Victoria Events – Swiftsure International Yacht Race 2017

Events Victoria

If you’ve never seen a yacht race before now, here’s your big chance! The Royal Victoria Yacht Club proudly presents their annual Swiftsure International Yacht Race, only in Victoria BC!

Originally founded in June of 1892, the Royal Victoria Yacht Club is the oldest of its kind in Western Canada. They promote everything involving yachts and the passion for sailing through many activities for all ages such as yachting, boating, racing events, dining, cruse excursions, and so much more. Preserving the art of seamanship is just one of their many objectives in hosting events such as this one.

The sight of many yachts starting out from Clover Point is truly something to behold. Come on Saturday the 25th to see a couple hundred of these yachts battle the tide and ride with the wind as they attempt to get across the starting line. The beginning is a photographer’s dream! If you’re not participating, don’t worry – there is lots more to do. There will be boats, music, boats, food, boats, and lots of sailors – did we already mention boats?

Attending this event is free. To learn more about the event or to register your yacht into the race, please visit the official website. Costs will apply for registration.

Event Name: Swiftsure International Yacht Race

Date: Thursday, May 25 to Monday, May 29, 2017

Location: Ship Point on Wharf Street, Victoria

Contact: Swiftsure (aka the Royal Victoria Yacht Club)

Telephone: 250-592-2441


Official website:

Cost: free.

Featured image credit: “Cats at Dusk” by Brian Burger, Licensed by

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