The Royal Geelong Yacht Club relies on the generous donation of time from our dedicated Members. From our regular mid-week and weekend boating, through to our major regattas such as the Festival of Sails and Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong.

Volunteer roles range from shoreside assistance, such as club canteens and shore marshal, to on water roles such as safety or start boat assistance, through to race management roles at state, national and world championship events.

All volunteers are required to hold a current Working With Children Check. This is free for all volunteers. Click here for more information.

Roles Available

There are many opportunities available to help your club.

Our on-water teams assist in a variety of ways including:

  • Race Officers,
  • Umpires,
  • Protest Committee,
  • Start boat helpers (time keepers, flag and sound signal, recorders),
  • Mark laying,
  • Shore Marshal
  • and support boat driving.

Off water roles include:

  • Radio operators
  • Guest services at major events
  • Sign on / sign off assistants

Further Inquires

For further inquiries, please visit reception, contact via email [email protected] or phone (03) 5229 3705

Volunteer Resources

Australian Sailing

Online training & a large library of resources for volunteers, race management and organisors.

Festival of Sails

Volunteer at the largest annual keelboat regatta in the Southern Hemisphere.

RGYC Volunteer Resources

Position descriptions, course boat handbooks and more – find it all here.

Australian Sailing & Other Resources

Australian Sailing Resources
Australian Sailing Officials Resources
Australian Sailing E-Learning Resources
Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024