Regatta team need your help

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The Whitby Regatta Committee are looking for volunteers to assist in marshalling, organising and assisting to ensure the success of one of the biggest events in the town’s calendar.

Help is alsways required to run the Regatta Stall, Pick-a-Pen, Tombola and general planning, however one of the main activities that is left to a few is the marshalling of the event.

This includes administering and monitoring road closures, assisting with pedestrian walkways, erecting crowd barriers, identifying health and safety issues and general crowd control.

To qualify in becoming a marshall, the Whitby Regatta organise a one-day conflict management training course. The course is presented by a quality reviewer for the National Open College Network, which monitors standards at conflict and physical intervention security training centres throughout the UK.

Although there is no examination at the end of this one-day attendance course, typically lasting around seven hours, recognition will be given by the issue of a certificate of competence.

All volunteers involved in the three-day Regatta give their time free of charge and take pride in being involved in the community spirit generated by one of the area’s leading events. Training courses will be organised for volunteers in the months leading up to the Regatta.

If you would like to assist in any way or would like more information, write to The Whitby Regatta, PO Box 50, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3YN. State which area you would like to volunteer for, whether it be marshalling, any of the stalls or general help. Alternatively contact Ivor Gree on 07943581339.