Another Swiftsure race record has fallen – Juan de Fuca Race for Multihulls has a new course record (confirmation pending).

Duncan Gladman’s Custom Multihull, Dragon, racing for the Northwest Multihull Association – Canada, crossed the line not only ‘before the bar closed’ as was the refrain for decades, but finished Saturday before afternoon tea was over. And in so doing, took Line Honours, setting an unofficial  Elapsed Time for First to Finish record of 7 hours 37 minutes and 58 seconds. Preliminary Results:

This is in addition to Duncan’s Dragon having set the previous record in 2022 of 10 hours 31 minutes and 45 seconds.


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Duncan has been racing Swiftsure since 1980. His deep knowledge, and that of his crew, gained through many years racing Swiftsure has consistently been brought to the fore. Congratulations on your records.

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Swiftsure’s social media initially mistakenly mixed the order of 2023 finishers and apologizes for the confusion this caused – the corrected post now acknowledges Dragon as First to Finish. The Multihull fleet are dedicated sailors and racers who are keenly engaged in the sport.