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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Swiftsure - Hero to Zero

In our second race of the season we participated in the 70th running of the Swiftsure International Yacht Race put on by the Royal Victoria Yacht Club.

Last year we were fortunate enough to win 1st to the Swiftsure Bank, Line Honors, 1st in Division, and 1st Overall.  This year was a different story -- we were the first to round the ship anchored at Swiftsure Bank and had built up a comfortable lead until we hit Race Passage on the way home!  

We then parked it up for about 8 hours while the rest of the fleet sailed in!  Instead of covering Neptune's Car as we should have we headed for Albert Head and went round & round in circles.  The Car managed to catch the new wind first and beat us home.  We then corrected in dead last -- it was not to be our day!

Now on to getting ready for the VI360...