Boat Holder

Purpose of Role:

The Boat Holder is a voluntary position that supports the fair and orderly boat racing by holding boats at the start of each 2000m race.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Adjust start fingers as required by the start officials.
  • Hold and adjust boat position at the start as instructed by the start aligner.
  • Undertake other duties as instructed by event umpires and boat holding team leaders.


This position will require volunteers to lie down for extended periods of time and may require some strength to hold boats in difficult conditions.