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)
2016 STYC Volunteer List 2017 2016 2015 
Race Date Event Coordinator PRO Committee Boat Committee
Iceberg Race   Sat, 1/23/2016   Dan Randolph Dan Randolph Impulsive (Capt. Ulf Gwildis) Stuart & Linda S.-W., Tom Barrigan, Gennie Livingston
Blakely Rock Benefit   Sat, 4/2/2016   Ashley Bell Mark Jackson & Shannon Renner Santorini (Capt. Bob Allison) Stuart & Linda S-W., Chuck S., Bob L., Christopher B., Sarah Q., Paul R.
Ballard Cup 1 - R1   Mon, 4/25/2016   Anna Elz Anna Elz Moonshine (Capt Kirk Fraser) Moonshine crew
Ballard Cup 1 - R2   Mon, 5/2/2016   Alex Simanis Mike Beste Poke & Destroy (Capt. Alex Simanis) Poke & Destroy crew
Race to the Straits Sea   Sat, 5/7/2016   Ashley Bell Shannon Renner Danger Ranger (Capt. Jon Hoskins) K. Blalock, S. Quill
Race to the Straits PT   Sat, 5/7/2016   Ashley Bell Mark Jackson Ketch Me (Capt. Tim Adamson) L. Dangle, S. Oosterman, C. Trainor, K. McGinley, B. Foulds
Race to the Straits PT   Sun, 5/8/2016   Ashley Bell Mark Jackson Ketch Me (Capt. Tim Adamson) L. Dangle, S. Oosterman, C. Trainor, K. McGinley
Race to the Straits Sea   Sun, 5/8/2016   Ashley Bell Shannon Renner Strange Attractor (Capt. Jeremy Boyne) K. Blalock, J. Smeltzer, D. Yaffee, F. Yusuf, K. Togashi, D. Johnson, C. Morrisset
Ballard Cup 1 - R3   Mon, 5/9/2016   Dan Randolph Mike Beste Cambria (Capt. Mark Aberle) Shannon Renner
Ballard Cup 1 - R4   Mon, 5/16/2016   Dan Randolph Mike Beste Tangent (Capt. Charlie O'Hern) Tangent crew + ?
Ballard Cup 1 - R5   Mon, 5/23/2016   Mark Jackson Mark Jackson Water Street (Capt. Mark Jackson) Mike Beste, Water Street crew
Ballard Cup 2 - R1   Mon, 5/30/2016   Dan Randolph Anna E. Nefarious Sarah Q.
Ballard Cup 2 - R2   Mon, 6/6/2016   Dan Randolph Dan Randolph Conrad J. (Capt Geoff Wolf) Conrad J crew
Ballard Cup 2 - R3   Mon, 6/13/2016   Dan Randolph Dan Randolph Figaro (Capt. Pete Serafin) Figaro crew, Sarah Q.
Three Buoy Fiasco   Sat, 6/18/2016   Mark Jackson Mark Jackson DuFrie (Capt. Tim Divine) DuFrie Crew
Ballard Cup 2 - R4   Mon, 6/20/2016   Dan Randolph Mike M./Lance S. Tangent (Capt. Charlie O'Hern) Tangent crew
Ballard Cup 2 - R5   Mon, 6/27/2016   Dan Randolph Mark Hammond, Ben Braden Blue Max (Capt. David Miller) Shazam Crew
Ballard Cup 3 - R1   Mon, 7/18/2016   Kirk Utter Kirk Utter Teaser (Capt. Kirk Utter) Teaser crew, Jessica T.
Ballard Cup 3 - R2   Mon, 7/25/2016   Dan Randolph Nick F. Lucidity (Capt. Trey McDonald) Morphine crew
Down the Sound Sea   Sat, 8/6/2016   Anna Elz Michael DeMan Copacetic (Capt. Michael DeMan) Copacetic crew
Down the Sound GH   Sat, 8/6/2016   Anna Elz Trent Piepho Rock Lobster (Capt. Trent Piepho) Rock Lobster crew
Down the Sound GH   Sun, 8/7/2016   Anna Elz Trent Piepho Rock Lobster (Capt. Trent Piepho) Rock Lobster crew
Down the Sound Sea   Sun, 8/7/2016   Anna Elz Michael DeMan Copacetic (Capt. Michael DeMan) Copacetic crew
Ballard Cup 3 - R3   Mon, 8/1/2016   Dan Randolph Dan Randolph Perfectly Strange (Capt. Paul Kalina) P.S. Crew, Jason G.
Ballard Cup 3 - R4   Mon, 8/8/2016   Ken Chin Ken Chin Kowloon (Capt. Ken Chin) Kowloon crew
Ballard Cup 3 - R5   Mon, 8/15/2016   Dan Randolph Trey McDonald Lucidity (Capt. Trey McDonald) Lucy crew, Jessica T.
Single-Handed Race   Sat, 8/27/2016   Dan Randolph Mike Beste Tangent (Capt. Charlie O'Hern) Tangent crew
Pink Boat Regatta   Sat, 9/10/2016   Ashley Bell Dave Garmin Santorini (Capt. Bob Allison) Michelle M, Shannon R., Chuck S.
J & J Race   Sun, 9/11/2016   Dan Randolph Scott Peterson Runner (Capt. Scott Peterson) Shannon R., Chuck S., Anna E., Talon S.
Race-Your-House   Sat, 10/22/2016   Shannon Renner Shannon Renner Cambria (Capt. Mark Aberle) Mike McGuane, Charlie O Hern,
Fall Regatta   Sun, 10/23/2016   Shannon Renner Shannon Renner Cambria (Capt. Mark Aberle) Mike McGuane, Catlin Gibson, Charlie O Hern, Mike Beste, Sarah Quill


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.