Communication with Swiftsure’s Volunteer Coordinator

Each Swiftsure volunteer will need to read the Swiftsure 2024 Volunteer Handbook to become aware of safety requirements and also to discover some of the perks of volunteering with the historic Swiftsure International Yacht Race.

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

The Swiftsure Administrator will be pleased to answer your race-related inquiries or direct it to the appropriate person for a response.

By Email

General Inquiries:

Swiftsure Volunteer Coordinator:

Registrar Inquiries:

By Phone

Swiftsure Office at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club: 250.592.2441

The office is open Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:00 Pacific time.

By Mail

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

2024 Swiftsure Committee

Event Chair:  Kirk Palmer
Webmaster  Charlotte Gann
Principal Race Officer:  Dugald Smith
Logistics:  Michael Koster
Media Relations:  Ed Watson

Race Director:  Paul Longridge
Sponsorship Relations  Karen Palmer
Technology:  Adam Serediuk
Trophies & Award Records:  Guy Tyrwhitt-Drake
Volunteer Coordinator:  Gillian Manson

Other Contacts

Swiftsure Office Administrator:  RVYC Administrator
Swiftsure Registrar:  Leslie Basham
Handicap Ratings:  Kirk Palmer
Racer Promotion:  Alex Fox & Bobbi Campbell

Inspection Dock:  Roger Hind
Dockmaster Victoria Inner Harbour:  Brian Dodsworth & Barry Ford
Cadboro Bay Docking:  Kuo-Hsing Kuo
Entertainment: Margaret Long