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The 49th Annual Southern Straits - April 14 - 16, 2017. 

The countdown to the 49th Annual Southern Straits Race hosted by the West Vancouver Yacht Club is on! The Race Organizers are hard at work and we are thrilled to see 40 boats already listed on our Current Registrants list as we pass the 3-month to Race Day mark!

New for 2017, our popular Tech Talk Series is hitting the road! Join us on Friday, February 3rd at the Vancouver Rowing Club (Harbour Room) for our first evening:

                                                                 "Straits 101: The good, the bad...and the ugly"

Topics will include (but most likely not limited to..): Boat & Crew Prep, Weather, Courses, and Safety Requirements. Doors open at 6:30pm, no RSVP required. 

Now that 2017 is here, is your Safety at Sea Training up to date? The Safety at Sea Half-Day Seminar will be offered at 2 locations:

- March 11 at Sidney North Saanich YC
- March 30 at West Vancouver YC

These courses are specifically designed for sailors who are participating in OSR Category 3 and PIYA Coastal Category events such as Southern Straits. Online registration for these courses is now open with Early Bird registration and pricing available. Certificates obtained from this course are valid for five years. Course information, schedule, and online registration are all available at

Thank you to our Sponsors and the 100+ Volunteers that put their heart and soul into this amazing weekend of sailing. We look forward to welcoming you to WVYC April 14 - 16, 2017.

Sonia Telford
2017 Southern Straits Race Chair


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