Swiftsure Sailboat Race

Tomorrow is the Swiftsure Race, one of the most dificult sailing races on the west coast. Sailboats will leave the harbor in front of our condo early to motor to the starting line in the Straits of Juan de Fuca. We hope to see the start at 9:00 if the weather permits and we can get up and get going. We must go to a high point in Beacon Hill Park to see the boats that will be a mile or so offshore. Then we will switch to watching the race online. You can to at http://www.swiftsure.org/race-tracker/

Of course we may be painting and drawing those boats as well. 


About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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2 Responses to Swiftsure Sailboat Race

  1. Paul says:

    It’s difficult to watch a race that takes place out on the ocean. We could see the start and finish if we wished. Instead I follow it on their online race tracker. It is still going on. Some boats have not gotten halfway yet after 25 hours!

  2. Jean-Paul Dumont says:

    I am glad to hear that you are not going to loose any time just watching a stupid race but are taking full advantage to paint them little boats, and their sea-sick handlers. If you are lucky the sun shall awaken, the wind will cooperate and the boasts will be able to deploy their spis (that is the front sail that looks like a reverse parachute). It should be great fun to watch that from a dry spot!
    I for one expect nothing less than the most dramatic pixes, whether photo or painting.

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