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 The 2017 49th Annual Southern Straits Classic courses are open to boats based on their ratings as follows.

Course eligibility summary
 Course  PHRF ratings

            
  <= 0    
  20-99    
  100 +   
 GRANDE  (201 NM)      
 long     (138 NM)
     
 medium  (98.1 NM)    
     
 short    (74.8 NM)
     

 In addition to the Grande, Long, Medium and Short courses, an Inshore Course for all boats with a current PHRF certificate will be conducted in daylight hours on Friday, April 14th, 2017.

More course details will be available in the Sailing Instructions (to be posted on the website one week ahead of race day), and will be available at the Clubhouse at Registration Confirmation, the day prior to race day.
  • Grande Course
    • Grande Course (Distance approximately 203 nm): 

      Start-Line Dundarave Pier (West Vancouver)
      to QB (leave to Port) (optional at the discretion of Race Committee)
      to Kits Barge Buoy (leave to Port) (optional at the discretion of Race Committee)
      to QB (leave to Port) (optional at the discretion of Race Committee)
      to Sisters Islets (leave to Port)
      to TA (leave to Port)
      to Sisters Islets (leave to Port) or Halibut Bank (leave to Starboard) (this mark dependant on the time of the first boat rounding TA mark. If the first boat rounds before 2300hrs, next mark will be Sisters Islets. If the first boat rounds TA after 2300hrs, next mark will be Halibut Bank)
      to Point Atkinson (Finish).
  • Long Course
    • Long Course (Distance approximately 138 nm): 

      Start-Line Dundarave Pier (West Vancouver),
      to Sisters Islets (leave to Port),
      to TA (leave to Port)
      to Halibut Bank, (leave to Starboard)
      to Point Atkinson (Finish).
  • Medium Course
    • Medium Course (Distance approximately 98.1 nm):
      Start-Line Dundarave Pier (West Vancouver),
      to Sisters Islets (leave to Port),
      to Point Atkinson (Finish).
  • Short Course
    • Short Course (Distance approximately 74.8 nm): 

      Start-Line Dundarave Pier (West Vancouver),
      to Ballenas Islands (leave to Port),
      to Point Atkinson (Finish).
  • Inshore Course
    • Inshore Course (approx. 20nm)

      The exact Inshore Course Option will be published in the Sailing Instructions and the exact course to the sailed will be determined on Race Day.