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Vic-Maui International Yacht Race
1965     Half Century     2016

Co-hosted by the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the Lahaina Yacht Club Lahaina Yacht Club
2016 Key Dates:  Starts July 7-12, Finish Time Limit July 29, Awards Banquet July 30 

 Vic-Maui News:

Entries are now open for the 2016 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race; The first entry is in!

by Event Committee, March 15th, 2015

Entries are now open for the 2016 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race - online entry, entry deadlines, notice of race; The first entry is in! Jim Innes to skipper Red Sheilla, sailing in the wake of 1965 race winner Long Gone, which was skippered by his father JG (Jim) Innes, Vic-Maui's founder; Featured Sponsor: Navis Marine Insurance; Vic-Maui Half Century Poster: 1965 - 2016; Vic-Maui Sponsors Read

Notice of Race published for the 2016 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race

by Event Committee, February 7th, 2015

Notice of Race published for the 2016 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race; Featured Sponsor: Greater Victoria Harbour Authority; Half Century of Vic-Maui: 1965 - 2016; Vic-Maui at the Boat Shows; Vic-Maui alumnus Eric Holden named Rolex Canada Sailor of the Year Read

2016 Vic-Maui Poster; Vic-Maui at the Boat Shows; Safety at Sea schedule

by Event Committee, January 20th, 2015

2016 Vic-Maui Poster; Vic-Maui at the Vancouver International Boat Show; Vic-Maui at the Seattle Boat Show; updated information on BC Sailing Safety at Sea course and schedule. Read

Preliminary Dates for the 2016 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race

by Event Committee, December 24th, 2014

2016 Vic-Maui: Preliminary dates have been set for the 2016 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race. The Notice of Race will be published in January 2015. Vic-Maui will be presenting at the 2015 boat shows in Vancouver and Seattle. Safety at Sea classes are scheduled for January-February 2015. Thank you to our sponsors and volunteers for their support in 2013-2014. Vic-Maui Qualifying Races. Read

Another Vic-Maui Race is in the Record Books!

by Event Committee, July 28th, 2014

Instant Replay - Race Tracker, 2014 Vic-Maui Stories, Awards Banquet - Polishing the Silverware, Final Results, The Whole Story, Featured Sponsors, Vic-Maui Official Merchandise, Vic-Maui Archives Read

Polishing the Silverware

by Race Committee, July 27th, 2014

The Vic-Maui 2014 Awards Banquet was held last night on the front lawn of the Sheraton Maui at Kaanapali in the shadow of Black Rock. Well over 350 guests attended a night of fun, trophies and a last chance to trade sea stories. Boats were there to accept race plaques recognizing their achievement and to celebrate the great achievements and other notable moments Read

Final Results

by Race Committee, July 24th, 2014

The Race Committee has posted the Final Results for Vic-Maui 2014. "Longboard", Peter Salusbury's Riptide 35 sailing for West Vancouver Yacht Club, wins First Overall, First in Division 1, and First Boat across the Finish Line. John Mortimer's Beneteau First 477 "String Theory" from Vancouver Rowing Club places Second Overall and First in Division 2. John Kerrigan's Ker 46 "New Haven" from Port Madison Yacht Club is Third Overall and Travis McGregor's Beneteau Oceanis 50 "Turnagain" from Royal Vancouver Yacht Club wins Division 3. Full Results Here. Read

Final Report - The Whole Story

by Race Committee, July 23rd, 2014

Vic Maui 2014 is in the books. It is easy to report the final standings and who won which trophy. What is not easy to report are the feelings and memories that all boats will take away from this year’s race. And this race had everything; it was a very memorable Vic-Maui. Conditions ranged from frustrating calms, to perfect blue water sailing, to survival. Boat types went from the venerable Bedlam II built with long-gone design ideas and returning to Maui after 32 years, to the custom designed flyer Longboard, to everything in between. And there were the incredible displays of seamanship required to deal with broken spars, broken rigging, and broken sails. These are the things sailors will remember for a lifetime. Read

Bedlam II Finishes - Vic Maui 2014 is Over

by Race Committee, July 23rd, 2014

Bedlam II crossed the finishing line at 3:30 am local time. It was a very early morning in Lahaina as the crowd started to gather to welcome them in. A very hearty Aloha welcome the very tired crew. All boats in Vic-Maui 2014 are now finished. Read

