Hard to believe, but Good Friday April 3rd 2015 will mark the 47th consecutive start for the West Vancouver Yacht Club’s Southern Straits Classic.
What started in 1969 with Ed Prescesky’s 47-footer SUMMER WINDS taking Line Honours, has grown into over 100+ boats and 700 sailors on the Start Line in 2014 from all over the Pacific Northwest. This year, Southern Straits is pleased to present all new Courses, a new Double Handed Division, a Registered Boat Bio feature and our brand new website which covers all the bases from ‘How to Register’ to ‘Foreshore Activities.’
Registration is now open and we look forward to seeing you on the 2015 Start Line
It all began in 1969 – Heading towards 50 years!!
On January 22, 1969, the West Vancouver Yacht Club circulated a bulletin: ‘In an effort to develop a major middle-distance yachting fixture in the Strait of Georgia for Category I and II boats, the West Vancouver Yacht Club is sponsoring the Southern Strait of Georgia Race on Easter weekend. Covering a distance of 120 miles with three turning marks, the race will start at 1100 hours on Friday, April 4th at the Point Grey Bellbuoy. First mark is Entrance Island, second is a lighted buoy 1½ miles south of Pt. Roberts and third mark is White Islets. All marks to Port. The race will finish at Passage Island. The course will be patrolled in daylight by members of the Seabee Flying Club. Owners or charterers of participating yachts must be members of recognized yacht clubs, and all entrants must have valid CCA certificates. For further information, contact race committee chairman Jack Pinch or Gerry Kidd.’
For more information about this event please call us at 604-921-7575 or visit our website at www.wvyc.ca