Darwin Sailing Club
Volunteering

Volunteering

The Darwin Sailing Club’s sailing program continues to operate with the enthusiasm and commitment of volunteers. The ability to continue to deliver a first class and diverse sailing program depends very much on the assistance and support of these volunteers.

Join the Race Officials Team

If you are in-between boats or just looking for an excuse to get onto the water, we have the perfect opportunity for you. Spend a free afternoon or evening on Fannie Bay, in good company, while performing a highly valued Club service. Our sailing office would love to hear from you. Volunteers are always needed and always welcome to assist with the successful implementation of the Club’s varied on water programs.

Any level of experience is welcomed, whether a beginner or a World Sailing International Race Officer; a willingness to be part of a team and provide superb on-water management of races is all that is required.

Various roles are required on a weekly basis:

  • Race Officer
  • Scribes
  • Flag operators
  • Committee vessel boat driver - Mary Woodrow
  • Mark layer / Safety boat

Darwin Sailing Club is dedicated to mentoring and providing continuous training opportunities for all its Race Officials. Take the theory of the AS Race Officials Course and apply this to on-water practice. There are also opportunities for accreditation as judges and umpires.

Click HERE to see the season list of required volunteers and dates

Further information HERE or contact the Sailing Office on 08 8981 1700 or email [email protected].

Australian Sailing also publishes updates and recommendations for Race Officials, view updates and other useful information here:

For further information please contact the Sailing Office on 08 8981 1700 or email [email protected]

Australian Sailing’s National Officiating Program

The National Officiating Program (NOP) has been developed to provide a clear and consistent pathway for volunteer officials in the sport of sailing.

The officiating streams within Yachting Australia are split into the following

Join the Race Officials Team


We have experienced members to assist new volunteers to develop any necessary skills required and offer volunteer training throughout the season.

If you would like to know more, please contact the Sailing Office on 08 8981 1700 or [email protected]


Thanks to our major sponsors

Darwin Port
Nautical Supplies
Sponsor of Junior Sailing
Arthur J Gallagher Insurance
Ramada Suites
Ward Keller
Mount Gay
Dinah Beach Cruising Yacht Association
Carlton United Breweries
Pernod Ricard
Television Sponsor
Waterfront Bistro
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