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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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!
The World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations for Swiftsure 2023 – Four Long Courses are available here, on the Official Notice Board and the Notices of Race.
Swiftsure International Yacht Race 2023 Notices of Race are now posted at Notices of Race under Race Info.
Welcome to Swiftsure 2023. Planning is well underway for the 78th running of this marquee race. The Notices of Race for the four long courses; Swiftsure Lightship Classic, Hein Bank, Cape Flattery and Juan de Fuca as well as the three Inshore Classic Races; Inshore Flying Sails, Inshore Non-flying Sails and Cruising Race will be posted shortly. Registration will commence on March 1, 2023.
The volunteer sign up will also be active very soon.
Some 2023 key dates are:
March 1 – Registration opens
April 28 – Early bird registration deadline
May 19 – Registration and rating changes deadline
May 25 @ 13:00 – Inner Harbour moorage & Check-in commences
May 26 @ 14:00 – Skippers Meeting, 2022 Awards presentation, weather & currents briefing
May 26 @18:00 – Check-in closes
May 26 @19:30 – Dock party begins
May 27 @ 08:51 – Warning flag for first race off Clover Pt
Please check back periodically for additional information.
Thank you for your interest in Swiftsure 2023.
Randy Diamond, Swiftsure Event Chair
Swiftsure Preliminary Division Splits are now available in “Registered Yachts”, on the public page of the Swiftsure website. https://www.swiftsure.org/registered-yachts/
Skippers with comments concerning the preliminary division splits, please advise email@example.com no later than 5 pm Monday, May 23.
Randy Diamond, Chair
Swiftsure International Yacht Race
Sailing Instructions Amendment 1 Four Long Courses has been posted. You can read the amendment on the Official Notice Board.
The Swiftsure Organizing Committee has posted an amendment to the NOR for the Swiftsure Inshore Classic. You can read the amendment on the Official Notice Board.
We are pleased to announce the issue with our systems have been resolved and registration for the 2022 Swiftsure International Yacht Race is now open!
If your registration was impacted by the bug when we first opened, the Registrar will contact you resolve any issues. If you have concerns about your registration please email the Registrar or Technical Support.