Epic 2015 Race? Yup. May 25, 2015

Ladies and Gents

Swiftsure 2015 had the best elements of a near-perfect race!  Good winds, smooth waters, incredible competitors from far and wide, the largest complement of racers in years.

First across the finish line was Dragonfly in 9 hours and 9 minutes.

Rage, Steve Rander’s Wylie 70, was first to finish the Swiftsure Lightship Classic in elapsed time – the long course for which the race week is named. Kudos to Steve and his intrepid crew, some of whom had not raced before – quite a testament to a wylie racer.

The Swiftsure Lightship Classic winner on corrected handicap time, for the SECOND year in a row, Peter Salusbury’s Longboard, a Riptide 35-2, wins Swiftsure Overall – the most highly competed race in Swiftsure.  Longboard won Swiftsure’s first ever battle flag for 2014 and again for 2015. You know it’s not about the money but the bragging rights.

1st Overall 2015

In Hein Bank Race PHRF, with 3 yachts competing, Valkyrie won.

In Hein Bank Race IRC, with 6 yachts competing, Glory won.

In Cape Flattery Multihulls, thanks to John Green’s tireless efforts, Swiftsure saw the largest fleet of multihulls compete for 2015, Bad Kitty won.

In Cape Flattery Race, perennially the largest race fleet, Terremoto – another Riptide 35 – won.

In Juan de Fuca Race, Cantina won.

Check out the complete Preliminary Long Course Results.

The Inshore Race was fast, with most competitors finished by 3 PM. Check the Inshore Results out.

The big changes for Swiftsure 2015 seem to have been well received – a brand new race course – Hein Bank Race – and a brand new venue for Swiftsure Centre in the Steamship Terminal, many thanks to sponsors Steamship Grill & Bar and the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority.

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What’s New for Swiftsure 2015? May 13, 2015

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New Long Course – Hein Bank Race

This 118.1 nautical mile race is open to all PHRF and IRC handicapped monohull yachts.  It is a fourth “Long Course” option for racing in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

The course goes from a starting line at Clover Point, leaving a mark at Neah Bay to port, leaving to port the ODAS 46088 (located about 5 nautical miles bearing approximately 2380 M from Hein Bank), and crossing a finish line across the Victoria Harbour (at Ogden Point Breakwater).  See the Notice of Race for the Four Long Courses and the Safety Equipment Requirements for Monohulls on Swiftsure’s website under Race Info. More

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Great weather, fantastic winds and even better racing.

Video from the Start of the 2015 Swiftsure International Yacht Race.

Registered Yachts

Name Type Race Rating
BIGFOOTX Hotfoot 31 JF 108
Sugar Glider Beneteau 32s5 INF 165
Dark Star Crown 34 INF 123
Journey Catalina 42 Mk II INN 150
Bat Out Of Hell Ballard/Ullman JF 54
Diva J Boat CF 69
ClaraALLEGRO Beneteau 36.7 CF 81
Aliikai Corsair F28R CFM 40
Gone With The Wind C&C-99 JF 102
Evermoore Moore 24 JF 168
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