NJ Offshore is always looking for volunteers who are able to bring their personal boats out onto the race course during race day. Our optimal goal is to have 30 to 40 boats stationed around the course during the race for safety reasons. NJ has been known as a very safe race due to the quick response time that we are able to demonstrate when an accident occurs.
Any boat that is over 24 ft can participate as a water volunteer. Actually, the bigger the better. Water volunteers fall into several different categories:
Turn Boats - The largest and tallest of the volunteer boats that mark the turns.
VIP Boats - VIP Boats are generally sport cruisers that carry VIPs and members of the Press.
Medical Boats - Usually 30ft fast boats that carry paramedics.
Dive Boats - Fast utility boats that carry SCUBA divers.
Sweep Boats - Boats from 24 to 45 ft used to keep the course clear and safe.
Marker Boats - Usually sail boats that mark the spectator area.
NJ Offshore is always interested in having new land volunteers join our club. As you can imagine, putting on an event of this proportion is not a one-man show. It takes hundreds of people working together to put on a world class event such as this. If you would like to get involved in the production of this event, help in the pit area or score on race day please contact Toni Potthoff.