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Shaw TV South Vancouver Island created this video inviting you to volunteer for the largest yacht race on North America’s entire west coast. Volunteer in 2019 and become a part of Victoria’s maritime traditions.

Volunteers’ & Sponsors’ Recognition Night and Silent Auction

The 2019 Volunteers’ & Sponsors’ Recognition Night and Silent Auction will be held at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Road on Sunday, June 2nd from 5:30 PM.

Communication with Swiftsure’s Volunteer Coordinator

For further information, please communicate with Swiftsure’s Volunteer Coordinator at

The Swiftsure Administrator will be pleased to answer your race-related inquiries or pass them on to the appropriate person for a response.

By Email

Registration Inquiries:

Swiftsure Volunteer Coordinator:

General Inquiries:

By Phone

Swiftsure Office at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club: 250.592.2441

The office is open Monday to Saturday, 09:00-12:30 and 13:30-17:00 Pacific time.

By Mail

Swiftsure International Yacht Race
c/o Royal Victoria Yacht Club
3475 Ripon Rd.
Victoria, BC
V8R 6H1   Canada

2019 Swiftsure Committee

Event Chair:  Randy Diamond
Principal Race Officer:  John Abel
Logistics:  Brian Shorter
Media Relations:



Race Director:  Bill Diguistini
Sponsorship Relations & Silent Auction:  Deborah Tolman
Technology:  Gordon Wilkinson
Trophies & Award Records:  Guy Tyrwhitt-Drake
Volunteer Coordinator:  Peter Testemale


Other Contacts

Swiftsure Office Administrator:  RVYC Administrator
Swiftsure Registrar:  Ann Steele
Handicap Rating:  Kirk Palmer


Multihulls Promotion:  TBD  
SPOT Transponders:  Gordon Wilkinson  &  Glenn Wright
Inspection Dock: Keith Beange & Roger Hind
Dockmaster Victoria Inner Harbour:  Brian Dodsworth
Dockmaster Cadboro Bay:  Jim Steele