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Perennial regatta call for crew

by | 17 Jan 2012 | Regatta 2012 | 0 comments

Jennifer McGreal volunteers

Scotts Stalwart: Ōpahi volunteer Jennifer McGreal reporting for duty at the 2008 prize-giving dance at Scotts Landing. From 2005 to 2010, the bar and burger crews recruited were predominantly residents from the opposite side of the harbour. photographer David Tate

It is still a big ask.

Even without the prize-giving dance, there is still the need to round up 52 volunteers for the shoreside events at Sullivans Bay and Scotts Landing.

To man the bar and burger production at Scotts Landing would optimally have required 36 regatta-goers to forsake a couple of hours each. The reality of course was that the crews worked mostly shorthanded, with some toiling from mid afternoon until midnight, not to mention several subsequent days spent cleaning up, recycling cans and bottles, and returning equipment.

Optimally, the shoreside events at Sullivans Bay would similarly involve a morning team and an after-lunch team, so that volunteers might also have time to enjoy the spectacle. It is in pursuit of this ideal that the following list of volunteers is published:

The afternoon before

Friday 27 January, Scotts Landing

4
Small-marquee erectors

The afternoon before

Friday 27 January, Sullivans Bay

4
Small-marquee erectors 3 pm [Filled]
2
Buoy-layers [Filled]
Sack race, Scotts Landing 2006

Back at Scotts: The 2006 regatta shoreside events were held at Scotts Landing, after a forecast for strong easterly winds made Sullivan Bay unviable for the prize-giving dance, which had been organised to launch the Mahurangi Action Plan. Although traditionally the picnic was held on the sheltered side of the harbour, this is the only time it has been held at Scotts Landing since Friends of the Mahurangi revived the regatta in 1977. photographer Max Cumming

The morning of

Saturday 28 January, Sullivans Bay

1
Information and publications (dispensing of, from the comfort of the small marqee)[Filled]
1
Tractor ground crew 
1
Announcer [Filled]
2
Starters [1 more required]
4
Finishers[Filled]
2
Dispatch runners
1
Master of the Mahurangi boatswain
1
Augustin Sea Bear Kayak Cup boatswain

The afternoon of

Saturday 28 January, Sullivans Bay

1
Information and publications
1
Announcer [Filled]
2
Starters [1 more required]
4
Finishers[2 more required]
5
Sandcastle supervisors [Filled]
2
Sandcastle judge
2
Dispatch runners
1
Tug-o-war boatswain [Filled]

The evening of

Saturday 28 January, Scotts Landing

2
Bottle scouts, can be small and fleet of foot
1
Janitor

The morning after

Sunday 29 January, Scotts Landing

4
Cleanup
4
Small-marquee strikers

Kindly volunteer to Steve Reid on phone +64 9 422 0722

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