Sailing Volunteers

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While RMYC employs professional qualified Race Officers (ROs) to manage our on water activities, our dedicated team of Volunteers are an important part of our race administration team. We have an extensive race program of some 150 events each year. Races are managed from the Charles Linnegar, the Club Committee Boat. Volunteers assist the RO in setting start and finish lines, starting races and recording finish time.
 RMYC offers these benefits to Volunteers.

  • The enjoyment of an evening or day on beautiful Pittwater
  • The good company of friends on the Committee Boat
  • RMYC ‘on the boat training’ as well as RMYC accreditation (it’s simple and easy)
  • Refreshments on the Start Boat
  • RMYC Volunteer Shirt
  • Participation in the annual awards night at the RMYC
RMYC Volunteer Tasks
While the RO performs all the key tasks for club racing, the Volunteers provide valuable assistance and are able to perform useful tasks below.
Volunteer - Light Tasks
  • Board the Committee Boat about 1 hour before the race start
  • Have papers ready to record boats and race times
  • Assist with starting sequence and operate flags
  • Observe boats starting
  • Observe boats finishing and record boat sail number and finishing times
  • Record the finishing data
Volunteer - All Tasks
  • All the above and
  • Assist with Boat departing and returning to RMYC berth
  • Lay and retrieve floating marks
  • Assist with retrieving the anchor (the boat has a power winch)
  • Assist keeping a lookout
If you feel you would be interested in joining the RMYC Volunteer team please contact [email protected]
The next step is to join the Committee boat for an event and hopefully confirm your interest in joining our Volunteer team.

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