posted Feb 1, 2018, 11:52 AM by PacificNorthWest MultihullAssoc

Following the letter that I sent to all PNW multihull sailors with an interest in this year’s Swiftsure www.swiftsure.org I have had a lot of letters of interest and support. There is also support to preserve the Cape Flattery Race for Multihulls, so this event will be continued as in past years. The Swiftsure Organising Committee under the leadership of Chair, Vern Burkardt, wants to encourage as many multihulls as possible to participate in this race.

As mentioned in the last communication, Swiftsure will also offer the new for us Juan de Fuca Race for Multihulls. This 78.7 NM race promises to be long enough to be a challenge, and short enough to be fun. With decent wind, it is entirely possible that some boats may finish before dark, a rare feat in the longer race.

The Swiftsure web site is being updated with this information, and already has the two races included on the registration page. Simply go to Registration, click on Register Now, Then click on Four Long Courses. Both events of relevance to the Multihull Fleet are there.

I have had questions about safety requirements and they are included on the web site as the top link under Race Info. These requirements are for any yachts sailing beyond Race Passage, so apply to both of the multihull events.

The NOR does not yet reflect the addition of the Juan de Fuca Race for Multihulls, but please be assured that it will have an addendum shortly. In the meantime, the organising committee and the registrar are all aware.

If there are any concerns, do not hesitate to contact race committee, or one of the sub-committee of two for Multihulls.

Further updates will be sent in the coming weeks.

The race starts in just a few months, so get registered now.

John Green

Tim Knight