Volunteer at PMYC

At Port Melbourne Yacht club we rely on volunteers to help us in Safety and Race Management. We operate most Saturdays through the warmer months. The season normally starts in September and finishes in April or May the following Year.

We require help in two main areas:

Water Duty:
You will spend your day on one of our patrol boats. You will need to be fit, and able to retrieve anchors and marks from the water.

During the winter months you will be required to do a TL3 course; this will give you your VIC boat licence. The course will be paid for by the club.

Land Duty:
You will spend your day in the race management tower, which overlooks the bay. (Best view in Melbourne). You will be responsible for keeping watch on all yachts, taking sail numbers once the yacht rounds the mark, and finally taking down the finish time of the yachts crossing the finish line. These results will then be entered into the computer. You will be taught to use the radio.

All training will be provided. Volunteers will work on a roster, and will be expected to do a minimum of one duty per month, preferably two. As a volunteer you will be provided lunch and a snack at the end of the day.

All volunteers need to report to the tower at 12.00 noon for a briefing. Duties normally finish around 5.30pm.

If you are keen to become a Port Melbourne Yacht Club Volunteer please contact Ray at PMYC rmt@pmyc.asn.au 


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