Organisers of next month’s Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships are still looking for volunteers keen to be involved in a world-class event on our doorstep.
At last count, 178 people had signed up to help out across both the world championships (Dec 3-8) and Oceania championships (Nov 25-27) at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club but volunteers coordinator Raynor Haagh said they still had some gaps to fill.
The biggest holes were for the Oceania championships, which is being used by competitors as a warmup regatta, but there were still some roles that needed filling for the world championships.
These included helping out with parking, security, organising beach trolleys, manning the BBQ, being part of the green team and Haagh said they were even looking for a couple of baristas.
“I’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity of people to give up their time for this upcoming event,” Haagh said. “We have some great numbers but we’re still looking for a few more, particularly during the Oceania championships.
“It’s a great chance to be involved in a locally-run world-class event featuring some of the world’s best sailors.”
About 400 sailors will compete in the world championships and many countries will be using it as a selection regatta for next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
There is flexibility around time commitments and Haagh said they welcomed anyone who can offer as little or as much as their time. Volunteers will be provided lunch each day as well as a team T-shirt and some roles begin at 7am.
Why should you volunteer?
- Unique opportunity to make a contribution to the community
- Get an insider’s view on being part of a world championship regatta
- Meet like-minded people as well as event and race management experts, plus world-class sailors and coaches
- Strengthen your CV