there is uncertainty of course with the border. and most (?) of the racing ships come from the usa.
Swiftsure typically draws up to 200 yachts, hundreds of crew and thousands of supporters and spectators from Canada and the U.S. Almost two-thirds of the largest yachts involved in the longest races are American.
The organizing committee has more than 300 volunteers, and the support structure includes dozens of sponsors and ships and crew from the Canadian Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and search-and-rescue agencies.
The five-day event has long been considered a kickoff to the summer tourist season and it’s a boon for hotels, restaurants and bars.
“Swiftsure isn’t just a race, it’s an event,” McBride said. “And we want to be back for a strong event in 2022.”
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 04 December 2020 - 04:52 PM.