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Get involved in the 49er/FX, Nacra 17 world champs

Volunteers play a critical role in any successful regatta and organisers of December's Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships are looking for individuals keen to be involved in what promises to be terrific event.

As many as 400 sailors are expected to compete at the world championships at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club from November 29-December 8.

Most of the top teams will be competing, given world titles and Olympic qualification are on the line, and many countries will also be using it as an Olympic selection event. Olympic champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke will be looking to win their fifth world title and first since returning to the class after a two-year break and the Nacra 17 fleet will be looking to knock Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti off their perch after the Italians dominated the class in 2018.

To make this world championship event a great success we are calling on assistance from volunteers whose role will be critical to help welcome local and visiting sailors, deliver a world-class regatta and foster a spirit of helpfulness and hospitality.

We are looking for people to help in both on-water and on-shore positions. 

We would very much appreciate your assistance in helping to make this regatta a positive and memorable experience for all sailors, coaches and supporters.

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

If you can help out, please register your interest below indicating what roles you would like to do and availability and we will be in touch.

49er worlds


Please outline any medical conditions that we should be aware of (e.g. severe allergies)
Please outline any physical limitations that may make some roles difficult for you (e.g. back problems)
Please outline any dietary requirements you may have



Please check on-water roles you would like to or are comfortable performing
Start/Finish boat team
Mark boat skipper
Mark boat crew
Safety boat skipper
Safety boat crew
Media boat skipper
If you are interested in driving a support boat, please outline your experience and attach a copy of relevant qualifications you may have.
One file only.
100 MB limit.
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Are you capable of performing rescues?
Are you capable of pulling up marks?
Do you have your own lifejacket/PFD?
Please select on-shore role you would like to or are comfortable performing
Pack in / pack out
Regatta office
PRO office
Beach Master
Launch/retrieval assistants
Green team
Refuelling/vessel maintenance
Measurement assistant


Please indicate the days you are able to volunteer