Racing Crew Bank

Welcome skippers and crew

Whether you own a boat or are looking for a boat to race on, ABYC’s Crew Bank can get you racing. We race Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 16 to August 31 and some weekends. Our Crew Bank co-ordinators, Rebecca and John, can assess your needs and skills to match you with crew or a boat.

Download our Events Book for all races.

How does Crew Bank work?

• We race Tuesdays and Thursdays and boats typically leave the dock around 5:50 pm.

• Please arrive around 5:15 so we can find you a suitable boat or crew member.

• Look for either Rebecca or John under the white patio tent and they will match you with a boat or crew.

• Let Rebecca or John know how your experience was. Some crews and skippers are very competitive, while others are just out to have fun, a good match is important.

Is there an info session I can attend?

Yes! You can meet skippers and crew at our Crew Bank Night. This is an informative, social evening designed to introduce novice and seasoned sailors with skippers looking for crew. You’ll receive information on everything you’ll need to know – from the gear and clothing required – to working with the Race Committee.

There will be people on hand to answer questions about crewing on an ABYC racing boat and the many advantages of Club membership. It’s a great opportunity to meet ABYC members and racing skippers and to see if crewing is for you.

CREW BANK NIGHT – Thursday, May 5th at 6:30

Do I need to be a member to join the crew bank?

To crew regularly on an ABYC boat, you’ll need to become a member of the club. Associate membership fees are very affordable and allow you access to our Club facilities and activities.

Do I need previous sailing experience to join the crew bank?

Some knowledge of sailing is certainly helpful, but many boats will be willing to work with you to learn if you are keen to. If you have little or no sailing experience, you might consider taking the offered at ABYC. This course provides an invaluable introduction to the fundamentals of sailing and, though it isn’t mandatory to crew at ABYC, you (and your future crewmates) will find the experience much more enjoyable if you have acquired some basic sailing skills and knowledge of terms and equipment. The course fee also includes your first season’s Associate membership.