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The Royal Victoria Yacht Club hosts the annual Swiftsure International Yacht Race, the largest yacht race on North America's West Coast. Showcasing four overnight race courses into the waters of the United States of America (78.7, 101.9, 118.1, and 138.2 nautical miles) plus a day-long course, monohulls and multihulls are welcomed to race. Choose from fully-crewed and double-handed divisions. With the start line off the stunning waterfront of Victoria, BC, Canada and racing in the Strait of Juan de Fuca with its rugged coastline and challenging winds and currents, this is a must for sailors of all experience-levels and ages. 2019 will be the 76th race with events beginning on May 23rd. Swiftsure is a qualifying race for the biannual Vic-Maui International Yacht Race, as well as the Van Isle 360.