578 Royal Esplanade, Manly, Q 4179

+61 7 3396 8666








Come join the RQYS Sailing Volunteers, we welcome you to our team!   Free practical Race Management training available.  See our documented Training Plan here.

The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron appreciates all volunteers. Their contribution to the club is vital to ensure successful, well organised club events. Without them we would not have the extensive sailing calendar members enjoy each year.

DON’T GET STUCK ON SHORE! At RQYS, volunteering is being a part of some exciting regattas coming up through to October 2018.  Get involved and trained now to be a part of these World class events!

Volunteering is a great way to keep yourself active and at the same time to enjoy the benefits of being a part of one of Queensland’s highly-regarded and friendliest sailing clubs. The Squadron is known as “Regatta City” for hosting a wide range of sailing class State, National and World events.

Our volunteers range from the dedicated who volunteer on a regular basis, to those who only volunteer once or twice a year.  There is no requirement to volunteer a minimum number of times per annum. When you volunteer we provide a lunch made up of a sandwich/wrap or roll, a chocolate bar and a bottle of water.  You are also given points on your card that can be redeemed for something from the cafe or bar. We are lucky enough to have volunteer shirts provided by our sponsors Motorline BMW and you will receive one of these after you have completed 5 days of volunteering.  We also have a Volunteer Thank you Night once a year, and throughout the year we have little celebration parties just for fun.

RQYS Volunteers are involved with both on-shore and on-water roles as a part of the sailing activities, so there truly is something for everyone. Volunteers assist the Sailing Office in conducting the Sailing Program of the Squadron in many different ways, from the highly qualified and experienced Race Officers on the water, to the Communications Volunteer and Ramp Marshals on shore.

The list below will provide some insight into the many and varied roles:

  • Race Officers
  • Start Boat Crews (Recorders, timekeepers, flag signals, sound/signals)
  • Finish Boat Skippers and crew (Recorders, timekeepers)
  • Course Layer Skippers and crew
  • Patrol Boat Skippers and crew
  • Start/Finish Mark Skippers and crew
  • Communications Volunteer (Radio Operators)
  • Ramp Marshals
  • In-Harbour Retrieval Skipper and crew

Training is provided for qualified volunteers, which may include:

  • First Aid
  • Radio MROCP
  • Course laying and GPS
  • Power boat handling
  • Safety boat endorsement
  • Race management
  • Towing and derigging

 Want to find out how?  Click the video below

We welcome you to our band of dedicated Volunteers. We as a team are committed to excellence in Race Management while very much enjoying our contribution to the Squadron’s goals.
For more information, call the Volunteer Coordinator, Susie Jones on 3396 8666 or email:

You can also come join us on facebook.

Volunteering FAQ