The racing began on Tuesday and wrapped up on Saturday. Competing boats hailed from Canada, the U.S., U.K., Italy and Australia.
They raced in segments over two courses: Macaulay Point to Esquimalt Lagoon and Clover Point to Ogden Point. The racing was juried, so competitors were watched and points awarded.
Boat designs were the same — the 24-foot Melges. Each carries a crew of four; as many as five can be carried, but weight is restricted.
The single-hull design is light enough to haul from a local club to a world championship, and its quick speed has made it very popular for racing. The first Melges 24 World Championships were held in 1998 in Torquay, England and 850 of the vessels now exist around the world.
• For more information, go to melges24worlds2018.rvyc.bc.ca