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Becoming a Volunteer

Add your time and talents and play your unique role in the 51st Annual Southern Straits Classic

Southern Straits is proudly hosted by the West Vancouver Yacht Club and 2019 will mark the 51st annual event. Attracting Skippers and Crew from around the globe, Straits is the first Pacific Long Distance race in the calendar year, and many of our competitors go on to compete in other long distance races such as VanIsle 360 and Vic-Maui.

Each year the Race Organizers rely on 100+ volunteers to run a successful Event. There are lots of ways to help out and you don’t need to be a sailor or a West Vancouver Yacht Club Member to be part of the team.

Southern Straits Classic 2019 runs from Thursday, April 18th to 00:30 Sunday April 21, 2019. All volunteers may be required to attend a prior orientation session and attend additional training sessions as deemed required by the various Committee Chairs.

Specific positions are continually becoming available, this page will be kept up to date with the latest postings. If you can fulfill a position, please email

Thank you in advance for your time and we look forward to welcoming you to the Straits team!

Current Opportunities Available

-Please check back for available positions-