Swiftsure Yacht Race May 29 – 31


Nine boats entered the Cape Flattery Multihull division of the Swifsure International Yacht race – Bad Kitty (BCMS), Dream Chaser (BCMS), Sauterelle (BCMS), Dragon Fly, Red Shift, Blue Lightning, Freda Mae & Rufduck. Five multis choose the shorter Rosedale Rocks course – Geneva (BCMS),  Cat Sass, Drum, Son of Raven & Taz.  A good time was had on the dock Friday before the race with meeting old friends and making new as well as checking out improvements made over the winter to the various boats.  Richard Ackrill (Dragonfly) organized a Group dinner for Multihullers at the Royal Victoria Yacht club on Friday night.  Over fifty people attended and had a good meal plus lots of laughs over the stories told.


Strong Wind (over 30 knots) was in the forecast for the race start on Saturday and for most of the day.  For once, the forecast was true which resulted in quite a few boats withdrawing due to damage to equipment or unpleasant conditions for the crew.  First home in the Swiftsure race was Dragonfly @ 8:30 PM on Saturday night.  Next multihull was Red Shift @ 5:07 AM Sunday morning followed by Blue Lightning at 6:30 AM.  All the other boats in the Cape Flattery Multihull Division did not finish. Geneva was first in the Rosedale Rocks race.


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