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Swiftsure Participants Can Book at The Strath 23-Mar-2023

If you’re looking to stay near the Swiftsure action, the Strathcona Hotel is perfect! It has a variety of room types, multiple restaurants and cafes, and entertainment. For decades, the Strath has been a local favourite destination in the heart of Victoria near the Inner Harbour and Swiftsure’s pre-race action. The Strathcona Hotel, a sponsor of Swiftsure, extends to Swiftsure participants 25% off their best available rate discount (the rate itself depends on which room type is booked). Rooms aren’t ‘blocked’ for Swiftsure so participants are encouraged to book as soon as possible. Please email Hotel Manager Ether Stella for a quote or to reserve your room: or phone 250.383.7137 or toll free 1.800.663.7476 and ask to speak with Ether. They look forward to hearing from you.

Swiftsure’s Crew Bank & Volunteer Registration are OPEN! 16-Mar-2023

Swiftsure’s Crew Bank is Open

We’re excited to announce the opening of Swiftsure’s Crew Bank. If you’d like to race Swiftsure but don’t have a ride, select the ‘Register Now’ field and add your name, contact info, skills & experience. Skippers seek additional crew through this list. Swiftsure is an exciting race with a long Pacific Northwest maritime history – we hope all crew registered here will get the experience.

Swiftsure Volunteer Registration is Open

For those wishing to experience Swiftsure from the ‘inside’, volunteering is the best way to be part of the Swiftsure team! Volunteer Registration is now also open and our Volunteer Coordinator, Bernadette Allen, is ready for you. Tell us your name and how to reach you, your t-shirt size, how many years you’ve volunteered for Swiftsure, and Bernadette will be in touch. For those returning to volunteer for Swiftsure (over 40 years! for some) – THANK YOU. You’ll hear from your team lead fairly soon – you’ll still need to register to get the t-shirt. You are valued, you truly help make Swiftsure the success it is.

WooHoo, let’s make this the BEST Swiftsure yet!

Swiftsure 2023 Registration is NOW OPEN 01-Mar-2023

Registration is now open for Swiftsure 2023 Four Long Courses and the Inshore Classic.
Online registration can be accessed by clicking the “Register Now” button or the Register Now page.
Swiftsure Notices of Race are located on the Race Info > Notices of Race page.
We look forward to welcoming 2023 competitors to the 78th running of the Swiftsure International Yacht Race which takes place May 27 – 28.  
Swiftsure, Always A Challenge!

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Latest Registrations

Name Type Race
Cherokee Cal 33 CF 153
Wind Child First 36s7 JDF 108
Longboard Riptide 35-2 HBO L: 1.0285
M: 1.2622
H: 1.4448
White Squall CAL 40 ICD 132*
Perplexity Express 37-1 CF 72
Pitoraq Windward 30 JDF 195
Valkyrie J/111 CF 48
Planet Express Beneteau 43 SLC 96
Rush Sunfast 3600 CF 57
Appa Centurion 42 CF 75
Cheekee Monkee F-45RC Catamaran CFM -21
Troublemaker J/105 CF 93
Ultraman III S-40 MOD CF 30
Hana Mari Wylie 43 SLC 66
Aja Ericson 35-2 JDF 171
RIVA J/121 CF 36
Flash J/111 CF 48
First Sight Beneteau 45f5 JDF 60


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