The Laser World Championships would not be possible without the support of our hard working volunteers.

If you would like to help in this important event, you can let us know by clicking here.

The following are general descriptions of tasks. For more complete information, contact the VYC office. If you would like to help out with VYC events but are unsure what to volunteer for, let us know and we will be happy to help you explore options!

Ashore Positions

Social Media Volunteers

VYC is looking for a community-minded and social media savvy individual with a passion for volunteering (sailing knowledge a bonus). Help us spread the word about the great sailing opportunities on beautiful Banderas Bay!

Information and Administration
  • Assist at information desk with regatta information and general information about Vallarta
  • Assist with daily volunteer registration
  • Assist with volunteer lunch distribution
  • Assist with general office tasks
Awards Ceremonies
  • Check quantities and engraving of awards
  • Set-up area for awards
  • Co-ordinate with results department for result sheets
  • Keep awards in order for presentation
Jury Secretary
  • Set-up jury desk
  • Hand out protest forms
  • Log in protest forms received
  • Post protest list
  • Assist with scheduling
  • Assist in planning, organizing social events for volunteers
  • Sell/hand out tickets(evenings)
  • Inventory control (maintain records of equipment signed out and returned)
  • Preparing equipment for each race management team in time to get to their respective courses on time
  • Provide the appropriate Personnel with the equipment they need to perform their duties
First Aid
  • Assist with basic first aid treatments (appropriate training required)
  • Enter registration information into a computer
  • Issue registration forms and kits
  • Collect entry fees
  • Check pre-registrations and issue kits
  • Help sort registration by class at the end of the day
  • Assist with crowd control
  • Assist setting up the convention center area
  • Enter race result into computer
  • Put out results sheets
  • Maintain results boards 
  • Liaison with media and awards
  • Photo copy results sheets as needed
  • Help with competitors inquiries
  • Get information out to the people who needed it
  • Interview sailors, volunteers etc.
  • Prepare stories about VYC sailing events
  • Liaison with results to prepare information sheets
  • Liaison with local and other media
  • Round up people for interviews
  • Cover any VYC events (opening, awards etc.)
  • Work with support boats on the water
Boat Launch
  • Assist sailors with boats going in and out of the water
  • Assist in traffic control on the road, both cars and boats on dollies
  • Retrieve dollies around the harbour area in preparation for the end of the days races
  • Assist sailors getting their boats off the dollies so others may use them
Event Communications
  • Maintain communications with all on water activities
  • Maintain running (written) log on races
  • Record communications
  • Liaison between on water chairman and on shore needs (VIP etc.)


On-Water Postitions


Race Committee
  • Timer
  • Sound signaler
  • Flag officer
  • Recorder
  • Line Judge
Boat Owners
  • Supply and pilot your own boat
  • If you are unable to pilot your boat find a suitable person to do so
  • Boat owner are encouraged to perform rescue or race committee jobs
Boats are required for the following areas:
  • Race committee boat (1 per course)
  • Line boat (maximum 1, need varies by course)
  • Finish boat (1 per course)
  • Mark boat (3 per course)
  • Utility boat (need can vary per course)
  • Rescue boat (minimum one per course, need varies by event)
  • Media boat (2-3)
  • On water jury boat (3)
  • VIP tours (1-2)
Deck Hand
  • Set the anchor
  • Assist in docking the boat
  • Follow the instructions of the boat owner or pilot assist with race management / rescue as directed
Safety Boat Crew

Safety Crews work in conjunction with Race Officers in overseeing the safety of competitors racing. This involves monitoring the fleet and lending assistance in the event that a competitor requires help. It is a great way to be close to the racing and be a valuable asset in the event of problems. Volunteers are supervised by experienced Safety personnel and are stationed at various points on the course by the Safety 1 Captain on each of the race courses.

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Vallarta Yacht Club
Paradise Village Marina
Paseo De Los Cocoteros N° 001 Local #20
Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
CP 63732
 +52 (322) 297-2222
+52 (322) 297-2221