Aus Youth Champs | Adelaide’s volunteers the regatta backbone | VIDEO

By Cass Schlimbach

The Adelaide Sailing Club has held two major regattas within the past few weeks with the Laser Nationals and now the Australian Youth Championships — and with more than 240 competitors the need for volunteers is crucial.

The need to supply all the sailors, parents and volunteers with quality food and drinks is a key part to running a successful regatta and all that starts with the canteen.

Two of the club’s canteen ladies, Margaret Gordon and Terry-Ann Newman, have been doing an outstanding job in making sure everyone is kept fed and happy — prepping and serving food from early in the morning right up until late in the afternoon or early evening.

They said they also need to ensure they have enough of the right food for the high performance athletes who know exactly what they need to have before and after racing, right down to the families that are just looking to solve their hunger.

These ladies have are two friendly faces you can get used to down at the club and they have an incredible attitude towards everyone they serve lunch to during the event — it is definitely proving the key to their success.

Not to mention the outstanding effort of the volunteers in the race committee, course and rescue boats, sign on and off, results, safety officers and so many more who have all done a great job as well.

Events like this just would not be able to function without all of these things coming together and Adelaide Sailing Club has definitely achieved this.

On behalf of Down Under Sail, I would just like to say thank you to all the volunteers who make these events possible.

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