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First Mate

Volunteer First Mate



Sydney Harbour CYCA Departure


Time Commitment

7 hours per week


Key Responsibilities

  • Assist the skipper in ensuring the safety of the vessel, crew and participants.
  • Understanding the goal for the day or session.
  • Assisting the skipper to ensure goals are met.
  • Assisting participants to develop sailing, yachtsmanship, and teamwork skills as appropriate to their ability.
  • Assisting crew to develop sailing, yachtsmanship, crewing and mentoring skills.
  • Modelling and encouraging appropriate behavioural standards and building positive relationships with participants.
  • Active role in the set up and pack down of the yacht.
  • Communicating any concerns with the skipper and providing feedback.


Essential Competencies / Skills

  • Good knowledge of boating and sailing.
  • Ability to helm and sail a yacht.
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate well with children and young people.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Punctuality, reliability and flexibility.


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