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Ray Beadell

I joined Phoenix via Judith and the U3A in May 2018.

I have not sailed, apart from 2 or 3 recreational sails since I was in my teens. Now having left the rat race this year I returned back to sailing via Clipper race training. After a very enjoyable first week of training I decided that there is a better return on expenditure through club sailing. I thus withdrew from the Clipper fraternity and subsequently completed day skipper training. I hope to move onto being a club skipper and complete coastal accreditation in the near future.

I look forward for many hours of sailing the Phoenix boats throughout the ongoing years.
I have always been involved in a marine environment and when offered the role as bosun for Quartette saw this as a fulfilling way to spend some of my time.

Role summary:
To coordinate the maintenance of Quartette, working around club bookings, with the objective of keeping her in a seaworthy condition with as little interruption as possible to the sailing schedule as possible.

Responsible to:
PYC RC Sailing for performance of the role and PYC Treasurer for expenditure.
Additional support will be provided by a wider Bosunry team.

Role detail:
1. Develop a maintenance plan and an operating budget with the Treasurer, RC-S and the other PYC Bosun.

2. Plan and coordinate routine maintenance, working with suppliers, contractors, and other club members.

3. Work with the Bosun of other PYC boat to share ideas and workload and endeavour to keep at least one club boat in service to support bookings.

4. Develop a network of Bosunry specialists in the club to spread the load.

5. Reactively resolve unexpected issues making use of whatever resources are available. The ability to travel to Haslar will be a strong benefit for this.

6. A willingness and ability to resolve issues hands-on will be valuable.