Sailors competing in the Swiftsure International Yacht Race off Secretary Island.

Ahoy there!

Steve Arnett went out onto the water to catch some photos of the Swiftsure competitors.

Sailors competing in the Swiftsure International Yacht Race were captured through the lens close to Secretary Island, Sooke is in the background. This Santa Cruz 50 is the Incantation out of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, skippered by David Ratner. She finished ninth in the Swiftsure Lightship Classic.

The photo on the right was taken from the Sooke bluffs on the Strait of Juan de Fuca late on Sunday afternoon. This year’s race was the 69th race since 1930. There are a number of divisions in the classic race, both long course and inshore races.