Control Tower

Volunteers Wanted!

BYC is looking for adults to join our experienced Race Management Team in the BYC Tower on a voluntary basis during the sailing season.
The Tower is the onshore base for all on water operations at BYC, working with the Rescue Boats on the water to provide a safe, efficient and informed sailing environment for all participants.
With a commanding 180 degree view of the racing area, access to live weather data from the local area and around the state, and constant contact to the Rescue Boats on the water via radio, the Tower is a vital part of the structure of organised sailing.
Race Management is a dynamic, challenging environment which requires good teamwork and communication across several locations.

Read this account by tower native Mike Kenyion in the Spring 2014 issue of The Reef.


  • Third floor Control Tower at the BYC clubhouse

  • Work with the on water crews to deliver a safe and efficient sailing environment

  • Full training in BYC operations is provided

  • External training through Yachting Australia is provided as appropriate.


  • Sunday afternoons from midday until approximately 5pm, October to April (break over Christmas/New Year)

  • Occasional days other than Sundays for events or training - plenty of notice will be provided.

What to bring

  • This is an onshore role so normal clothing appropriate to the conditions

  • When inclement weather is forecast a warm, water repellent jacket is advised as there may be
    occasions where you will need to go outside.


Mike Kenyon
03 9589 2154

Peter Sharp
03 9878 1997



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