Besides the competing crews, volunteers are a big part of the event. Volunteers setup and run the event. They prepare the course: collecting watercraft like stakeholder boats; installing course lanes; and marking the beach launch site. On the day of the race additional duties include manning starter platforms; selling T shirts; driving boats; assisting race officials at the start and finish lines; and tearing down the course afterwards.
SRA welcomes volunteers from the club and community, especially local high school students or community college students who are curious about any of the participating MARC colleges. It’s a great opportunity to meet enthusiastic undergraduates. High school students can apply volunteer hours to their community service requirement.
After you volunteer, the SRA Regatta Coordinator, Tarin Summy, will assign you to a specific task based on your availability. Contact Tarin if you have time limitations; for example, if you can’t commit to a full day but want to volunteer for a morning or afternoon time slot.