity on the start line. Think about e‐mail groups, tex ng, Facebook, Twi er or website forums to pass on the message or to get the debates roaring.
Social: People belong to a club for many reasons, the social element being one of the key factors. Think about how to encourage social interac on amongst the fleet. Whether BBQ’s in summer or ten pin bowling in the winter don’t underes mate the power of a good social to get more boats on the water.
Coaching: Pitched at the right level will make a tremendous diﬀerence it may be you need to look at organising more than one event or mul ple coaches to cater for a range of abili es. In addi on if there is coaching for less experienced sailors within your fleet it will encourage be er compe on and prospec ve fleet members will see how accessible your fleet is.
Prizes: People love being rewarded for their achievements, clubs are very good at awarding prizes to the best sailors, but that’s not always beneficial to those losing heart at the back of the fleet. Consider prizes for best capsizes, manoeuvre of the day, most improved, most regular a endance and so on. Think about oﬀering regular prizes to keep people incen vised throughout the season not just at the prize giving.
Promote: If you are keen to encourage more sailors into your fleet why not oﬀer taster sessions or open days where prospec ve sailors can come and try your boats, have a sail with some of your regulars and learn all about the enjoyment your fleet oﬀers.
Variety: As the saying goes ‘Variety is the spice of life.’ If you want to encourage more people to sail in your fleet consider oﬀering a variety of race formats from pursuit races or short courses to speed challenges, it will make life more interes ng and oﬀer the chance for all to do well. Don’t forget about cruising ac vity, nothing wrong with taking a 49er on a picnicking trip! Well maybe not, but you get the idea.
Encourage: It’s important to encourage poten al new fleet members and we’ve talked about promo on. Your exis ng members may need encouragement so think about running a ‘relaxed fun’ session at the club to help people get their boats sorted making them more compe ve. Passing on informa on about rigging systems and newer boats may also help. Running skills clinics from ‘be er trapezing’ to ‘gel coa ng’ can make the diﬀerence. 3
Resources: What resources do you have at your disposal? Even simple resources such as rigging and tuning guides can make life easier for sailors, video cameras and DVDs can also be superb. Club boats are fantas c, yes they take maintenance and care, but managed properly they can make stepping into your class so much more accessible.
Don’t do it alone: Managing a fleet can be a full me job, it’s always worth delega ng responsibility for tasks where possible and many members will enjoy being involved. Remember there is o en a lot of support available from class associa ons. This can take various forms and will vary depending on the class, but well worth checking out. If you’re not sure of how to get in touch with them try searching online. Don’t forget the RYA is here to help you develop par cipa on so don’t hesitate to get in touch with your Regional Development Oﬃcer.
1. Expanding fleets Case study: Penarth Yacht Club Penarth Yacht Club is situated on the Severn Estuary in South Wales just outside of Cardiﬀ. It has a strong membership, and runs training and racing throughout the year for both youths and adults. It is an RYA Training Centre and has an ac ve social calendar. The club also has some of the largest dal ranges in the country but has successfully con nued to maintain a compe ve race fleet in the Enterprise fleet for many years. The club has tradi onally been an Enterprise club and runs a Sunday Series all year round, and in the summer increases this to a Wednesday night series and a Saturday series. Although the club had a strong Enterprise fleet they realised that they were losing sailors who were unable to find crews or preferred racing in single‐handers. To combat this, the club started looking towards crea ng a singlehanded fleet of Lasers. Ini ally the club looked to purchase a number of second hand Lasers to help develop the fleet. They then approached their Regional Development Oﬃcer and were oﬀered the support of coaches to run a weekend clinic as an introduc on to Laser Sailing. The clinic was split into two groups, the first group of sailors who had li le to no experience of centre‐ mainsheet sailing (most club members had learnt in Enterprises which are a ‐main) and the second group, for those who could sail centre‐mained but wanted to improve and learn how to sail a Laser properly. In addi on to the two lead coaches employed, the club also had a number of keen instructors who wished to learn more about the Laser and how best to introduce sailors to the boat. The club hired 10 Lasers from the nearby commercial training centre for the weekend and then adver sed to all their members and past members who had le the club in the last two years. The weekend proved a success with over 20 sailors turning up for the weekends training, including a number of the Enterprise sailors who have recently found it hard to find crews, and had dropped out of the race scene.
