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The 47th Annual Southern Straits - April 3-5, 2015

Southern Straits has earned its reputation as being one of the Pacific Northwest’s premiere sailing events. 2015 marked the 47th consecutive start of this WVYC flagship event, and what a weekend of racing it was!

With 4 all new course options, this year saw 92 boats on the line with over 750 sailors on the water. The Medium Course turned out to be the most popular with 46 boats racing to Sister Islets and back.

We haven’t had a downwind start for years and the visual spectacle of nearly 100 boats setting off under spinnaker was quite something. When you add Eric Holden’s Open 60 “O Canada” to the Start Line, a spectacular blood moon lunar eclipse and wind at the Finish Line at Pt. Atkinson, I think we had it all!

2015 Southern Straits results are now final and can be found here. A great selection of photographs from throughout the race are now posted both here and on our dedicated Southern Straits Facebook page.

Thank you to the 92 hard working Volunteers that put together a fantastic weekend of racing, memories and friendship. You made WVYC proud!

Next year Good Friday falls on March 25, 2016 and we look forward to welcoming you back to our home port.

Sonia Telford
2015 Southern Straits Race Chair

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