The 48th Annual Southern Straits - March 25 - 27, 2016.
The 48th Annual Southern Straits Race hosted by the West Vancouver Yacht Club has officially drawn to a close.
While the winds were definitely on the lighter side, we had a spectacular spinnaker start for the 2nd year running, with HMCS Orioles magnificent sail drawing an audible gasp from the crowd gathered on the shore as the breeze filled in.
The rain held off until the last few hours of the race as the wind filled in to bring the last racers across the Finish Line. Competitors remarked that they saw more sea life on the course (dolphins, sea lions, killer whales and a grey whale) then they have ever seen before.
A total of 83 boats competed on the 4 courses offered, with the last 3 competitors sailing on the Medium and Long Course right until the final minutes of the race.
Thank you to the WVYC Staff and 108 Volunteers that have put their heart and soul into this amazing weekend of sailing. We look forward to welcoming you back April 14 - 16, 2017.
2016 Southern Straits Race Chair