A er this ini al training weekend the Laser race series was founded, which starts two minutes a er the tradi onal Enterprise race starts. To ensure the success of the programme, a Level 2 Racing Coach has also been along to a number of the sessions to oversee the racing and oﬀer any hints or ps on how the sailors can improve their Laser sailing, as well as helping the club instructors further their knowledge. The Club now has on average 10‐12 Lasers racing regularly. Learning Points:
The club realised that by only catering for double handed racing they were losing possible members, but for very li le outlay they now have more members and a compe ve Laser fleet. Club volunteer instructors were up skilled of which two have now completed the Racing Coach Level 2 award. The Club held the first Welsh Laser Championships in 2009 which proved successful in both promo ng the club and the club held a na onal event. The Club have now introduced single handed sailing into their training programme for adults.
2. Fleet captains, organised events & coaching Case study: Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club is run by its members to promote and enjoy the sport of sailing. Membership is open to people of all ages and abili es, from champions to complete novices. It is mainly a racing club but anyone who wants to sail a dinghy or windsurfer is welcome. The club is open to all monohulls less than 21' and is situated at the western end of Pennington Flash, which is a 70 hectare lake near Leigh in Lancashire. Members come from a wide area including Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cheshire and Merseyside. The club is an RYA Training Centre for sailing, power‐boa ng and an RYA Sailability Centre and caters for all ages, abili es and ap tudes. Summer racing takes place on Saturday and Sunday a ernoons, and Wednesday evenings. Sailing also takes place on Friday evenings but is a bit more leisurely with safety boat support, but no racing. Winter racing is on Sunday a ernoons star ng at 12:30 and visitors are welcome. The racing has both handicap starts and fleet specific starts to encourage the growth of certain classes with fleet racing but also to allow anyone to take part. It was evident that there was poten al for developing a new Laser fleet and the club signed up to the Ac vate your Laser programme. Leigh and Lowton SC have managed to ac vate their Lasers and create a strong Laser fleet at the club by alloca ng a fleet captain to look a er the needs and wishes of the Laser class, as well as providing year round combina on of events ‐ racing and coaching opportuni es that provide ac vity for everyone. Some examples of the things they have done to increase and sustain the interest in the Laser fleet, besides the class specific starts on racing weekends and evenings are:
Club champion events throughout the year: four club trophy days at the end of each series with half the races to count. Club champion awards are made in Laser, Solo and Handicap fleets. Encouraged members to compete in the Laser Northern circuit with the club hos ng one of the 20 events in the area. One day Laser opens: 3 races with prizes for 1st Lady, 1st Radial, 1st Youth & 1st Overall. Sent four teams to compete in the Laser class at the Southport 12 hour race. Laser Race Coaching days: Focusing on those who have done some racing before and are rela vely new to Lasers, so really looking to iron out boat handling and ge ng some structured me on the water under the watchful eye of a qualified RYA Racing Coach.
Appoin ng a fleet captain is a great way to make sure you are providing what the members want. 7
A whole programme of events, racing and coaching is needed to keep people enthused and en ce others. Club volunteers ‘up skilled’ to become Level 2 Racing Coach’s so they can provide ‘in house’ race coaching.
3. Making the most of fleet deals Case study: No s County Sailing Club As part of an on‐going project to develop club Laser fleets, Chris Huﬀen, Sales Execu ve from Laser Performance, went to No s Sailing Club at the end of August to have a chat with them and see if they would be interested in the Laser fleet deal. This is his report from that visit. The club itself is an old disused gravel pit, about 20 minutes from No ngham’s suburbs and I assumed would be a typical local club with an ageing boat park and declining turn out on race days. I was very wrong. When I arrived, I was greeted by a sea of sails, about 15 of which were Laser’s. As soon as I pitched up, I had a crowd of volunteers helping me oﬀ load my boat and get rigged. To test the water, I jumped in my Laser and headed out to do the first race and was amazed at the standard of the boats in the fleet. Lunch quickly followed and I sat down with a few of the guys from the fleet and the clubs fleet captain to have a chat with them. I was surprised to find out that the club regularly turns out 20 Lasers for Sunday racing and had over 50 a end its Laser open day earlier in the year. Once I had started to let them know about the fleet deal we were oﬀering, a number got on board straight away and by the end of the day, everyone on site had been told about the “great deal Laser were oﬀering”. Since coming back to the oﬃce, seven people have signed up for new boats, with an increasing list of spares such as sails, top covers and blocks for club members who want to fit their own boats out with new kit. The great thing about the fleet deal means that we are oﬀering people the chance to kit their old Laser’s out with new kit and make them compe ve again with some fantas c discounts. The aim of these deals is to help rejuvenate ageing Laser fleets at clubs by helping bring old boats up to date and inject new ones into the fleets. No s County has been a perfect model for this with an enthusias c Laser fleet and a brilliant fleet captain to drive the fleet forward and keep it growing. A er success with some of the biggest Laser clubs in the country, we are now hoping to take this model to other clubs and hope to have similar successes. Learning Points:
Speak to the trade, get a club visit and find out the latest deals and what they can do for your club.
