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#1 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 12:08 PM

Funny, I don't think we have a thread for this.

I guess the marina-opposers must be very worried about all those boats in the harbour today that are about to travel through the harbour airport area.

Looks like it won't be a "driftsure", but it might not be very pleasant either.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:31 AM

5 knot wind gusts today, it's shaping up to be another spectacular driftsure!

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:48 AM


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Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:51 PM

Looks like it's taken about 11 hours for the first few boats to get to Swiftsure Bank.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:18 PM

[whisper]I know it's sacrilegious to mention such a thing...but is it possible, er, that while Swiftsure sounds great, in reality it's a real sucky sporting event?[/whisper]
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#6 Bingo

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 05:40 AM

This years race is May 25-27th, and is hosted by the Royal Victoria Yacht Club.

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#7 Bingo

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 11:24 AM

Some of the classic's in the race.



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#8 aastra

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 11:30 AM

That harbour view sure would be nice if all of those @$%#$* boats weren't blocking it.

(And if all of those @$%#$* buildings weren't there in the background.)

#9 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 04:04 PM

Another "driftsure" with 1/3 of the boats pulling out.
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Posted 27 May 2013 - 09:58 AM

Nice photo of "Surt," Bingo. We had the chance to hang out on the deck Friday afternoon courtesy of Sparky. Wonderful boat inside and out.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 12:57 PM

That harbour view sure would be nice if all of those @$%#$* boats weren't blocking it.

(And if all of those @$%#$* buildings weren't there in the background.)


aastra, I think those are mega yachts.

#12 Bingo

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:14 PM

Nice photo of "Surt," Bingo. We had the chance to hang out on the deck Friday afternoon courtesy of Sparky. Wonderful boat inside and out.


A bit more of a boat than his Catalina 27, eh?

#13 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 03:58 PM

It's Swftsure weekend!


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Posted 23 May 2014 - 05:15 AM

It's Swftsure weekend!


Think there will be a riot this year?

#15 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 05:21 AM

Think there will be a riot this year?

 

Those were the days eh?  Holy moly, it used to be a crazy night or two.


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Posted 23 May 2015 - 09:16 AM

Swiftsure is here!

 

Once again you can track the boats here http://tracker.swiftsure.org/


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#17 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 09:56 AM

Swiftsure is here!

 

Once again you can track the boats here http://tracker.swiftsure.org/

 

Moving pretty good this year.


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Posted 28 May 2016 - 03:21 PM

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#19 Bingo

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 05:10 AM

No this is not a Swiftsure story, but the vessel would have encountered similar conditions that a fully crewed racing yacht would encounter.

The other thing to note is that the Socrates' skipper left it to late in the season to start a voyage from Victoria.

 

 

Jeanne Socrates, the 74-year-old woman trying to set a record as the oldest person to sail alone around the world, has met a setback.

Storm damage to Socrates’ sailboat, Nereida, has forced her to turn back to complete repairs in Victoria. She is expected back on Sunday or Monday.

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#20 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 04:58 AM

over 1/2 the boats had to withdraw due to light winds this year.



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