Calling on all volunteers!
The Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race relies on many committed Volunteers with a love of sailing and enjoyment in working as part of a team, to help stage this historic and iconic event. Being a large event, both in the planning, running, arrival in Gladstone and the presentations setup, requires many committed volunteers to lend a hand to help make light work.
Easter 2023 will see the 75th anniversary of this iconic event and we anticipate a lot of interest! So if you would like to volunteer and be part of race history, check out below as to what volunteering roles are available and where your skills and preferences may sit.
- Polishing/packing perpetual trophies for transport to Gladstone
- General preparation of the clubhouse and grounds, erecting sponsor banners etc
- Admin support (e.g. answering queries at reception, assisting office staff)
- Set up and pack down of Skippers’ Briefing
- Marina support – meeting arriving boats, assisting with berthing etc (entrants in lead up to race, start boat/s on race day)
Race Day assistance
- Exclusion zone boats x 4 – requires owners to have their boats on station at anchor prior to and during start of race
- Laying start buoys
- loading/unloading of start boats (flags, signage, food and beverages etc)
- greeting visitors
- manning the entrance gate, greeting visitors marshalling and directing traffic
- catering support
- Race Control Office support at QCYC (marine radio operator qualification/s SROCP or LROCP desirable)
Truck driver – to drive hired gear and luggage truck from QCYC to Gladstone and back. Assistants to help load gear. A Heavy Rigid Vehicle Licence is required.
- Assist as part of the finish line team
- Assist with unloading and reloading of gear and luggage truck.
- Race Control Office support
- Set up and pack down of Official Presentation
If you can offer assistance in any of these areas or have any queries, please respond via the contact form below. We look forward to hearing from you!