Ge ng ‘fleet deals’ on new boats & spares to upgrade old boats means cheaper kit and more boats ge ng up to scratch. More boats being upgraded has led to more club racing. Use the fleet captain to keep everybody enthusias c and drive things forward.
4. Introducing a Personal Handicap System for racing Case study: Whitstable Yacht Club Whitstable Yacht Club is one of the oldest and largest sailing clubs in England situated on the north coast of Kent where the Thames Estuary meets the North Sea. WYC oﬀers sailing in sheltered waters at all mes of the de for catamarans, dinghies and windsurfers, with yachts in nearby creeks which dry out. The club organises racing every weekend from March to December, as well as evening racing during the summer and is a popular championship venue. In an a empt to encourage more par cipa on in club racing, a personal handicap system in the Laser class was introduced and trialled for the summer Sunday series. One of the regular sailors at the club explains how it has helped: “Being rela vely new to dinghy sailing, I started Laser racing four years ago, my first few races were terrifying but I've stuck at it and had the odd mid fleet finish. Though I've enjoyed the racing, progress has been painfully slow and race results have been so frustra ng, I can see why beginners lose heart & give up. Many (most) of our Laser sailors at WYC have been sailing for 'decades' and have a wealth of experience and racing these individuals without a hope of bea ng them is a rather large uphill struggle! The introduc on of the Laser handicapping system has given the back‐markers (including myself!) a chance of bea ng the regular leaders and encouraging them to race more regularly. Results are encouraging, though some fine tuning of individual handicaps are s ll needed (the class captain won the series!)” Although the handicap system seems to have been a success for some at the club, in terms of ge ng more people on the water, the pilot was not successful at increasing par cipa on. This could be due to the following:
Ageing fleet: Most people are in the 40‐60 age range and have sailed for a number of years. They don’t see any benefit from a handicap event, which in their eyes lacks ‘credibility’. We only have one or two people under 25 and a handful in the 25‐40 bracket. Occasional sailors: Enjoy compe ng at a certain level but winning is not important. Non racing sailors: Lack confidence to race and prefer to play on their own. New Members: As above and/or have a bad race/get shouted at/hit other boats, etc. and are reluctant to compete again.
The club have realised that one of the key points is that many lack the confidence or skills to race and are now working with their Regional Development oﬃcer to organise some 11
training to increase boat handling skills and provide an introduc on to racing. Also, a more structured training and racing schedule for fleets throughout the year would improve the situa on. Learning Points:
Useful to pilot ideas at your club, you can learn from them even if they have been tried before. Training days are needed in order to enthuse and encourage more members to start racing. Need to encourage the Youth to move into boats like Lasers to keep the momentum in the class. Taking the above into considera on try to ensure you have a pathway of progression.
5. Encouraging Novice Racers Case study: Priory Sailing Club Priory sailing club is situated on a lake, formerly a gravel pit in Bedfordshire set in the 68 acre Priory Country Park and nature reserve. It is a small, friendly club run by the members. The club has a ‘Lazy Sunday’ programme that runs once a month April – October usually on the last Sunday of the month for an hour. Priory SC was trying to find a way of introducing racing to those that did not race and to make them feel comfortable about racing. Lazy Sundays is a race transi on process normally three short races no longer than 10 to 15 minutes around a very short course. There are lots of prizes, normally chocolate bars etc., it’s not about racing to PY handicap as the races are very short. It is also not a series of races, though at the end of the season some overall results have been published. The objec ve is to learn something new from each race, at the beginning there is a small amount of me spent on:
Explaining a new rule Something about the course How those at the back could improve Debrief at the end as to why the winner won, what they did right.
