The Swiftsure International Yacht Race, May 29 and 30, is the premier long distance sailing race in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia area. Starting and ending in Victoria, BC, Swiftsure draws boats and sailors from California, Hawaii, New Zealand and even Russia. The nature of the course and the potential variety of sailing conditions provide an exacting review of seamanship. Swiftsure consists of nine races over four courses in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, including the Rosedale Rock (formally “Sookesure”) and “Classics” races.
Those who love the sea and sailing will want to come the see the dozens of boats, big and small, participating in this annual event. It is especially appealing to the experienced amateur sailor who takes pride in his or her boat. If you care as much about where you stay during your visit to the event as the participants do about sailing, be sure to find the best in Victoria Bed & Breakfast accommodation at BCBestBnBs.com .