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2017 Swiftsure Sponsorship Luncheon April 17, 2017

On a recent blustery Wednesday, Swiftsure’s 2017 Sponsorship Luncheon was held in the main lounge of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, host of the Swiftsure International Yacht Race. Sponsors were greeted by members of the Swiftsure Committee and RVYC’s Vice Commodore and Rear Commodore and invited to relax by the fire while the winds whipped a small frenzy.

Sponsors were hosted to grilled salmon atop frisée and pints of Spinnakers’ Swiftsure India Session Ale, shared their business stories and interests, and heard of the 74th Swiftsure race plans and events.

R-L; Kathy Moore, Pacific Yachting Magazine; Daphne Goode, Shaw TV; Margaret Long, Times Colonist Newspaper

Swiftsure works with our Sponsors to promote their business aspirations while creating a festive celebration of their commitment to the longest running yacht race in the Pacific Northwest. These sponsors have a long history of success in supporting their community – a key perspective Swiftsure is glad to support and promote. They help us create an exciting race.

Alastair Chesson of AC Design

The race is presented from the heart of Victoria’s Inner Harbour – a rare possibility in the world of yacht racing. Without these amazing people and their company’s sponsorship, Swiftsure could not continuously present an exceptional race while keeping registration costs for racers affordable.

Nicole Day and Roxy Tamboline of IRIS The Visual Group

Swiftsure suggests, if you’re looking for businesses committed to supporting sailing and racing and the best local events, look first to this valuable group of Swiftsure Sponsors. Without them, the annual Swiftsure race would not be possible.

Todd Masse of Shipwreck Wares

Jen Braem and William of BC Sailing Association














So, with a toast to ALL of Swiftsure’s Sponsors, the 74th running of the race will again be presented to racers and their yachts, to the people of Victoria and their guests.






Swiftsure has partnered with Shaw TV to offer a unique learning experience for interested volunteers.

If you own a DSLR camera or like to take still photographs of all the action at the Swiftsure International Yacht Race, here is an opportunity to create a short feature for Shaw TV.


3rd Annual Swiftsure Technical Night Held March 22nd March 26, 2017

The main lounge at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club was buzzing before and after the presentations. Swiftsure’s 3rd Annual Technical Night attracted sailors who came to hear about the care and feeding of propulsion and boat systems from Raven Marine’s John Nassichuk, while Todd Koroll, general manager of Vector Yacht Services spoke about engines and drives, and the inimitable Brent Jacobi, Blackline Marine’s Rigging & Metal Fabrication Manager charted a course through rigging and how to spot nasties before your stick falls off.

Don Prittie, general manager of Canoe Cove Marina & Boatyard introduced these three gents, sharing some of their backgrounds which helped put credence in each presenter’s topic. 

These are experts in their fields who each shared inexpensive ways to prevent more expensive problems – not your typical sales approach. But they’re deeply immersed in life on the water and are practical. More

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