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)
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Race Date Event Coordinator PRO Committee Boat Committee
Iceberg Race   Sat, 1/20/2018   Mark Jackson ken Chin Kowloon Ken, Tammy, and crew
Blakely Rock Benefit   Sat, 4/7/2018   Shannon Renner Mike Cain Copacetic Dana Brooks, Dana Yaffee, Lisa, Mike Adams, Laney Gale,
Ballard Cup 1 - R1   Mon, 4/23/2018   Ken Chin Ken Chin Kowloon Kowloon
Ballard Cup 1 - R2   Mon, 4/30/2018   Ken Chin Ben Braden / Kirk Utter Teaser More Uff da Crew
Race to the Straits Sea   Sat, 5/5/2018   Shannon Renner Shannon Renner with Eric Finn helping Lady Too Eric Finn, Dana Brooks, Darrel Jensen and Daughter
Race to the Straits PT   Sat, 5/5/2018   Shannon Renner Mike Cain Sasquatch  
Race to the Straits PT   Sun, 5/6/2018   Shannon Renner Mike Cain Sasquatch  
Race to the Straits Sea   Sun, 5/6/2018   Shannon Renner Shannon Renner Tangent Charlie O Hern, Dana Brooks, Kelly Moon
Ballard Cup 1 - R3   Mon, 5/7/2018   Ken Chin Shannon Reener Those Guys Those Guys (Jennifer Heins) and Crew
Ballard Cup 1 - R4   Mon, 5/14/2018   Ken Chin Tim Morgenroth Airloom Airloom with Airloom crew
Ballard Cup 1 - R5   Mon, 5/21/2018   Ken Chin      
Ballard Cup 2 - R1   Mon, 6/4/2018   Charlie O'Hern Charlie O'Hern Boadicea Simon Ffitch and Boadicea Crew, Jessica Turner, Steve Franklin
Ballard Cup 2 - R2   Mon, 6/11/2018   Charlie O'Hern   Image Don Sarin and Zap Crew
Three Buoy Fiasco   Sat, 6/16/2018   Eric Finn Eric Finn Poop Deck Puff crew and friends
Ballard Cup 2 - R3   Mon, 6/18/2018   Charlie O'Hern   Outlaw Cindy Gossett and Outlaw crew
Ballard Cup 2 - R4   Mon, 6/25/2018   Charlie O'Hern Shannon Renner re-Quest Alex Wetmore and re-Quest Crew
Ballard Cup 2 - R5   Mon, 7/2/2018   Charlie O'Hern Lance Staughton BOOH (Bat out of Hell) Lance and BOOH Crew
Ballard Cup 3 - R1   Mon, 7/9/2018   Mike Cain Kirk Fraser Eclipse Eclipse & Crew
Ballard Cup 3 - R2   Mon, 7/16/2018   Mike Cain   Image Reckless
Ballard Cup 3 - R3   Mon, 7/30/2018   Mike Cain Ken Chin Kowloon 17 - Crew
Down the Sound Sea   Sat, 8/4/2018   Kirk Utter john and barbara blue lullaby Marci DesChamps
Down the Sound GH   Sat, 8/4/2018   Kirk Utter Trent Piepho Rock Lobster Trent and Kristin Piepho
Down the Sound GH   Sun, 8/5/2018   Kirk Utter Trent Piepho Rock Lobster Trent and Kristin Piepho
Down the Sound Sea   Sun, 8/5/2018   Kirk Utter john and barbara blue lullaby john, barbara, kirk, marci
Ballard Cup 3 - R4   Mon, 8/6/2018   Mike Cain      
Ballard Cup 3 - R5   Mon, 8/13/2018   Mike Cain Mike Cain Plover Plover
Single-Handed Race   Sat, 8/25/2018   Eric Finn      
J & J Race   Sun, 9/16/2018   Lance Staughton      
Fall Regatta   Sat, 10/20/2018   Ron Ernst     Dana Brooks
Race-Your-House   Sat, 11/3/2018   Mike Humpstead, Kirk Utter      

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.