by Event Committee, November 12th, 2013
The Vic-Maui 2014 fleet continues to grow! The latest entry is John McPhail's J-160, JAM, a veteran of many Swiftsures, two Pacific Cups and the 2004 Vic-Maui race. JAM sails out of Fox Island, WA for the Gig Harbor Yacht Club. Read
by Event Committee, October 10th, 2013
Information Meetings in Anacortes and Vancouver; Safety at Sea classes; Preparation Seminar; Offshore Weather; Vic-Maui on Facebook! Read
by Event Committee, October 1st, 2013
The early entry deadline of September 30, 2013 has been reached and we have an exciting fleet taking shape for the 2014 Vic-Maui race! Read
by Event Committee, September 22nd, 2013
The Vic-Maui Preparation Seminar and Offshore Weather course are now open for registration. The online Crew Bank is now active. Space is available in upcoming Offshore Personal Survival Courses. More information about Vic-Maui. Read
by Event Committee, September 8th, 2013
Online Registration is now open! Early entry deadline is September 30, 2013. BC Sailing Safety at Sea class registration is open. NoR Appendix B Safety Checklist is now available. Vic-Maui information meeting for PNW sailors scheduled for September 26. Read
by Event Committee, August 24th, 2013
The Fall-Winter schedule for Vic-Maui competitor preparation events is now available. Read
by Event Committee, June 24th, 2013
The race entry documents for the 2014 Vic-Maui race are now available. Read
by Technical Committee, May 23rd, 2013
Appendix A to the Notice of Race has been published for the 2014 Vic-Maui Race. Read
by Technical Committee, April 3rd, 2013
The Notice of Race has been published for the 2014 Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race. Read
by Event Committee, March 27th, 2013
The 45th Annual Southern Straits Regatta, March 29-31, 2013 is a Vic-Maui Qualifying Race. For more information on Vic-Maui Qualifying Races and the Southern Straits Regatta, ... Read
by Event Committee, November 6th, 2012
Safety at Sea: January - March 2013 classes Read
Aloha and welcome to the 2014 Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race
Vic-Maui co-hosts the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the Lahaina Yacht Club have been preparing for your participation since the conclusion of the 2012 Vic-Maui race in July 2012. We invite you to come and enjoy the fun and energy of the pre-race activities in Victoria, one of the most beautiful city harbours in the world.
From Victoria, we give you a rare ocean race that takes both flat out racing skills and strategic decision-making. Vic-Maui challenges sailors to demonstrate their weather routing and navigational skills. Understanding the weather is critical when making decisions on leaving the Straits of Juan De Fuca and sailing off the Washington, Oregon and Northern California coasts. Success depends on predicting the present and future position of the North Pacific High pressure zone, and sailing the Trade Winds to Hawaii.
In Lahaina on the island of Maui you will enjoy warm Hawaiian hospitality including an arrival party and the awards banquet, as well as a well-deserved sojourn in a tropical paradise.
The Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race, first contested in 1968, is the pinnacle of Pacific Northwest ocean racing. Vic-Maui runs every second year, starting in July from Victoria, British Columbia and finishing near Lahaina, Maui, a distance of approximately 2308 nautical miles.