Like all community based clubs, MHYC relies upon a large group of volunteers to conduct its sporting and social program.
The roles for volunteers at a sailing club are numerous and diverse, suiting people with a wide range of skills and interests.
MHYC conducts a busy program of club racing and regattas through the year (about 700 races by division) and volunteers are sought for both on-water and onshore roles. A Competitors Volunteer Scheme operates which provides 1 or 2 crew from competing yachts to help support the race management team. The club also supports volunteers with accredited and non-accredited training.
Middle Harbour's Race Management Team have a proud history of providing club members and vistors with some of the best racing in and off shore of Sydney Harbour.
Every week Middle Harbour requires Volunteers to assist with running racing for our Members. Tasks include:
- Mark Laying
- Recorders / Scribes
- Flag operations
- Powerboat operators
- Race Officers
Rain, hail, or shine, the Middle Harbour Team provides its Members and visitors with superb racing courses.
Australian Sailing offer a National Officiating Program (NOP) which offers a training pathway (club, state, national and international) in all aspects of race management, including:
- Race Officers
Race Management Team Resources:
- Race Management Team Briefing – August 2023
- Race Management Flags & Signals Presentation - July 2021
- Club Race Officer Webinar Presentation - July 2021
- Marine Operations Policy for Keelboat & Centreboard Racing – July 2023
- Sailing Incident Management Plan – July 2023
- Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024
- Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024 Study Version
- MHYC Codes of Behaviour
- MHYC Volunteer Policy
- Race Officer (on water)
- Start/Finish Boat Driver
- Course Boat Driver
- Course Boat Crew / Mark Layer
- Safety Boat Driver
- Safety Boat Crew
- Race Officer (clubhouse)
- Race Management Assistant (clubhouse)