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#21 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 11:32 AM

Abel said two or three boats had dropped out by Saturday afternoon.

 

 

https://www.timescol...aces-1.23834394

 

that appears in a 12:15pm tc article today.  it's disingenuous.  more than 50% of the boats have quit now.


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#22 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 03:08 AM

https://www.vicnews....to-shore-early/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light wind sends half of Swiftsure yacht fleet back to shore early

Many racers return overnight in unusual race conditions


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 27 May 2019 - 03:09 AM.


#23 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 03:10 AM

Swiftsure’s sailors say they’ll be back despite challenging weather; many abandon race

 

https://www.timescol...race-1.23834394



#24 Rob Randall

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 09:51 PM

Evergreen headline.



#25 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 04:00 AM

Sixteen Swiftsure skippers persevered through light wind, harsh rain, rough waters and challenging currents over the weekend to cross the finish line.

 

One hundred and six boats in the 76th edition of the Swiftsure International Yacht Race long courses dropped out. 

 

 

 

https://www.timescol...sure-1.23834394



#26 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 03:09 AM

the 2020 race is cancelled.

 

https://www.swiftsure.org/



#27 DustMagnet

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 07:39 PM

2020 is cancelled folks, moose out front shoulda told ya.

See you all in 2021.  From a distance.



#28 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 December 2020 - 05:16 PM

2021 race is cancelled.

that might be the first major even now cancelled two straight years.

#29 Mike K.

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Posted 03 December 2020 - 05:58 PM

Yes, it just might be.

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#30 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 December 2020 - 05:59 PM

there is uncertainty of course with the border.  and most (?) of the racing ships come from the usa.

 

but the event is in late may.  that's really too bad.  hopefully two years of cancellations does not impair its momentum.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 03 December 2020 - 06:00 PM.


#31 Nparker

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Posted 03 December 2020 - 06:11 PM

Lack of plenty in 2020 gives way to no fun in '21.



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Posted 04 December 2020 - 01:31 AM

2021 race is cancelled.

that might be the first major even now cancelled two straight years.

Where did you see-hear-read this?  There's nothing mentioned on the Swiftsure website other than the cancellation of the 2020 race.



#33 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 December 2020 - 04:27 AM

Where did you see-hear-read this? There's nothing mentioned on the Swiftsure website other than the cancellation of the 2020 race.



https://www.vicnews....nsecutive-year/

#34 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 December 2020 - 04:52 PM

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.”

 

https://www.timescol...race-1.24250655


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 04 December 2020 - 04:52 PM.


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Posted 22 March 2022 - 07:43 AM

The Classic Boat Festival returns this Labour Day Long Weekend. To register see: http://mmbc.bc.ca/ne...-boat-festival/
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Posted 22 March 2022 - 01:13 PM

Always a classic.

#37 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 28 May 2022 - 02:20 AM

Swiftsure sails again after two-year break; watch from Clover Point, 9 a.m. Saturday

Watch start of races Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., from Clover Point. Cormorant helicopter search-and-rescue demonstration shortly after 10 a.m.



https://www.timescol...d-break-5416817





The “Swiftsure Centre” starting area at Clover Point will feature live commentary by Dale Gann and Ed Watson that includes explanation of the races, along with starting procedures and tactics.

A Central Saanich Lions Club pancake breakfast will start at 8 a.m.

Clover Point and the Dallas Road area are the prime race-viewing spots for the public.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 28 May 2022 - 02:20 AM.

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#38 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 03:04 AM

For the first time in over two years, skippers have returned to the waters off Vancouver Island to partake in the 77th Swiftsure International Yacht Race.

This year’s race features 120 boats and over 1,300 participants on the seas, with the youngest racer participating this year being just four years old racing alongside her parents.

https://www.cheknews...t-race-1038243/

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 29 May 2022 - 03:04 AM.


#39 Redd42

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 10:28 AM

I miss the octopus.



#40 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 11:26 PM

With strong winds and big waves, it was one of the more exhilarating Swiftsures, sailors declare

About 120 yachts competed in 77th Swiftsure International Yacht Race

https://www.timescol...n-point-5419349

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 29 May 2022 - 11:26 PM.

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