Notices to Competitors will be updated throughout the 2019 race.

OFFICIAL NOTICE BOARD – SWIFTSURE 2019

Jury Notices:



Race Committee 2019

Alternate Sail Numbers:



Changes to Yachts in the race at May 24:

Name, Sail Number, Race, Reason for Change



2019 DRAFT cruise ship movements from Greater Victoria Harbour Authority’s Cruise Schedule.

Arrivals, departures at Ogden Point off Victoria’s waterfront on Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27:

Port 2019 Date Cruise Ship Arrival – Depart
Victoria 25-May SEVEN SEAS MARINER 709’ 09:00-18:00
Victoria 25-May OOSTERDAM 936’ 18:00 23:30
Victoria 25-May STAR PRINCESS 950’ 19:00 23:59
Victoria 25-May NORWEGIAN BLISS 1070’ 19:30 23:59
Victoria 27-May CARNIVAL LEGEND 963’ 19:30 23:59


US Navy or Tank Ship Safe Passage


International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 

  • starting at page 8 of Canada Shipping Act

Washington State law re Orcas

Washington State Law, RCW 77.15.740 makes it illegal to:

  • Cause a vessel or other object to approach, in any manner, within two hundred yards of a southern resident orca whale
  • Position a vessel to be in the path of a southern resident orca whale at any point located within four hundred yards of the whale. This includes intercepting a southern resident orca whale by positing a vessel so that the prevailing wind or water current carries the vessel into the path of the whale at any point located within four hundred yards of the whale
  • Fail to disengage the transmission of a vessel that is within two hundred yards of a southern resident orca whale; or
  • Feed a southern resident orca whale.

Detail of Washington State Law, RCW 77.15.740


Protest Form – also requests for redress and reopening

Protest Form