Strong Westerlies all day. Clear skies. Force 6. Barometer took a turn around midday and started to fall. Forecast is for the wind to ease a bit tomorrow. 26 tour boats 1 dive boat 4 halibut boats on the edge of the reserve 1 boat jigging on the East edge
It was a busy day on the waters of the Juan de Fuca today, with way more humans than usual out on the water because of the Swiftsure sailing race. The Swiftsure boats passed by this morning, along with plenty of spectator boats, and several marine tour boats. Most boats went between Race Rocks and Bentick Island, and a few went on the South side of the reserve. There were about 6 tour boats going in and out of the reserve as the sailboats passed by. The first boat on the return run to Victoria (from Cape Flattery) just passed back by Race Rocks; flying a spinnaker and going crazy fast.