Swiftsure Lightship Classic

May 18,2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out this article and short interview with Oak Bay News about how sweet it is to sail back down the Straits of Juan de Fuca after so many years.

No rest for the wicked. Now that I’m back, I’ve registered West Wind II in the 47th Swiftsure Lightship Classic race that takes place May 27 – 28. This is the largest international yacht race on the west coast and for me, a fantastic opportunity to teach others to sail. This is my 10th Swiftsure and the 3rd boat I’ve entered in the race.

This year, my crew is our daughter Nicola, (participating in her 3rd Swiftsure), and first time participants  Stephen Shepherd, Dorian Halliday and Brendan McShane.

We’ve been working hard to get the crew and West Wind II ready for her Swiftsure debut and the excitement is building.

You can watch and follow all the action of the 2-day race by going to the Swiftsure website. For friends in other parts of the world, you can watch the pre-race excitement in Victoria’s Inner Harbour via webcam and … you can track our race progress via the Swiftsure Race Tracker once we’re underway.

And …if you’re in the neighbourhood (Inner Harbour of Victoria) at the end of next week (Thurs/Fri) drop by and see us!

 

Comments

  1. All the best Glenn and crew. We will be there to see you off.

  2. Susan Bassett says:

    Love it! Where in the harbor? Thanks

    • MaryLou Wakefield says:

      Inner Harbour of Victoria is directly across the street from the Empress Hotel on Government Street.

  3. I’ll be glued to the TV. Glad you’re participating. Good luck!

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