The Whitby Regatta Committee are looking for volunteers to assist in marshalling, organising and generally assisting in ensuring the success of one of the biggest events in the Town's calendar.

Help is always required to run the Regatta Stall, Pick-a-Pen, Tombola and general planning however, one of the main activities that is left to a few, is the marshalling of the event. This includes administering and monitoring road closures, assisting with pedestrian walkways, erecting crowd barriers, identifying Health and Safety issues and general crowd control.

To qualify in becoming a marshal, the Whitby Regatta organise a one day Conflict Management Training course. The course is presented by a Quality Reviewer for the National Open College Network which monitors standards at conflict and physical intervention security training centres throughout United Kingdom.

Although there is no examination at the end of this one day attendance course, typically of 7 hours duration recognition will be given by the issue of a certificate of competence.

All volunteers involved in the 3 day event give their time free of charge and take pride in being involved in the community spirit generated by one of the area's leading events.

Training courses will be organised for volunteers in the months leading up to the Regatta.

If you would like to assist in any way or would like some more information please write to The Whitby Regatta, P.O. Box 50, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3YN stating which area you would like to volunteer for (marshalling, Regatta Stall, Pick a Pen, Tombola or general help).

Alternatively you can contact Ivor Greer on 07943 581339.

Regatta Dates

Saturday 10th August 2019

Sunday 11th August 2019

Monday 12th August 2019

Future Regatta Dates

15th, 16th & 17th August 2020

7th, 8th, & 9th August 2021

13th, 14th &15th August 2022