Swiftsure Preliminary Racer Key Dates 2023

March 1 – Registration opens
April 28 – Early bird registration deadline
May 19 – Registration and rating changes deadline
May 25 @ 14:00 – Inner Harbour moorage & Check-in commences
May 26 @ 14:30 – 2022 Awards presentation followed by Skippers Meeting, weather & currents briefing
May 26 @18:00 – Check-in closes
May 27 @ 08:51 – Warning flag for first race off Clover Point

Swiftsure Racer Key Dates 2023

Thursday, May 25
  • Skippers’ Check-in at Swiftsure Centre 2:00 to 6:00 PM
Friday, May 26
  • Skippers’ Check-in at Swiftsure Centre 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Skippers’ Meeting, Weather/Currents Briefing at 2:00 PM in the Strathcona Hotel’s “Wicket Hall”
  • Presentation of Awards to 2022 Race Winners follows at about 3:15 PM in “Wicket Hall”
  • Swiftsure Dock Party with music by ‘The Fabulous B-Sides’ on Causeway Docks from 7:30 to 10:00 PM; Spinnaker’s beer and Mount Gay Rum for sale
Saturday, May 27 – Swiftsure 2023 Races begin
  • Clover Point is the best location for shoreside viewing of the six starts
  • 8:00 AM Pancake breakfast at Clover Point begins courtesy of Central Saanich Lions Club
  • Live broadcast from Clover Point of the race and start procedures
  • First starts from 9:00 AM for the Four Long Courses followed by the start of the Inshore Classic
  • Inshore Classic Race finishes at Cadboro Bay with free moorage and a no-host barbecue, Awards and tunes at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club
  • Ogden Point has good viewing from Saturday evening through Sunday for boats finishing the Four Long Courses
Sunday, May 28 at midnight Time Limit for the Four Long Courses races.