Our club is an all-volunteer organization and we need your help to continue presenting fun and fair racing.

Please contact our race committee chair to let us know how you can help the club. Descriptions and qualifications for each position are listed below.

Race Committee Chair (Mark Jackson 425-275-2111)
2017 STYC Volunteer List 2017 2016 2015 
Race Date Event Coordinator PRO Committee Boat Committee
Iceberg Race   Sat, 1/21/2017   Mark Jackson Dan Randolph JOUJOU, Dehler 35 (Capt. Jim Brauneis) Dan Randolph, Ashley Bell, Bob Leighton, Bob Foulds
Blakely Rock Benefit   Sat, 4/1/2017   Shannon Renner Mark Jackson Santorini, Captain Bob Allison Schelleen Rathkopt, Dana Brooks, Shannon Renner, Sara Smith, Sarah Quill, Laney Gale
Ballard Cup 1 - R1   Mon, 4/24/2017   Mark Jackson Dan Randolph Nefarious (Capt. Dan Randolph) Nefarious Crew
Ballard Cup 1 - R2   Mon, 5/1/2017   Mark Jackson Charlie O'Hern Tangent Capt. Charlie O'Hern Charlie O'Hern, Michelle Mathison, Mark Slepski
Race to the Straits Sea   Sat, 5/6/2017   Shannon Renner Shannon Renner Beltane (Dehler 39), Captain Ken Macdonald Sarah Quill, Cyndee, Catherine Picha
Race to the Straits PT   Sat, 5/6/2017   Shannon Renner Mark Jackson Strange Attractor, 45’ Jeanneau, Captain Jeremy Boynes Dana Brooks, Laney Gale, Mark Mazeski, Faraz Yusuf, Lawrence Jones
, Jim Danielsen
, Annie Sargent
, Pete Thompson
, David Burrows
Race to the Straits PT   Sun, 5/7/2017   Shannon Renner Mark Jackson Strange Attractor, 45’ Jeanneau, Captain Jeremy Boynes Dana Brooks, Laney Gale, Mark Mazeski, Faraz Yusuf, Lawrence Jones
, Jim Danielsen
, Annie Sargent
, Pete Thompson
, David Burrows
Race to the Straits Sea   Sun, 5/7/2017   Shannon Renner Shannon Renner Blue Lullaby (Newport 28), Captain John Endresen John and Barbara Endresen, Sarah Quill, Cyndee, Al Hughes, Beth Voss
Ballard Cup 1 - R3   Mon, 5/8/2017   Mark Jackson Mark Jackson Water Street Water Street Crew plus Ben
Ballard Cup 1 - R4   Mon, 5/15/2017   Mark Jackson Anna Elz Moonshine Moonshine Crew
Ballard Cup 1 - R5   Mon, 5/22/2017   Mark Jackson Damen Darley Lady Too Lady Too Crew
Ballard Cup 2 - R1   Mon, 6/5/2017   Mark Jackson Ken Chin Kowloon (Capt. Ken Chin) Kowloon Crew
Ballard Cup 2 - R2   Mon, 6/12/2017   Mark Jackson Mike Cain Copacetic, Hunter 41DS (Capt Mike DeMan) Mike Cain, Mike DeMan, Shannon Reener, Eric Finn and Friends
Three Buoy Fiasco   Sat, 6/17/2017   Mark Jackson Tim Divine Kinetics (Capt. Brad Greene) Tim Divine, Brad Greene, Sara Longley, Steve Dreher, Shannon Reener
Ballard Cup 2 - R3   Mon, 6/19/2017   Mark Jackson Kirk Utter Teaser (Capt. Kirk Utter) Teaser Crew
Ballard Cup 2 - R4   Mon, 6/26/2017   Mark Jackson Charlie O'Hern Tangent (Capt. Charlie O'Hern) Tangent Crew
Ballard Cup 2 - R5   Mon, 7/17/2017   Mark Jackson Dan Randolph Nefarious (Capt. Dan Randolph) Nefarious Crew
Ballard Cup 3 - R1   Mon, 7/24/2017   Eric Finn Ken Chin Kowloon (Capt. Ken Chin) Kowloon Crew
Ballard Cup 3 - R2   Mon, 7/31/2017   Eric Finn Mike Cain Sasquash Sasquash & friends
Down the Sound Sea   Sat, 8/5/2017   Michelle Mathison/Anna Elz      
Down the Sound GH   Sat, 8/5/2017   Michelle Mathison/Anna Elz      
Down the Sound GH   Sun, 8/6/2017   Michelle Mathison/Anna Elz      
Down the Sound Sea   Sun, 8/6/2017   Michelle Mathison/Anna Elz      
Ballard Cup 3 - R3   Mon, 8/7/2017   Eric Finn Ryan Helling Velella Velella Crew
Ballard Cup 3 - R4   Mon, 8/14/2017   Eric Finn Charlie O'Hern Tangent (Capt. Charlie O'Hern) Tangent Crew
Ballard Cup 3 - R5   Mon, 8/21/2017   Eric Finn Mark Jackson Water Street (Capt. Mark Jackson) Water Street Crew
Single-Handed Race   Sat, 8/26/2017   Eric Finn TBD TBD  
Pink Boat Regatta   Sat, 9/9/2017   Ashley Bell Dave Garman Santorini, Captain Bob Allison Chuck Stephens
J & J Race   Sun, 9/17/2017   Charlie O'Hern   TBD  
Race-Your-House   Sat, 10/21/2017   Shannon Renner Mike Beste Cambria, Mapleleaf 42 (Capt. Mark Aberle) Mark Aberle, Mike Beste, Shannon Renner
Fall Regatta   Sun, 10/22/2017   Shannon Renner Mark Jackson Cambria, Mapleleaf 42 (Capt. Mark Aberle) Mark Aberle, Mark Jackson, Sara Smith, Shannon Renner, Dana Brooks, Mike Adams, Emma, Casey Wall, Mike Beste?, Laney Gale?


Event Coordinator:
This is the person who takes ownership of the event working closely with the STYC race chairman. The position requires basic project management skills to make sure all aspect of the race proceed as planned and is usually part of the race committee, often acting as the principal race officer (PRO).

Principal Race Officer (PRO):
This person is in charge of conducting the race. Duties include directing the committee members, communicating with the fleet, deciding long or short course options, postponements, etc. This position requires prior committee boat experience and familiarity with the STYC race book, the racing rules of sailing, and starting procedures.

Committee Boat:
Please consider volunteering your boat (and yourself as skipper) for the committee boat. For most events any boat over about 25' with an anchor is fine. Volunteering your boat only requires that you take the race committee (2-6 people) aboard and are able to set an anchor in about 60' of water. Most of our races start just outside the breakwater at Shilshole and will have you back at the dock in less than 4 hours.

Race Committee:
No experience is necessary! We will need between 2 and 8 people for each event. Your duties will include holding flags, blowing the horn, etc. as directed by the principal race officer...then enjoy a cold beverage and snacks while watching the race and writing down finish times.