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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.

Kinetic Final Update August 20th (Day 16) More

Frank Colistro’s Freshwater News Article July 25, 2014

Freshwater News, a publication for Oregon and SW Washington state water-sport aficionados, has published an article by Frank Colistro of Wy’East, a Cascade 36 racing out of Corinthian Yacht Club of Portland. Frank has raced Swiftsure for a couple of decades and finally shared his musings about racing the consistently mercurial moods of Swiftsure.

This truly charming article describes the campaign by the group of Oregon race yachts that challenged both the Oregon Offshore Race and Swiftsure International Yacht Race 2014.  Of the at least 9 Oregon yachts that raced both races, 7 finished Swiftsure and Anam Cara, Riva, Wy’East and Ocelot took hardware.

Enjoy reading Freshwater News July 2014 publication – Frank’s article begins on Page 1.

Charlotte Gann

Swiftsure International Yacht Race

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