“Swiftsure is part of the beginning of summer in Victoria”,
Ed Life, skipper of ‘Surt’, 2006
Warning you may hear some salty talk like, “If your Spinnaker is luffing you maybe pinching dirty wind…” should you visit Vitoria’s Inner Harbour when crews from all over the Pacific Northwest are in town for Swifture.
Swiftsure is an International Yacht Race to be held May 25 to 27, 2013. Sailing vessels of all shapes and sizes come from as far at New Zealand, Russia and the United States to compete in this historic event.
This year will mark the 70th anniversary of the Swiftsure Yacht Race. Swiftsure is actually six races over four courses and a 2 day in shore regatta. The longest course is to Swiftsure Bank and back, that is 138.7 nautical miles.
Volunteers have kept a summary of various Swiftsure records for example the fastest and slowest sailing vessels.