69th Annual Swiftsure International Yacht Race
This weekend, sailors from all over the world will descend upon Victoria for the 69th annual Swiftsure International Yacht Race. The race, which runs May 26–28, 2012, is the Pacific Northwest’s premiere long distance sailing race, attracting boats from as far away as California, Hawaii, New Zealand and even Russia.
Clover Point, which is a short walk from Fairholme Manor, is the best place to watch the start race. The boats will be lined up, ready to go, at 10 AM on Saturday. You can also soak up the excitement in the Inner Harbour, where there will be entertainment, beer gardens and fun activities for the kids.
For a full schedule of events, check out the official Swiftsure website.