Posted December 12, 2011 by Chair of Swiftsure
Victoria, BC – Attention Sailors, the Notice of Race has been issued for the 69th Swiftsure International Yacht Race which starts Saturday May 26, 2012. Registration can be done online at Swiftsure.org, or the application form can be downloaded, printed and mailed or faxed to the Swiftsure office.
There are two different Notices of Race included within the Race Information tab on the Swiftsure.org website. One NOR applies to the three distance courses: Swiftsure Lightship Classic, Cape Flattery, and Juan de Fuca. The second NOR applies to the Swiftsure Inshore Classic race course, which replaces the 2011 two-day Inshore Regatta.
For the first time Swiftsure is introducing a double-handed division in the Swiftsure Lightship Classic, Cape Flattery, and Juan de Fuca races where at least 5 boats register.
Also for the first time single-handed entries are being accepted for the Swiftsure Inshore Classic and they will be given their own division if there are a sufficient number of entries. The Swiftsure Inshore Classic will be a one-day race that will wrap-up with a party and prize giving at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club complete with free moorage at the club’s docks Saturday night.
The Swiftsure International Yacht Race is the Pacific Northwest’s premiere yacht race which has been drawing racers to Victoria since 1930. Free moorage is provided to competing yachts at the docks in front of the Empress Hotel in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Festivities will include dock parties on May 24th and 25th.
“We look forward to hosting all racers and their families and friends for the 2012 Swiftsure International Yacht Race,” said Vern Burkhardt, the Chair of Swiftsure. “We listened to racers who sent us their completed questionnaires after the 2011 race so we have made some changes. The double handed division for the three distance courses and the opportunity to compete single handed in the Swiftsure Inshore Classic are two examples. Having the wrap up party for the Swiftsure Inshore Classic at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club was also a great suggestion which we received.”
Chair of the Swiftsure International Yacht Race