In response to Swiftsure racers, we have exciting information:

  • Hein Bank Race has been retired – yachts may choose the original legendary Swiftsure Lightship Classic (PHRF) or Cape Flattery Race where an ORC class has been added along with PHRF
  • Start time for Swiftsure 2024 is 10 AM – a better alignment with arrival of winds
  • No longer SPOT transponders for the Three Long Courses; the Kwindoo Race Tracking application for Racers will be employed on a designated smartphone
  • Three Long Courses distances: Swiftsure Lightship Classic = 138.2 nm (PHRF NW rating 100 or faster), Cape Flattery Races = 101.9 nm (ORC/PHRF NW), Juan de Fuca Races = 75.2 nm (PHRF NW 60 and slower)
  • Updated World Sailing Category 3 Offshore Special Regulations(OSR) and specific 2024 Swiftsure Amendments to the OSRs for the Three Long Courses are posted in Swiftsure’s Notices of Race and Official Notice Board
  • Here’s the link to the 2024 Swiftsure Notices of Race