The sessions require an hour at the end of the days racing. A small team of experienced racers are recruited ideally a race coach if one is available. There are safety boats afloat and coach boats to oﬀer encouragement during the race. Ge ng people to help out has been quite easy especially if you rotate the team around or have a number of teams to help out. Example Race One Introduc on to the course making sure everybody understands where they are going. Telling the par cipants how the sails are likely to be on each of the legs. It should be remembered that o en this type of programme might be a rac ve to those having just passed RYA Level 1 or Level 2 that want to race. Short introduc on to the start line and that if you are not at the front when the star ng gun / horn goes it is unlikely that you will be in a winning posi on at the end. Lots of encouragement to the various helms during the star ng countdown, Priory uses 10, 5, 4, 1 and in the last minute every 15 seconds the race oﬃcers calls out mings, many people don’t possess a stop watch. Somebody on the water in a coach boat to help people around the course also oﬀering advice to the back markers on the five essen als. Example Race two Talk about some basic rules e.g. starboard & port‐ give some real examples possibly from race one.
The course again if you decide to change, but unless you are changing it for reasons of wind we recommend that you use the same course for all three races. This allows one less variable and helps people measure their own performance.
When Priory started the sessions they had 10 boats for the first month, now they have in excess of 35. Learning points:
Diﬃcult to implement at a coastal club or some clubs where it’s not very easy to get ashore a er each race. There has been an increase a er the first season in the number of boats joining in normal racing.
6. Integrating novices and ‘hardcore’ racers Case study: Waldringfield Sailing Club Waldringfield SC is an ac ve sailing club on the River Deben on the east coast of England. They race a variety of dinghy classes as well as having an ac ve yacht cruising membership. It’s a tradi onal club with set adult dinghy fleets of the Dragonfly, Wayfarer, Lark and Laser. The club is perceived as a ‘hard core’ racing club both locally and na onally due to:
Achieving some very good results at na onal events Having well organised racing at club level.
One of the problems with this reputa on and the highly compe ve nature of club racing is that it can put new members oﬀ from joining in but the club have realised there is a need to feed their fleets with new blood. Whether it is new members or youngsters coming from the junior classes the club have iden fied and tried some ini a ves to help with this. The club have been working with their RYA Regional Development Oﬃcer and organised some RYA Dinghy Instructor training. This has led to a group of instructors on a Wednesday evening running a supervised sailing session and introduc on to racing session, separate from the racing that is going on. This in turn is leading to members racing with coaches on hand to improve their ability.
Appointed 2 fleet captains in some classes to share the work load. Giving new members and youngsters the opportunity to have a go in each class by loaning out boats/providing crewing opportuni es. They have just introduced a class mentoring scheme where they are looking to provide buddy’s for sailing support. Several ini a ves aimed at the novice and intermediate sailors ranging from informal rigging and boat handling discussions in the dinghy park to regular Saturday morning training sessions.
One of the other things that the club realised they had to do was to en ce the novice / less confident members to run some less serious racing with easier courses. Learning points:
Don’t change what the club is good at but look at providing some addi onal ac vity. Use Dinghy Instructors and race coaches at the club to promote racing and help train members up and give confidence to those newer to racing. Iden fy opportuni es for development and targe ng user groups with specific ini a ves.
SWOT Analysis A SWOT analysis will help you and your fleet members to review current ac vity. It will highlight the things you are good at and areas for development. The analysis is rela vely straigh orward to complete. For your purposes it is best carried out with a small group of sailors represen ng a cross sec on of your fleet.
Strengths: What works well within your fleet? Do you have a good social scene a variety of training ac vity? Have a buddy system in place?
Weaknesses: What doesn’t work so well? Poor turnout for series racing? No communica on with sailors? Don’t know who owns the boats in the dinghy park?
es: Do you have enthusias c sailors qualified instructors or coaches within the fleet? Are funding streams available?
Threats: Lack of succession? No future fleet captains? Losing fleet members to other fleets? On the following pages you can find an example SWOT analysis and a template for you to use. Some clubs have had great success using post‐it notes and a large sheet of paper so that you can move around the diﬀerent elements that you are considering. Comple ng the SWOT analysis will assist you in wri ng your basic ‘Ac va on Plan’. See the Ac va on Plan Sec on.
Fleet SWOT Analysis Example Strengths
Well a ended Wednesday evenings
Small percentage of fleet turn out for weekend racing
Well a ended open events
No training for newcomers
Good turnout for cup races
Not much fleet interac on a er sailing
Communica on with fleet members
U lise experienced volunteers for follow on informal training
Inexperienced sailors leaving fleet
Send ques onnaire to fleet members asking what they want form their sailing, e.g. shorter races, training, social ac vity.
