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White Noise wins FREE entry into Swiftsure 2015 October 5, 2014

On Sunday, October 5th at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Thermopylae Regatta signaled the end of the 2014 Vancouver Island Racing Series of 12 races held throughout the year.

Vern Burkhardt, Chair of Swiftsure, provided a gift certificate for a free entry to Swiftsure 2015. At this event, Liane Kern and Alex Fox of Trotac Marine, V.I.R.S. presenting sponsor (also a Swiftsure sponsor!), randomly drew from among the names of yachts present at the regatta for one lucky boat.

White Noise, a Martin 242 owned by Kirk Westergaard, was drawn.  His crew were on hand to receive the gift certificate, pictured here.  Congratulations to Kirk and his crew.

Crew of White Noise, including Marri Todd, gladly receive the free entry gift certificate for Swiftsure 2015 from Charlotte Gann.

Crew of White Noise, including Marri Todd, gladly receive the free entry gift certificate for Swiftsure 2015 from Charlotte Gann.

Thursday’s Child – First Ever Swiftsure – a Winner! September 18, 2014

Benjamin Rummen’s Hotfoot 31, Thursday’s Child share the account of team Thursday’s Child first Swiftsure experience, including the excitement of discovering they’d won the Juan de Fuca Light Class, Division 2!  A great team that kept their heads throughout the race, even helping with a man overboard situation.  Way to go Thursday’s Child!

Thursday's Child

Brenda Jacques Photography

Brenda Jacques Photography

Charlotte Gann, Swiftsure Committee

Vic-Maui race yacht Kinetic is returning to Victoria August 9, 2014

After successfully completing the Vic-Maui 2014 race, the yacht Kinetic left Kauai on August 4th for Vancouver Island – a delivery of some 2700 nautical miles by Vern Burkhardt, Rob Tape, Mike Cowley and Brian Dearden.  Their daily update of the voyage is shared here; many will find this fascinating, humourous and gripping.

Follow them on the Vic-Maui return race tracker.

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