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Hubbards Sailing Club

Volunteer with us

Information for prospective volunteers

Since its inception in 1966, Hubbards Sailing Club has been a positive outlet for local youth and a place to Teach Life Skills Through Sailing. We rely on community volunteers to operate the Club. Are you interested in volunteering with us?

Our Story

The history of our Club stretches back to 1966 when the Hubbards Yacht Club (HYC) was founded by a group of permanent and part-time residents of Hubbards, whose goal was to create a constructive outlet for the energies and spare time of children. The HYC launched its first sailing season on July 15, 1967 in Hubbards Cove. Taking root quickly, HYC became a charter member of the Canadian Yachting Association in early 1968.

In 2012, the club rebranded as the Hubbards Sailing Club (HSC) to better reflect our programming and core values. With new facilities further down the cove, and an emphasis on both learning to sail and racing, HSC is well positioned as a solid contributor to both our community and sailing in Nova Scotia for years to come.

Fast forward to today, our highly effective home-grown coaching team has developed talented sailors in the Optimist class, 420 and Laser. In 2017, the club is celebrating 50 years, and average approximately 70 youth sailors per week enrolled in programs.

Consider joining The HSC Board 

Position

Responsibilities

Commodore

Like a Chairperson, this role leads the organization.  Sets agenda and chairs monthly meetings. A key external representative of HSC.

Vice Commodore

Chairs meetings in absence of the Commodore. Ensures BOD observes by-laws and governance. Leads special projects.

Past Commodore

Leads special projects. Acts as Board link to Membership Committee

Treasurer

Handles financial reporting and processing.

Secretary

Records minutes and action items. Handles filings with Registry of Joint Stocks. Sets AGM agenda and follow-up.

Learn to Sail Director

Oversees programs and coaching. Leads hiring of coaches.

Fleet Director

Supports maintenance of boats, planning and purchasing.

Facility Director

Supports maintenance of buildings and infrastructure planning.

Fundraising Director

Supports various fund development initiatives. Board liaison for annual Auction.

Member at Large

Assists with initiatives and projects as required.

Length of term for board members

Directors are eligible to serve on the Board up to three (3) terms of two (2) years, with eligibility for a fourth term if transitioning from Commodore to Past-Commodore.  Your maximum continuous service must not exceed eight (8) years.     

Consider joining a committee

Participating on a committee is a great way to get involved, meet new people and make a meaningful contribution to HSC. Some committees meet and plan during the off-season (winter) while others are most active during the sailing season.

No matter where your skills and interests lie, there is a committee that can benefit from your time! Here are a few to consider:

  • Annual Auction & BBQ
  • Communications & Social Media
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Finance
  • Fleet Maintenance
  • Fundraising
  • HSC Regatta
  • Marketing
  • Merchandise and Club Gear
  • Race Team Parents
  • Social Events
  • Tuck Shop

Be an occasional volunteer

Looking for a way to help out, but have limited time? We’d be happy to add your name to our Volunteer Database. If you are age 18 or older, tell us how you’d like to help, and when you can be available. We will contact you when a suitable opportunity arises. Volunteering at HSC will be a highlight of your summer!

We look forward to hearing from you

If you are 18 or older and you’d like to volunteer at HSC, please complete the Volunteering Application Form.

Registration Form: