Swiftsure Participants Can Book at The Strath

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: reservations@strathconahotel.com 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!

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

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!

Swiftsure 2023

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 Registration Open

Hike Harder!

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.