THE MEMBERSHIP

How to encourage new and younger members?

Contact – Iain Macpherson and Kath Davis

Where do/could DB sailors come from?
Families of DB sailors
Ex dinghy sailors
Ex cruiser sailors
Brand new to sailing

Currently average age is said to be about 55 [is this true?/have we got the info?]
Objective is to reduce this.
We probably will not be able to get this much below 45.

How do we attract more people?
Wider exposure:    Covered in other sections
Advertising
Exhibitions
Open meetings
PR & publicity

What do we need to do to encourage/maintain membership
Membership services:
Technical
Equipment
Rules & specifications     New handbook
Events     DB Week

What obstacles need to be overcome?
More boats needed in circulation: new boats ; second-hand boat : under-used boats

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