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Swiftsure International Yacht Race May 25 - May 29, 2011

Swiftsure International Yacht Race

 

Greater Victoria Premier International Swiftssure Yacht Race

The Swiftsure International Yacht Race is the premier long distance sailing race in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia area. Starting and ending in Victoria, BC, Canada, the Swiftsure is international because the mid-point markers are in U.S. waters.

The Race started in 1930, and was named after the turning point of the inaugural race, the USA Lightship # 93 "The Swiftsure" but in these waters yacht racing started as ealy as the 1870's.

swiftsureOrganized by the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, the race occurs during the last weekend in May with staggered starts on Saturday morning. The race is most popular with sailors from British Columbia and Washington, but it has drawn boats from as far away as California, Hawaii, New Zealand, and even Russia.

Swiftsure 2011 runs from Wednesday, May 25th through till Sunday, May 29th. On Wednesday the boats will start arriving in Victoria’ s Inner Harbour and the tents will go up on Ship Point. Thursday and Friday the tents will be filled with sailors checking in for their races.

There will be live music and merchandise on site, everyone is welcome. Saturday the races begin! Clover Point is a great spot for those interested in viewing the start of the event.

The boats will all be in the water off of Clover Point and it will be quite a sight to see.Picture courtesy Swiftsure website

The races continue over the course of the weekend. Ship Point in Victoria’s Inner Harbour will be the place to be to see the boats, check out the Bimini party tent, and view the sailing and safety demonstrations put on by Swiftsure and the Royal Victoria Yacht Club.
Please visit Swiftsure webiste for schedule of events.   http://www.swiftsure.org/

Live Web Cams at various locations along the Swiftsure route, Courtesy Big Wave Dave


Web Cam of Inner Harbour, Victoria BC Courtesy BC Royal Museum

Regardless if you live in the Greater Victoria Area, or on the other side of the planet, We hope you will all come out and enjoy the sights, sounds and excitement that Yacht Racing offers. If you do Live in the area, please send us a few of your favourite pictures of the Race, and the best entries will be awarded a couple of our finest wine please sent your entires to Peter and Linda Pfann,

Have a Pfanntastic Swiftsure Weekend

 

 

 

 

Peter Pfann,

CPCA, ABR, SRES, E-Pro, IMSD, Master ASA, C-CREC, Associate Broker.

Text or Talk To Peter @: (1) 250 - 213 - 9490  

peterpfann@gmail.com  www.pfanntastic.com

Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, BC, Canada, @ Fair  Realty Since 1986.

Regional office: 1540 Fort St Victoria, BC V8S 5J2

 

Comments

This is such a great race!    Many crews "practice" on the Round Salt Spring Sailing Race the previous weekend...the two always seem tied, in my mind.  

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) about 9 years ago

Hi Li,

You are right on with your comment, May is very much the start of the boating season, and the Round Salt Spring is a another one of the popular races in the area.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

I wish I lived near the ocean so I can catch some of these events like the Swiftsure International Yacht Race!!  Hope you are enjoying it!

Posted by Renée Donohue~Home Photography, Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer (Savvy Home Pix) about 9 years ago

It would sure be fun to catch a race like this. I enjoy the racing and get lots of photos to share.

Posted by Teral McDowell (Referral Patners LLC) about 9 years ago

Hi Renee,

thanks for visiting, Yes Renee,  I guess Lake Tahoo is an option but not the same as ocean sailing, check out the live webcams, and you can see the boats at various locations along the course.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

Hi Teral,

1,00's of amazing picture opportunities, we hope we will be able to make it out this weekend, but if we do, I will take pictures and post.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

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