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Vic-Maui International Yacht Race

 

 

Co-hosted by the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the Lahaina Yacht Club

The Vic-Maui International Yacht Race, the pinnacle of Pacific Northwest ocean racing, covers a distance on the rhumbline of 2,308 nautical miles.  The Vic-Maui race was first contested in 1965 and has been sailed every two years since 1968.  The start venue is Victoria, BC, on Canada's West Coast, where pre-start preparations are completed in the picturesque Inner Harbour.  The fleet starts just outside the harbour, sails out of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, leaves Cape Flattery on Washington's Olympic Peninsula to port, and heads across the Northeast Pacific Ocean.  Boats aim to sail around the North Pacific High and into the Trade Winds for the sub-tropical run to Hawaii.  Days and nights at sea pass with sightings of whales, dolphins and albatross, under spectacular sunrises, sunsets, and brilliant starry nights.  The finish venue is Lahaina, Maui, the former royal capital of the Hawaiian Islands.  As each boat crosses the finish line, the boat and crew are warmly welcomed in the Hawaiian tradition, after which the crew, family and friends enjoy a stay on Maui and attend a festive awards banquet. Key dates for the 2014 Vic-Maui:

Pre-Start: July 1    Starts: July 3-7  •  Finish Time Limit: July 24  •  Awards Banquet: July 26 evening

Vic-Maui News

Alumni Reunion; Preferred Accommodations; Qualifying Races; Course Updates; Archives; Facebook

by Event Committee, April 5th, 2014

Vic-Maui Alumni Reunion Update - Last Chance for Tickets and Prizes; Featured Sponsor - Westerly Yacht; Preferred Accommodations - Victoria and Lahaina-Maui; Vic-Maui Qualifying Races - registration open for Southern Straits, Oregon Offshore, Swiftsure; Course Updates - Safety at Sea, Marine Offshore First Aid; Vic-Maui Archives; Vic-Maui on Facebook; Sponsors Read

Alumni Reunion Tickets, North U Seminars, Shipping to Maui, Iridium Satphones, Featured Sponsor - North Sails

by Event Committee, March 7th, 2014

Alumni Reunion: All Years - All Boats - All Sailors: Tickets on Sale Now, North U Seminars - Racing Trim, Expedition Software, Shipping to Maui, Iridium Satphones, Featured Sponsor - North Sails Read

Preliminary Start Dates, NoR Amendment, Ratings & Measurement, Alumni Reunion Tickets, Preferred Accommodations, Archives, Qualifying Races, Featured Sponsor

by Event Committee, March 2nd, 2014

Preliminary Start Dates Announced, Notice of Race Amendment Published, Ratings & Measurement Information Updated, Alumni Reunion Tickets Now on Sale, Preferred Accommodations - Victoria and Maui, Archives Updated, Qualifying Races Open for Registration, Featured Sponsor CSR Marine Read

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Vic-Maui Fleet update, Vic-Maui Archives update, Vic-Maui Qualifying Races update, Vic-Maui on Facebook

by Event Committee, February 1st, 2014

2014 Vic-Maui Fleet grows again, Vic-Maui Archives update - boat photos are now online, Vic-Maui Qualifying Races update - registration is now open, Vic-Maui is on Facebook Read

Straits Race, Vic-Maui Reunion, Vic-Maui Archives, Safety at Sea and Marine Offshore First Aid classes

by Event Committee, January 28th, 2014

Straits Race Pub Night this Friday January 31, Vic-Maui Reunion 1965-2014 planned for April 10, Vic-Maui Archives updated, Safety at Sea and Marine Offshore First Aid classes added Read

Race entry deadline, Vic-Maui Qualifying Races, Safety at Sea classes, Preferred Accommodations

by Event Committee, January 3rd, 2014

Race entry deadline approaching; Vic-Maui Qualifying Races - spring 2014 schedule; Safety at Sea - upcoming classes; Preferred Accommodations - updated information. Read

Preferred Accommodations - Updated Information

by Event Committee, December 20th, 2013

More accommodations properties are now offering special Vic-Maui rates in Victoria and on Maui. On Maui, the addition of the Outrigger Hotels and Resorts group provides access to condominium style properties. These Preferred Accommodations are supporting Vic-Maui, and we encourage Vic-Maui participants to consider booking with these properties. Read

2014 Fleet Grows; Victoria & Lahaina Preferred Accommodations and Information Bulletins

by Event Committee, December 5th, 2013

Team Kahuna returns to Vic-Maui for the 2014 race! John Leitzinger's team sailed an Express 37 in the 2006 race, and is now sporting a bigger Kahuna, an Aerodyne 38. Information Bulletins have been published for Victoria & Start information, and for Lahaina & Finish information. See Preferred Accommodations and other fresh information on Vic-Maui's new Victoria and Lahaina webpages. Another BC Sailing Safety at Sea class has been scheduled. Read

2014 Vic-Maui Fleet and Event Updates

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

Vic-Maui Events Update

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

Vic-Maui 2014 Early Entry Fleet Announced

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

Registration opens for more preparation events, the online Crew Bank is active

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

Online Registration is Now Open! And more ...

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

Fall-Winter Schedule for Competitor Preparation Events

by Event Committee, August 24th, 2013

The Fall-Winter schedule for Vic-Maui competitor preparation events is now available. Read

Race Entry Documents

by Event Committee, June 24th, 2013

The race entry documents for the 2014 Vic-Maui race are now available. Read

Notice of Race, Appendix A, Safety Requirements

by Technical Committee, May 23rd, 2013

Appendix A to the Notice of Race has been published for the 2014 Vic-Maui Race. Read

2014 Vic-Maui Notice of Race

by Technical Committee, April 3rd, 2013

The Notice of Race has been published for the 2014 Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race. Read

45th Annual Southern Straits Regatta - Vic-Maui Qualifying Race

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

Safety at Sea - Get ready for Vic-Maui 2014!

by Event Committee, November 6th, 2012

Safety at Sea: January - March 2013 classes Read

Vic-Maui 2014 Race Dates and Announcement

by Event Committee, July 29th, 2012

The Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the Lahaina Yacht Club are pleased to announce the 2014 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race. Read

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