To volunteer for the 2017 Regatta, click here
Benefits of Being a Volunteer
- Making a Difference to community and enjoyment of the Regatta event
- Contributing to the smooth operations of the Regatta
- Being involved in a great team, socialising and having fun with friends and other volunteers
- Gaining experience - looks great on your CV
- Gaining Knowledge and learning new skills
Volunteer Roles and Tasks
- Public Safety and Communications
- Event Operations
- Aquatic Operations
- Event Parking and Traffic Control
- Event Administration
Public Safety and Communications
Assist with ensuring Public Safety of the event, entry and exit of emergency services, and hazard checking and reporting. Prevent unauthorised entry to grandstand, take directions from Regatta’s Public Safety Officer.
Setting up marques and ground facilities, manning the information booth, cleaning and maintenance of bins and toilets, keeping the ground clear of rubbish, signage, packing up marques and facilities at the end of each day and end of the event.
Setting up course flags, assist with aquatic events, launch and operate the Regatta dinghy, Place buoys and other on-water safety equipment, and undertake directions from race officials.
Event Parking and Traffic Control
Assist with Regatta car parking, collecting money Gold Coin Donations, traffic control of parking area, taking direction from parking supervisors and Regatta Safety Staff.
Assisting the Volunteer coordinator with providing volunteers with support, maintaining volunteer breakout room, monitoring unauthorised access to volunteer facilities, assist event coordinator with various tasks, assisting with face of the Regatta Quest, help pack up event office at end of Regatta.
Fazackerley dinghy restoration project. We are undertaking our first boat restoration. Volunteers welcome!
The plan is to bring together a small enthusiastic team to restore this Fazackerley dinghy to its former glory, in time to compete in the dinghy racing at the 2018 Royal Hobart Regatta.
Samantha Lucas has kindly offered the dinghy for restoration. It was given to her by a family member who won it in a raffle many years ago at the Royal Hobart Regatta. It was in a very poor state when rescued from Cygnet 5 years ago.
The plan for restoration will involve:
Get the project team together
Bring in some expert advice
Prepare a list of works required
Estimate timbers, fittings and tools required
Prepare detailed plan & timetable
Bring in expert advice and skills as required
Reg Fazackerley was a Hobart boat builder whose dinghies were an iconic part of traditional clinker dinghy building in Tasmania.
Although many Fazackerley dinghys are well over 50 years old, they were strongly built, very seaworthy and great to look at.
Ours needs quite a bit of work, including a new keel, stem, thwart knees, rear twart, risers, part of the transom, gunwale guard and floor boards. Also one plank is split.
Royal Hobart Regatta - maintenance and organisational activities throughout the year
The committee and Friends of the Royal Hobart Regatta work throughout the year to ensure the success of the Regatta the following year.
The Regatta is managed and run entirely by volunteers and we can achieve a lot through the year in partnership with the Hobart City Council and many honourary officers and volunteers who give freely of their time.
Shown below are two projects that need a considerable amount of work on a regular basis - on the left, we are progessively working on this area - to ultimately turn this section of foreshore back into a beach for launching small craft, on the right is the concrete rowing ways which need some significant upgrading from time to time. Saturday mornings from 9:30 you will usually find some Friends and committees members at work around the Regatta venue.
To apply to be a Friend of the Royal Hobart Regatta, click on this link to print out the application form, and return it to us. You will see there are many ways that you can get involved including:
- Maintenance - Participate in working bees,eg. regular maintenance, painting, polishing trophies, repairs gardening, foreshore and jetty maintenance, cleaning, cleanups etc
- Volunteering at the Regatta - Undertaking duties on the three days of the Regatta, also setup and clean-up
- History and archiving - Work on the history of the Regatta – displays, photo collections, booklets
- Administration - Secretarial, book keeping
- Grounds Management - Managing the placement and power connections of the rides, food vans etc
- Management and Business - Working on strategic, business plan and management of the Regatta
- Sponsorship - Approaching companies for corporate sponsorship
Working on a particular Regatta event – please nominate eg. Yachting
Your contribution will make a real difference to the patrons of the next Royal Hobart Regatta.