Crew Register

Looking for a crewing position? The Botany Bay Yacht Club has a number of skippers looking for crew on both a permanent and casual basis.

Both experienced sailors and those new to sailing are invited to crew on our mixed fleet of racing yachts, sailing on the smooth enclosed waters of Botany Bay. On a racing yacht there are a number of different positions, the skipper or helmsman, the foredecker or bowman, the tactician, the maintrimmer, headsail trimmer and the spinnaker trimmer, on the smaller yachts many of these positions are combined.

Twilight races on Friday nights from October to March are an ideal way to get into sailing. You don't need to be an experienced sailor, whether you've been to a Discover Sailing Day, had some lessons or tried sailing as a child, crewing is a fun way to develop your skills. Twilight races are held over shorter courses in the sheltered waters of Georges River and Kogarah Bay.

If you have some sailing experience and want to experience the thrills of flying a spinnaker, then come and try crewing on a Saturday afternoon bay race. Whether you want to try trimming, a foredeck position, or just being out on the water, we'll match you with a skipper and over a few weeks you can try some different boats to find a casual or permanent crew position.

Please email us your phone number, email address and let us know any sailing experience or if you're new to sailing.