Swiftsure International Yacht Race 2020 Cancelled

Over 50 amateur radio operators participate in this yearly event. Providing safety and emergency communication is their function. Looks like the amateurs will get a weekend off this year

Swiftsure 2020 is Cancelled

It is with the deepest regret that we have decided that, for the first time since 1946, the Swiftsure International Yacht Race will not be run this year.

After careful consideration by members of the Swiftsure Committee and the Board of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, it was determined that it was in everyone’s best interest to cancel this year’s event due to the increasing threat of the COVID-19 virus. The risks associated with transmission of the virus to participants, to our many supporters, and to our volunteers is just too great, given the serious attention of our governments and health authorities. 

Thank you to those competitors who have registered for the 2020 event. Your registration fees will be refunded in full at our earliest opportunity.

Thank you to all our supporters, sponsors and volunteers who have been working in preparation for the 2020 event. Your time will not go to waste as the RVYC Swiftsure Committee will now immediately turn its attention to the 77th running in 2021.

Swiftsure, always a challenge!

Andrew McBride and Randy Diamond,Swiftsure Event Co-Chairs