All notices to competitors will be updated throughout the 2017 race.

OFFICIAL NOTICE BOARD

SWIFTSURE 2017

 

 


Preliminary Division Splits 2016

Preliminary Division Splits – Note: these preliminary division splits only include yachts which had registered by May 20, 2016.

We welcome skippers’ feedback. Please email them to racedirector@swiftsure.org, with a cc to chair@swiftsure.org, by no later than 5:00 PM on Monday, May 23rd, 2016 and your comments will be taken into consideration when finalizing the division splits.
 

2017 cruise ships will become available early in 2017 at the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority’s Cruise Schedule.

Arrivals, departures at Ogden Point off Victoria’s waterfront on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29:

Date Arrival Departure
May 27, Sat  0700  1600
May 27, Sat  1600  2359
May 27, Sat  1600  2359
May 27, Sat  1900  2359
May 29, Mon  1930  2359

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