Employment type: Permanent (full-time or part-time both considered)
Salary: Negotiable - subject to successful applicants experience and qualifications
Location: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Darling Point, NSW
Applications: Please provide both a Cover Letter and Resume if applying
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) is Australia's premier yacht club and home to one of yachting's most iconic events - the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. In addition to having hosted sailing at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, Volvo Ocean races and Clipper Round the World Races, it is the sailing venue for the upcoming Sydney Invictus Games 2018.
Established in 1944, the CYCA is Australia's leading exponent of ocean racing and sea safety and will celebrate its 75th Anniversary in 2019, along with the 75th edition of the Sydney Hobart Race.
In preparation for the 2019 celebrations, the club is undergoing a major refurbishment of its clubhouse (due for completion October this year), having already completed the first stage which includes the sailing and administrative offices and Member change facilities.
In addition to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race the CYCA has a packed annual sailing calendar, operates one of Australia’s most successful Youth Sailing Academies and is a membership-based organisation with a 223-berth marina, bistro / café, bars and function rooms.
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is currently in a unique position to recruit the services of a qualified and experienced Race Officer. This position is key in providing professional on-water race management for the Club’s year-round seasonal racing calendar.
This involves the preparation and conduct of the club’s twilight racing and weekend offshore racing events, managing a small team of volunteers to start, monitor and finish races. Experience in conducting offshore keel boat racing and mark laying is highly desirable as is the ability to provide leadership under pressure.
Along with providing exceptional on-water race management, the candidate would be in a position to recruit, train and manage a volunteer race management team along with liaising with various departments to ensure the operational readiness of club on-water assets and mark laying operations as required.
The uniqueness of this position allows the candidate to undertake a role that requires both office administration as well as providing duties outdoors located on Sydney Harbour.
This position does require a large amount of evening and weekend work between September and March with occasional overnight stays on board the Race Committee vessel during the Clubs signature Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water racing program (Sep – Dec), as well as occasional offshore passages.
The Candidate will also be required to work Sundays from April to August each year, and assist with the Race Management teams to conduct the start of the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race and Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
Further to the on-water Race management duties, the successful candidate, dependant on experience, will be called upon during peak periods to assist in the race administration paperwork within the CYCA’s industry leading Sailing Department.