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Old 21 August 2010, 08:30   #21
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Watching coverage from Olympic Village, Weymouth/Portland on BBC1 now. There are plenty of Protectors dotted about the place.
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They have now approached the RYA.....
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For what?
I may be able to answer this shortly myself, but in general they want volunteers and RIBs without payment!!
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a friend sentme this... i would need a new boat

Dear club officer
A chance to get involved in 2012 Olympic Games
Volunteers are an integral part of many events, but none more so than the Olympics Games. So with 2012 fast approaching this is your clubs' chance to play a crucial part in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

LOCOG, the organisers of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, have asked the RYA to assist in supplying RIBs for the Games and preceding test events.
This is a unique chance for clubs to get involved in the most high profile sailing regatta ever to be held on British waters, as to ensure that this Olympics impacts as far and wide in the sport as possible, the RYA is pleased to accept an 'expression of interest' from clubs to supply RIBs at the following Olympic events:
• 2011 Olympic Test Event – 31 July–13 August
• 2011 IFDS World Championships (an organized RYA event) – 1-8 July
• 2012 Olympic Games – 28 July–8 August
• 2012 Paralympic Games – 29 August–9 September
Volunteer positions to assist at the Olympic Games will be strongly sought after, so this is your chance to get involved and be a part of the biggest sporting event in the world. Each successful club that supplies a RIB will be guaranteed two places for suitably qualified people to crew the RIBs for the duration of the Olympic or Paralympic Games. (All potential crew will be required to complete the LOCOG online application form before 27th October 2010) Your club will also be able to announce its involvement with the Games on its website.
Applications will be reviewed on the following basis:
• RIBs must be from 5.5 metres to 6.5 metres in length
• It must have a suitable outboard, from 60hp to 150hp, and is appropriate to the size of the RIB (e.g. not a 150hp on 5.5metre)
• It must have a 4-stroke engine to comply with the LOCOG environmental philosophy RIBS must carry full safety equipment
• There is no age limit for crew but they should reflect your club’s membership and be well-prepared and hopefully be proud to be linked to such a significant event
• Two suitably qualified crew per boat will be required to carry out duties at the Test Event and the Games
• Expenses are not normally paid for LOCOG Events
• Boats and crew will be required for the Test Event and the Games
• Additional boats will be required for the Paralympic Games and these boats may be required by the RYA for the 2011 IFDS World Championships
• No advertising or commercial endorsements will be allowed on boats or crew and successful applicants will need to agree to the requirements of LOCOG before being considered.
This is a one off opportunity to be involved in 2012. For more information visit here . Please email your completed form to racing@rya.org.uk by the 18th October 2010.
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I suspect that's why they aren't having much luck.

Even if my boat did fulfil their requirements there's absolutely no way I'd pay for the privelege.
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I suspect that's why they aren't having much luck.

Even if my boat did fulfil their requirements there's absolutely no way I'd pay for the privelege.
They must have high hopes of how keen people are to put their names to such a prestigious event !

All crew volunteers have to be Advanced level too, according to the original volunteer website (although looks like that may not apply if they are getting a free boat out of it).
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They must have high hopes of how keen people are to put their names to such a prestigious event !
Very, given this bit:-
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That's a lot of fuel,parking and travelling expenses.
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[QUOTE=Nos4r2;374886] Very, given this bit:-

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That's a lot of fuel,parking and travelling expenses.
IMHO that's more than taking the P considering how much has already been spent @ Waymouth/ Portland!
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Gotta hope they will actually pay fuel, but just don't want to advertise it so they weed out any time-wasters....

..or maybe they really are that optomistic/deluded !
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