New GOLD Sponsor – WCMRC Western Canada Marine Response Corp
Swiftsure International Yacht Race welcomes WCMRC Western Canada Marine Response Corporation as a new GOLD sponsor. WCRMR is providing the Swiftsure Start Line signal boat and will be the Neah Bay rounding mark boat.
WCMRC is the Transport Canada-certified marine spill response organization for Canada’s West Coast. The mandate, under the Canada Shipping Act, is to be prepared to respond to marine oil spills along all 27,000 km of British Columbia’s coastline and to mitigate the impact when a spill occurs. This includes the protection of wildlife, economic and environmental sensitivities, and the safety of both the responders and the public.