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)
2020 STYC Volunteer List 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 
Race Date Event Coordinator PRO Committee Boat Committee
Iceberg Race   Sat, 1/18/2020   Mike Cain Mike Adams Sasquatch PRO training event
Fresh Water Race   Sat, 2/22/2020   Mike Cain Mike Adams Sasquatch PRO training event
Blakely Rock Benefit   Sat, 4/4/2020   Shannon Renner and Mike Beste     Sarah Quill, Dana Brooks
Ballard Cup 1 - R1   Mon, 4/13/2020   Eric Finn and Marc Klimaschewski   Blue Lullaby  
Ballard Cup 1 - R2   Mon, 4/20/2020   Eric Finn and Marc Klimaschewski      
Ballard Cup 1 - R3   Mon, 4/27/2020   Eric Finn and Marc Klimaschewski      
Ballard Cup 1 - R4   Mon, 5/4/2020   Eric Finn and Marc Klimaschewski Tim Morgenroth Airloom Mike Scribner
Ballard Cup 1 - R5   Mon, 5/11/2020   Eric Finn and Marc Klimaschewski      
Ballard Cup 1 - R6   Mon, 5/18/2020   Eric Finn and Marc Klimaschewski      
Race to the Straits Sea   Sat, 5/2/2020   Shannon Renner     Sarah Quill
Race to the Straits PT   Sat, 5/2/2020   Shannon Renner      
Race to the Straits PT   Sun, 5/3/2020   Shannon Renner      
Race to the Straits Sea   Sun, 5/3/2020   Shannon Renner      
Ballard Cup 2 - R1   Mon, 6/1/2020   Megan Kogut      
Ballard Cup 2 - R2   Mon, 6/8/2020   Megan Kogut      
Ballard Cup 2 - R3   Mon, 6/15/2020   Megan Kogut   Denouement Eric Stover
Ballard Cup 2 - R4   Mon, 6/22/2020   Megan Kogut      
Ballard Cup 2 - R5   Mon, 6/29/2020   Megan Kogut   Doug Mansell / Hunter 40  
Ballard Cup 2 - R6   Mon, 7/6/2020   Megan Kogut   Doug Mansell / Hunter 40  
Three Buoy Fiasco   Sat, 6/20/2020   Mike Adams   Rubigale Dana Brooks
Women at the Helm Regatta   Sat, 7/25/2020   Eric Finn Eric Finn Rubigale Dana Brooks
Ballard Cup 3 - R1   Mon, 7/20/2020   Doug Mansell Megan Kogut Elixir Sarah Jones
Ballard Cup 3 - R2   Mon, 7/27/2020   Doug Mansell      
Ballard Cup 3 - R3   Mon, 8/3/2020   Doug Mansell      
Ballard Cup 3 - R4   Mon, 8/10/2020   Doug Mansell      
Ballard Cup 3 - R5   Mon, 8/17/2020   Doug Mansell      
Ballard Cup 3 - R6   Mon, 8/24/2020   Doug Mansell      
Down the Sound Sea   Sat, 8/1/2020   Laney Gale / Megan Kogut      
Down the Sound GH   Sat, 8/1/2020   Laney Gale / Megan Kogut      
Down the Sound GH   Sun, 8/2/2020   Laney Gale / Megan Kogut      
Down the Sound Sea   Sun, 8/2/2020   Laney Gale / Megan Kogut      
Single-Handed Race   Sat, 8/22/2020   Jarred Swalwell Jarred Swalwell Rubigale Dana Brooks
J & J Race   Sat, 9/12/2020   Eric Stover      
Fall Regatta   Sat, 10/17/2020   Carlton Wilson Mike Adams Too Hip To Quit Dana Brooks
Race Your House   Sat, 10/31/2020   Cary Kaczowka Trent Peipho Rock Lobster Kristin Piepho


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.