No weekend racers No future fleet captain
Chance of fi ng in fleet social/BBQ’s during season Using clubs mailing list to send reminders of upcoming fleet ac vi es
Fleet SWOT Analysis Example Strengths
Planning This is designed to help clubs through the process of pu ng together a development plan that encompasses all aspects of what the club does. A good plan will:
Map out the key stages of development. Ensure con nuity. Promote sustainability. Engage membership. Support funding applica ons.
As a fleet captain you may well be involved in the crea on of a club development plan, although a rela vely straigh orward process this can take me to put together because it is considering the club as a whole. Having read through this folder we hope it has inspired you to come up with some new ideas or ini a ves that you think would benefit your fleet. We encourage you to put together an ‘Ac va on Plan’, a basic fleet specific document to help you develop your ideas.
Use the Case Studies or Ten Top Tips document for inspira on. Use the ‘Ac va on Plan’ example as a guide. Create your plan using the template, think about: o o o o
Specific bite size chunks. The diﬀerence it will make. Realis c and achievable aims. Will it make a diﬀerence to this season.
Fleet Activation Plan OBJECTIVE
Put on some basic race training for novice sailors to help integrate them in the fleet
1. Organise date in programme 2. Contact feet members to gather interest 3. Contact RYA to arrange for coach
Fleet Captain DD/MM/YY £5 pp toward coach DD/MM/YY £5 pp for refreshments DD/MM/YY
Arrange a fleet fun day to 1. Talk to parts help some of the sailors manufacturers/chandlers to with older boats. Get see if any possibility of fleet them ‘up to speed’ deal/sponsorship 2. Arrange date with fleet members. Possible conjunc on with social
Fleet Captain DD/MM/YY No cost unless refreshments provided
Change format of Sunday series to fit in more shorter races
Fleet captain DD/MM/YY No cost
1. Communicate idea to fleet 2. Liaise with sailing secretary to arrange extra starts with RO’s
IMPACT Novices feel more confident having a be er understanding of racing and more likely to join in club series Ensure basic sail controls work properly giving sailors more control on the water and be er boat speed
Good for improving skills of less able sailors with more starts/courses/finishes and ensuring races are closer and more comple ve
Fleet Activation Plan Template OBJECTIVE
RYA Resources Get to know the RYA website: www.rya.org.uk. There is an ever increasing por olio of online resource available for your use under the clubs sec on of the site. Resources include informa on on:
Marke ng your club Increasing ac vity Sourcing funding Using social media RYA Programme
Example role description for Fleet / Class Captain Role Title:
Fleet / Class Captain
The Fleet Captain is responsible for promo ng a par cular class of boat within the club; encouraging club members to try sailing, buy boats, sail/compete regularly at club and open mee ngs in this class. They are the point of contact within the club, for people wan ng to sail the class of boat
Insert name of sailing club
To help new sailors get out on the water, and start racing To ensure exis ng sailors get on the water, and race regularly To organise fleet training/coaching sessions to encourage and ‘up‐skill’ sailors To ensure adequate opportuni es for fleet racing within the club programme To communicate regularly with fleet sailors within the club, arrange social events Represent the fleet at club commi ee level To liaise with the relevant Class Associa on
Typically weekends and some evenings
Poten al Time Requirement:
Couple of hours a week, but could be more if organising events (in addi on to own racing/sailing)
Should be a regular racing sailor within the club and at open mee ngs Willing to a end club commi ee mee ngs, social events, prize giving Organise training/coaching sessions for fleet sailors within the club Promote club sailing at Open Mee ngs
Eﬀec ve communicator, facilitator and well organised Ability to mo vate and enthuse others Approachable, friendly and ‘visible’ within the club Enthusias c regular racing sailor, or has knowledge of racing Confident to provide advice regarding kit and equipment, rig tuning, etc. RYA Instructor/Coach (not essen al)
None are essen al, but you may consider becoming a Level 2 Race Coach
What’s In It For You:
Sa sfac on of suppor ng sailors within the club/fleet Helping to keep ac ve racing programme within the club and the class Contribu ng to thriving and successful club racing programme Being an ambassador for the fleet within the club, and for the club at Open mee ngs More sailors racing, more compe vely ‐ ul mately be er quality racing
Space for any addi onal informa on
For more info, contact:
Name of Sailing Club Class Associa on