Hi Matey and welcome.
Others have suggested this before and I'd suggest you may give it a go. Just pop into one of the local Yacht Clubs and offer your time as race
When we raced lots of skippers really dtruggled to make up the 8, 10, 12 people they needed to crash thier boats around the cans - and I guess its the same in your area.
DO NOT be put off if you lack race
experience. IMHO most good skippers would prefer someone who is open to learn and turns up on time each race day over an unreliable boy racer
Good luck on getting the sea hours.