The 75th Running of Swiftsure
How many major, annual, North American sporting events have been contested at least seventy-five times? Let’s see there’s Lord Stanley’s Cup, the World Series of Baseball, US Open Golf Championships, the Boston Marathon,..after that the list gets a bit thinner. 2018 is a milestone year for the Swiftsure International Yacht Race, and the Royal Victoria Yacht Club would like to extend a heartfelt invitation to all the racers, volunteers, fans, followers and supporters of this iconic race to join in a celebration of sailing, with the 75th running of Swiftsure!
As part of this years’ Inshore Classic Race, there will be a Legends of Swiftsure division. The idea here is to welcome back past generations of competitors, showcasing boat types and design, both on the docks and on the water, all representing Swiftsures’ storied history. Any sailboat built before 1967 will be eligible for this division, plus any modern legends that have raced in any of the Swiftsure long courses prior to 2010…and you thought you were done with your racing?! Pass the good word, let’s make this an event to remember!
– Check out the NOR, and we’ll see you all there!