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)
2019 STYC Volunteer List 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 
Race Date Event Coordinator PRO Committee Boat Committee
Iceberg Race   Sat, 1/19/2019   Dave Sinson      
Blakely Rock Benefit   Sat, 4/6/2019   Shannon Reener     Sarah Quill, Dana Brooks
Ballard Cup 1 - R1   Mon, 4/15/2019   Ken Chin      
Ballard Cup 1 - R2   Mon, 4/22/2019   Ken Chin     Lisa Smith
Ballard Cup 1 - R3   Mon, 4/29/2019   Ken Chin      
Race to the Straits Sea   Sat, 5/4/2019   Shannon Reener     Sarah Quill, Wanda Crietz
Race to the Straits PT   Sat, 5/4/2019   Shannon Reener      
Race to the Straits PT   Sun, 5/5/2019   Shannon Reener      
Race to the Straits Sea   Sun, 5/5/2019   Shannon Reener     Sarah Quill, Dana Brooks
Ballard Cup 1 - R4   Mon, 5/6/2019   Ken Chin      
Ballard Cup 1 - R5   Mon, 5/13/2019   Ken Chin      
Ballard Cup 1 - R6   Mon, 5/20/2019   Ken Chin      
Ballard Cup 2 - R1   Mon, 6/3/2019   Eric Finn   Airloom yes, I'll take care of it, Tim
Ballard Cup 2 - R2   Mon, 6/10/2019   Eric Finn      
Three Buoy Fiasco   Sat, 6/15/2019   Mike Danger Adams   Too Hip To Quit  
Ballard Cup 2 - R3   Mon, 6/17/2019   Eric Finn      
Ballard Cup 2 - R4   Mon, 6/24/2019   Eric Finn      
Ballard Cup 2 - R5   Mon, 7/1/2019   Eric Finn      
Ballard Cup 2 - R6   Mon, 7/8/2019   Eric Finn      
Ballard Cup 3 - R1   Mon, 7/15/2019   Mike Cain   Reckless Emre Can Sezer, Lizzy
Ballard Cup 3 - R2   Mon, 7/22/2019   Mike Cain      
Ballard Cup 3 - R3   Mon, 7/29/2019   Mike Cain      
Down the Sound Sea   Sat, 8/3/2019   Laney Gale (Kirk will help)      
Down the Sound GH   Sat, 8/3/2019   Laney Gale      
Down the Sound GH   Sun, 8/4/2019   Laney Gale      
Down the Sound Sea   Sun, 8/4/2019   Laney Gale     Dana Brooks
Ballard Cup 3 - R4   Mon, 8/5/2019   Mike Cain      
Ballard Cup 3 - R5   Mon, 8/12/2019   Mike Cain      
Ballard Cup 3 - R6   Mon, 8/19/2019   Mike Cain      
Single-Handed Race   Sat, 8/24/2019   Jared Swalwell      
J & J Race   Sat, 9/14/2019   Mike Cain     Sarah Quill
Fall Regatta   Sat, 10/19/2019   Mike Cain     Dana Brooks
Race-Your-House   Sat, 11/2/2019   Kirk Utter     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.