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Interested in crewing in the Southern Straits?

To add your name to the listing, please send an email to our Race Office at  Be sure to note your name, experience level or crew requirements, and contact details. 

The following people are interested in crewing for 2017 Southern Straits:

Name: Blake Byron Walker
Experience: Raced dinghies, and on local Farr 30 and J/29 (primary/offside trim, main trim pit, mast but not so much bow). Have a couple thousand hours of cruising, multi-day and night sailing, including some multi-day Baltic crossings.
Certificates: Commercial (SVOP) license, Marine First Aid, MedA3, ROC(M). Writing Sail Canada Celestial and IYT Yachtmaster Ocean exams in the coming weeks. Planning to do the Safety at Sea course prior to Straits 2017.

Looking to join a relatively competitive team for Straits 2017.
Date posted: November 15, 2016 

Name: Eric Martinen
Experience: All crew positions, experienced cruising/racing Skipper. Raced on many vessels between 20-72 ft: J/105, X-35, X-119, Farr 395, MORC 30, Jeanneau 452.
Certificates: Sail Canada Advanced, Basic Cruising Instructor, REACH Program Instructor, Coastal Navigation, Frist Aid & CPR, Marine Med A2, Marine Radio - VHF (DSC).

 I am a teacher and will be on Spring Break during Straits. I am originally from Toronto but now working in the Okanagan. Would love to race and meet some new people. I am quite competitive when racing but can also fit in with a more relaxed crew. Really want/need to get out on the water during Spring Break!
Date posted: February 3, 2017 

Name: Don Scott
Experience: Cruising the Solent, Hebrides, Chesapeake & offshore, Great Lakes/St. Lawrence, Salish Sea. Racing: VanIsle 360, SOAR, Anvil Island, Round Bowen, Bird Island (Australia)
Certificates: ICC, RYA Day Skipper/Coastal Navigation, ASA Advanced Coastal Cruising, BC Sailing Offshore Personal Survival/Safety at Sea, EPA Standard First Aid & Level C CPR, VHF, PCOC

Based in North Vancouver, happy to race competitively or just for fun. I'd love to get on a crew regularly racing offshore.
Date posted: February 14, 2017 

: Harold Shiel Swinton
Experience: Total amateur, own a 32 ft ketch but am looking for racing experience. I am mechanically inclined, can troubleshoot electrical and mechanical issues.
Certificates: None
Date posted: March 2, 2017

Name: Shareen Chin
Experience: On Santana 30/30 (Trim, foredeck, spin) TCYC and FCYC 2014, 2015, 2016, VRC Polar Bear Series 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2015 (Santana 30/30) and 2016 Southern Straits (Marda Gras), 2015 and 2016 full Whidbey Island Race Week, Collingwood (2015), Deep Cove Regatta (2014 and 2015). 2015 full VanIsle on Santa Cruz 70.
Certificates: Owns personal safety gear, Safety at Sea certified (expiry 2018), ROC-DSC endorsement, Marine First Aid (Expiry 2018)

Great team player, positive attitude, handles stress well, takes directions well, brings boat snacks/beer!
Date posted: March 5, 2017