Our club is an all-volunteer organization and we need your help to continue presenting fun and fair racing.

Please contact our race committee chair to let us know how you can help the club. Descriptions and qualifications for each position are listed below.

Race Committee Chair (Mark Jackson 425-275-2111)
2015 STYC Volunteer List 2018 2017 2016 2015 
Race Date Event Coordinator PRO Committee Boat Committee
Iceberg Race   Sat, 1/24/2015   Scott P. Scott P. Cambria (Capt. Mark Aberle) Tracy O., Sue W., Paul R., Shannon R.
Blakely Rock Benefit   Sat, 4/4/2015   Ashley B. Kirk U. & Burr H. Patience (Capt. Dan Webster) Shannon R., Steve W., Marty W., John T., Debbie Y., Jennifer T., Melisa T.
Ballard Cup 1 - R1   Mon, 4/27/2015   Dan R. Alex Simanis Poke & Destroy (Capt. Alex Simanis) P&D Crew, Mark Jackson
Race to the Straits Sea   Sat, 5/2/2015   Ashley Bell Shannon Renner Doghouse II Sarah Quill, Michelle Mathison, Mark Klimaschewski
Race to the Straits PT   Sat, 5/2/2015   Ashley Bell Mark Jackson Ketch Me (Capt. Tim Adamson) Bob Foulds, Tonya Vaderwal, Bob Conrad, Geni Livingston
Race to the Straits PT   Sun, 5/3/2015   Ashley Bell Mark Jackson Ketch Me (Capt. Tim Adamson) Tonya Vaderwal, Scott Peterson
Race to the Straits Sea   Sun, 5/3/2015   Ashley Bell Shannon Renner Cambria (Capt. Mark Aberle) Sarah Quill, Michelle Mathison, Mark Klimaschewski, Lawrence Jones
Ballard Cup 1 - R2   Mon, 5/4/2015   Dan Randolph Dan Randolph Nefarious Ron Ernst, Mark Jackson, Nefarious Crew
Ballard Cup 1 - R3   Mon, 5/11/2015   Mike Beste Mike Beste Rosebud (Capt. Steve Kobish) Ron Ernst, Mark Jackson & Magic Button Crew
Ballard Cup 1 - R4   Mon, 5/18/2015   Bob Foulds Mark Jackson Airloom (Capt. Tim Morganroth) Ron Ernst, Airloom crew
Ballard Cup 1 - R5   Mon, 6/1/2015   Damon Darley Mark Jackson Lady Too (Capt. Damon Darley) Lady Too crew
Ballard Cup 2 - R1   Mon, 6/8/2015   Dan Randolph Mike Beste Cambria (Capt. Mark Aberle) Sarah Quill, Jennie Cutting, Matt Runyon, Dugan Reese, Shannon Renner
Three Buoy Fiasco   Sat, 6/13/2015   Mark Jackson Mark Jackson Tsunami (Capt. Michele Trombley) Shannon R., Sarah Q., Tina, Russell, Sue, Jeremy
Ballard Cup 2 - R2   Mon, 6/15/2015   Dan Randolph Dan Randolph Nefarious Nefarious crew
Ballard Cup 2 - R3   Mon, 6/22/2015   Anna Elz Anna Elz Moonshine (Capt. Kirk Faser) Moonshine crew
Ballard Cup 2 - R4   Mon, 6/29/2015   Dan Randolph Dan Randolph Figaro (Capt. Pete Sarafin) Figaro crew
Ballard Cup 2 - R5   Mon, 7/6/2015   Kirk Utter Kirk Utter Scimitar (Capt. Kirk Utter) Scimitar crew
Ballard Cup 3 - R1   Mon, 7/13/2015   Dan Randolph Kandace/Nick Lucidity (Capt. Trey McDonald) Lucidity crew
Ballard Cup 3 - R2   Mon, 7/27/2015   Paul Kalina Paul Kalina Perfectly Strange (Capt. Paul Kalina) Perfectly Strange Crew
Down the Sound Sea   Sat, 8/1/2015   Mike Beste/Anna Elz Shannon Renner Guinevere (Capt. Jonathan Hoskins) Richard Bustamante
Down the Sound GH   Sat, 8/1/2015   Mike Beste/Anna Elz Mike Beste Bamboo (Capt. Mike Beste) Mindy Inman
Down the Sound GH   Sun, 8/2/2015   Mike Beste/Anna Elz Mike Beste Bamboo (Capt. Mike Beste) Mindy Inman
Down the Sound Sea   Sun, 8/2/2015   Mike Beste/Anna Elz Mark Jackson Guinevere (Capt. Jonathan Hoskins) Dan Randolph
Ballard Cup 3 - R3   Mon, 8/3/2015   Dan Randolph Anna Elz Last Tango (Capt. Jim Geros) Tast Tango crew
Ballard Cup 3 - R4   Mon, 8/10/2015   Alex Simanis Alex Simanis Poke & Destroy (Capt. Alex Simanis) Poke & Destroy crew
Single-Handed Race   Sat, 8/15/2015   Alex Simanis Alex Simanis Poke & Destroy (Capt. Alex Simanis) Poke & Destroy crew
Ballard Cup 3 - R5   Mon, 8/17/2015   Ken Chin Ken Chin Kowloon (Capt. Ken Chin) Kowloon crew
J & J Race   Sat, 9/12/2015   Dan Randolph Dan Randolph Nefarious Nefarious crew
Pink Boat Regatta   Sun, 9/13/2015   Ashley Bell David Garmin Santorini (Capt. Bob Allison) Shannon Renner, Michelle Mathison
Fall Regatta/RYH   Sun, 10/18/2015   Shannon Renner Dan Randolph Cambria (Capt. Mark Aberle) Ashley B., Anna E., Scott P., Chuck S., Mark J., Amy


Event Coordinator:
This is the person who takes ownership of the event working closely with the STYC race chairman. The position requires basic project management skills to make sure all aspect of the race proceed as planned and is usually part of the race committee, often acting as the principal race officer (PRO).

Principal Race Officer (PRO):
This person is in charge of conducting the race. Duties include directing the committee members, communicating with the fleet, deciding long or short course options, postponements, etc. This position requires prior committee boat experience and familiarity with the STYC race book, the racing rules of sailing, and starting procedures.

Committee Boat:
Please consider volunteering your boat (and yourself as skipper) for the committee boat. For most events any boat over about 25' with an anchor is fine. Volunteering your boat only requires that you take the race committee (2-6 people) aboard and are able to set an anchor in about 60' of water. Most of our races start just outside the breakwater at Shilshole and will have you back at the dock in less than 4 hours.

Race Committee:
No experience is necessary! We will need between 2 and 8 people for each event. Your duties will include holding flags, blowing the horn, etc. as directed by the principal race officer...then enjoy a cold beverage and snacks while watching the race and writing down finish times.