Southern Straits Race

April 7, 2023 – April 8, 2023 all-day America/Vancouver Timezone
Boat Location:
Slip N42, Heather Civic Marina
600 Stamps Landing
Vancouver, BC V5Z 3Z1
West Vancouver YC
(604) 921-7575

53rd Southern Straits Classic at West Vancouver Yacht Club – Preview

by Victoria Giddings 

 Southern Straits Classic © West Vancouver Yacht Club

The West Vancouver Yacht Club (WVYC) is excited to welcome back the Southern Straits Regatta after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic. The 52nd running of the Easter weekend race will see sailors crisscrossing Georgia Strait testing their strategy, skill, and endurance while racing overnight in early season conditions.

The Short, Medium, and Long courses range from 70 – 133 nautical miles. In addition, there is an Inshore Course (approximately 20 nautical miles) that will be conducted during daylight hours on Good Friday.

Race registration is now open and closes on Sunday, April 10th. Early bird discount available until February 28th.

The WVYC will also be offering a one-day Coastal Personal Survival Course on April 3rd for those who need to renew or take a Safety at Sea course. Registration details are online at Coastal Personal Survival Course.


WVYC is inviting all racers to participate in this challenging yachting tradition.


The races will take place over the weekend of April 14-16, 2023.
Starting sequences will begin at 10:25 a.m. on Friday, April 14.

WVYC welcomes everyone to come down to Dundarave Pier in West Vancouver to see the parade of boats line up between nine and 10 a.m. and cheer on the competitors before the race begins.


West Vancouver Yacht Club
5854 Marine Drive
West Vancouver, BC

For more information, please visit or call WVYC at 604.921.7575.

Notice BoardNotice of RaceRace Tracker

Be at Slip N42, Heather Civic Marina - Fri April 7th @ 12:00AM PDT

Club Website: West Vancouver YC
Registration: Link
Race Results: 7 of 10  
Crew Color Codes: Green crew is confirmed. Yellow crew need to verify with Skipper. Red does not crew for event. White crew position assignment not made yet and tally as Maybe - need to verify with Skipper.
 Name Position AssignmentAvailable Crew Comment
WestcoastCarl Skipper
AxeMan Not Assigned
Fritz Not Assigned
Nick Mac Not Assigned
alanandisla Not Assigned
Total Crew 5 = Confirmed (1) + Maybe (4) -- Maybe includes Available with no position assigned
Post # 63

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