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Bring On the Wind

The North Shore Outlook just uploaded their feature on the upcoming West Vancouver Yacht Club Southern Straits Classic. If you are looking for a way to kick off the Easter weekend, come and watch competitive sailing up close.

Here are the details:

The West Vancouver Yacht Club is proudly hosting the 42nd Annual Southern Straits Classic. This sailing regatta is a West Coast racing tradition and an Easter Weekend ritual for sailors, their families and the community.

More than 60 boats and 400 sailors will race across Georgia Strait in this challenging overnight event - a true test of sailors’ strategy, skill and endurance. Racers from around the Pacific Northwest, and as far away as Hawaii, will participate in this year’s event.

In addition to the on-water activity, there will be family and community activities taking place near the start line at Dundarave Pier. The community is invited to begin their weekend with a pancake breakfast benefiting the Lions Society, followed by music from the West Vancouver Pops Band. There will also be a live commentary about participating boats as well as a special visit from the Easter Bunny.

Festivities will begin Good Friday April 2nd at 9 a.m. The race’s starting sequences will begin at 10:25 a.m. Easter celebrations will continue at Dundarave Village on Saturday, April 3rd with their annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Dundarave Pier 25th Street and Bellevue Ave. West Vancouver

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

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