Daily Report - July 22 - Westering Home

by Race Committee, July 22nd, 2014

Westering Home is a Scottish lament about finding one's way home. After 19 days at sea, both Losloper and Avalon finished in wonderful Maui weather this afternoon. That leaves Bedlam II, a veteran C&C Redline 41 from Vancouver Rowing Club fighting to get to the finish. Read

Daily Report - July 21 - And Then There Were Three

by Race Committee, July 21st, 2014

After the hectic weekend with 9 boats finishing in very short order, things settled down today. The Waiting Wahine lunch was very well attended and provided a distraction from the busy activity in the harbour and mai tai bar. Avalon, Losloper and Bedlam II all report making steady progress toward the Finish. The worry was that in the wake of the low pressure cell that passed yesterday, there would be no wind. Read

Another Busy Night

by Race Committee, July 21st, 2014

Starting at 8:45 pm HST on Sunday night, Kinetic, Passepartout and Family Affair all finished within 45 minutes of each other. With 9 boats finishing in the last 24 hours, the LYC Welcome Committee, the Greeting Parties, the Race Committee, and most important the Pioneer Inn bartender are extremely tired. But everybody has a day off to attend the Waiting Wahine Lunch as Avalon, Losloper and Bedlam II are not expected until Tuesday. Read

Daily Report - July 20 - Fatigue Is Starting To Creep In

by Race Committee, July 20th, 2014

After 15 days of sailing for some and 17 days for others, periods of calms and periods of intense squalls, the remaining boats are getting tired. Turicum just finished as Roll Call was taken. Kinetic, Passepartout and Family Affair will finish tonight. Avalon, Bedlam II and Losloper will finish on Tuesday. Read

Alegria Survives the Super Squall - Finishes at 10:37 am

by Race Committee, July 20th, 2014

The super-squall that hit the boats close to Maui this morning, did a number on Alegria. But they were spared from having to deal with spinnakers, having previously decided to rip them all up. They came through the early morning pounding rain and wind in relatively good order and the boat look ship-shape by the time she got to the waiting families in Lahaina. Read

It is Coming On to Blow

by Race Committee, July 20th, 2014

In the wake of the low pressure front that arrived on Maui last night bringing heavy rain, winds have picked up considerable for the boats still working their way in. Instead of the 15-20 kts in the NWS marine forecast, Kinetic is reporting they are struggling with winds consistently blowing 35 kts with gusts up to 50 kts. This is definitely not what the boats needed coming to finish in tropical paradise. Read

What a Night - JAM and Turnagain Finish in Downpour

by Race Committee, July 20th, 2014

As predicted, the remnants of Tropical Storm Wali came ashore on Maui. What we did not need was for the heavy rain to pound just as boats were finishing. JAM and Turnagain finished just after midnight in wet, but light conditions. Then the squall hit on their way to the Lahaina harbour. Read

String Theory Brings it Home

by Race Committee, July 20th, 2014

String Theory finished at 10:25 pm HST on Saturday night. In doing so, she did not quite close the gap on Longboard for First Overall, but did maintain her lead over New Haven and should end up in 2nd Place Overall and winner of Division 2. Read

Kahuna Breaks Its Mast

by Race Committee, July 19th, 2014

Sometime after 6:00 pm HST, the US Coast Guard reported to the LYC Finish Line that they had received a report that Kahuna had broken its mast just north of the island of Maui. At 7:20 pm HST, Kahuna contacted the Finish Line to report that they had jury-rigged a mast and were proceeding toward the finishing line. They finished at 8:30 pm HST. Read

Daily Report - July 19 - Oh, What A Party

by Race Committee, July 19th, 2014

There has been a definite change in the weather on Maui. High clouds have blocked the sun, heralding the arrival of the remnants of tropical storm Wali. And ETA predictions included with the Roll Call are heralding the arrival of a no less than 6 boats in the next 24 hours. Led by Kahuna, there will be a parade across the Finish and into the Welcome Party at the Pioneer Inn. It should be quite a party. Read


by Race Committee, July 19th, 2014

INCOMING - isn’t that what they to new army recruits to teach them to keep their heads down? It is an entirely appropriate term for the next phase of the Vic-Maui race as there will be lots of incoming boats in the next 30 hours. And the remnants of Tropical Storm Wali will also be arriving on Maui in the next 30 hours bringing heaps of rain. Oh Joy! Read

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