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Join the RQYS Volunteers on the Water!

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

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.

RQYS Volunteers can be involved with both on-shore and on-water roles as a part of the sailing activities, so there 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 includes

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

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: volunteers@rqys.com.au

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