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Volunteering - get involved


Volunteering is fun and a great opportunity to meet new peole, gain new skills and give back to the local community.

As a not-for-profit club we rely on the assistance of volunteers at our major events, club race days and at other times throughout the year.

We apprecaite the time and effort that volunteers give to our club and provide FREE training in all areas and help give you valuable life skills such as First-aid, licenses and courses. We also hold an annual "thanks for Volunteering" event and BBQ's each year.

The Club needs volunteers to help deliver Club racing and major events held throughout the year.

To meet like minded people and join our volunteers please register here.

Upcoming exciting volunteering opportunities include:

View our Volunteer Training Calendar here.

Sail Sydney Volunteering

Sail Sydney is WSC's biggest event and needs a large team of volunteers. Sail Sydney runs from 9 - 19 December 2023 and we need volunteers on water and the grounds doing everything from laying marks, to directing traffic, to social media content. We are always looking for more volunteers with a variety of skills and are willing to train anyone interested in volunteering for the event.

Does your club want to be able to run your own regattas and events? In return for volunteering at Sail Sydney we are willing to provide First Aid, Powerboat, Safety boat, Mark Lay and Start/Finish Boat training to your club's volunteers. Please contact [email protected] to discuss how we can work together.

Ready to Volunteer for Sail Sydney 2023? Register NOW

Volunteer roles and qualifications

* Duty Officer: Supervise yard and ramp. Monitor radio messages. Call ambulance if required.
* Committee or Finish Boat Crew: Australian Sailing "Committee and Finish Boat" Course
* Race Officer assistant: No special qualifications required. Knowledge of race start and finish procedure desirable. Main activity is to assist race officer with flags and recording finish. The online course above is a good place to start.
* Café assistant: Assist the cafe
* On water safety and mark lay: These roles require significant experience and/or completion of the following courses:

* Safety boat operator: Australian Sailing "Safety Boat Operator" course completion or equivalent. For more details please see Powerboat - Australian Sailing - Resources (

* Mark lay: It is desirable that volunteers have a boat licence and have completed the Australian Sailing "Mark Laying" course. This is a free online course that can be found here: Mark Laying Course - Australian Sailing - Resources (

Safety documentation Members, staff, volunteers and visitors are encouraged to review the club safety documents. These documents are updated from time to time as required.

Last updated 14:43 on 19 September 2023

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