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Shaw TV South Vancouver Island created this video inviting you to volunteer in the biggest yacht race on North America’s entire west coast. 2018 is the 75th running of the historic Swiftsure International Yacht Race. Volunteer and be a part of Victoria’s maritime traditions.


Swiftsure Orientation

Swiftsure 2018 Orientation sessions will take place May 1st (Tuesday) and May 3rd (Thursday) at 7 pm in the Main Lounge at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Road.  Please plan to attend a session.

Volunteers will receive Swiftsure’s Volunteer Handbook about the Swiftsure 2018 races.

Volunteers’ & Sponsors’ Recognition Night and Silent Auction

The 2018 Volunteers & Sponsors Recognition Night and Silent Auction will be held Thursday, May 31st at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Road.

Communication with Swiftsure’s Volunteer Coordinator

For further information, please communicate with Swiftsure’s Volunteer Coordinator at

 The Swiftsure Office Administrator will be pleased to answer your general or race-related inquires or pass them on to the appropriate person for a response. 

By Email

Registration Inquiries:

Swiftsure Volunteer Coordinator:

General Inquiries:

By Phone

Swiftsure Office at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club: 250.592.2441

The office is open Monday to Saturday, 09:00-12:30 and 13:30-17:00 Pacific time.

By Mail

Swiftsure International Yacht Race
c/o Royal Victoria Yacht Club
3475 Ripon Rd.
Victoria, BC
V8R 6H1   Canada

2018 Swiftsure Committee

Event Chair: Andrew McBride
Special Advisor: Vern Burkhardt
Principal Race Officer: John Abel
Finance: Heather Brazier

Media Relations: Charlotte Gann
Race Director: Mike Cowley
Sponsorship Relations & Silent Auction:

Technology: Dennis McMillan
Trophies and Award Records: Alan Barber
Volunteer Coordinator:


Other Contacts

Swiftsure Office Administrator:
Swiftsure Registrar: Ann SteeShirley Hind
Handicap Rating: Kirk Palmer
Multihulls Promotion: John Green
USA Race Promotion: Bobbi Campbell
SPOT Transponders: Margaret Green
Inspection Dock: Keith Beange
Dockmaster: Brian Dodsworth
Site Manager Inshore Race: Roger Bailey