The Swiftsure International Yacht Race is organized by the Victoria Yacht club and will take place from May 24 – 26, 2014. The Swiftsure is one of the foremost long distance yacht races in British Columbia and the greater Pacific Westcoast region as a whole. Having made its debut in 1930, the Swiftsure continues to attract competitors and spectators from across the globe, and is considered an important race for sailors, and community members a-like.
Swiftsure Public Events Schedule:
Thursday May 22, 2014: Ship Point
2:00pm – 6:00pm: Swiftsure Center opens for registration
Friday May 23, 2014: Ship Point
10:00am – 6:00pm: Swiftsure Center open for registration
Saturday May 24, 2014: Clover Point (Central Saanich Lions Club)
8:00am: Pancake Breakfast
9:00am: First race starts (subsequent starts to follow at ten minute intervals). There will be many photo opportunities as the boats jockey for position between the breakwater and Brotchie ledge.
Sunday May 25, 2014: Ogden Point
Midnight- 6:00am: Yachts in the three Long Courses cross the finish line.
The Swiftsure center is located at Ship Point in Victoria’s Inner Harbour and is the information headquarters for the race. For more information please visit the Swiftsure International Yacht Race website.