For the first time in the 27-year history of the Swiftsure, a photographer captured the drama and scope of America's roughest overnight race. At right he caught John Helsell's Westward Ho when she was half hidden by a towering Pacific roller; and on the following pages he shows other top contenders at dramatic moments in the 124-mile event.

RUSHING DOWNWIND WITH SPINNAKER SET AND MAINSAIL HARD AGAINST HER SPREADERS, DR. CARL JENSEN'S "ADIOS" SURGES BY RACE ROCKS LIGHT ON HOMEWARD LEG OF SWIFTSURE RACE

KARL HOSTETTER'S SLOOP "KAREN IV" BURIES HER LEEWARD RAIL IN A SHEET OF SALT SPRAY OFF THE COAST OF VANCOUVER ISLAND

THREE PHOTOSKENNETH G. OLLAR
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)