Yachting world race event helps christen new Victoria marina

Yachting world race event helps christen new Victoria marina

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It’s still a little ways off from its official opening, but the Victoria International Marina in the Songhees has enjoyed the distinction of hosting a world-class event this week.

The Melges 24 World Championships, which followed up last weekend’s Canadian championships here, has been plagued by a lack of wind, but the visiting sailors are enjoying the hospitality and their time in the city.

“It’s a beautiful marina and we’re loving being here,” said Kevin Nixon, skipper of the Australian boat Accru. He’s in Victoria for the first time with a family crew that includes wife, Glenda, son Daniel and daughter Bonnie, and Daniel’s girlfriend, Heidi Kiakebosch-Fitt.



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