February 11, 2012: Vic-Maui Entries Are Up 50% For 2012!
February 11th, 2012
Shackles & Cotterpins
The Vic-Maui Newsletter
February 11, 2012
Vic-Maui Entries Are Up 50% For 2012! Entries for the 2012 Vic-Maui race closed on February 2. Fourteen boats have filed entry papers, representing a 50% increase over the fleets of nine boats which sailed in each of the 2008 and 2010 races. We are very pleased with the support that the sailing community is showing for this classic ocean racing event. There are 10 boats entered in the racing division, and four boats entered in the new cruising division. No entries were received for the double-handed class. Of the 14 boats entered, nine are Canadian and five are American. The 2012 Vic-Maui fleet includes the 2010 line honors boat Terremoto!, sailing under new ownership, and the 2010 overall winner Kinetic. Other teams returning from prior Vic-Mauis include Double Deuce (new boat), Red Heather, Red Sheilla, and Turicum. The 2012 fleet boats range in length from 35 to 50 feet. The 2012 fleet is profiled on the Vic-Maui website.
Vic-Maui Qualifying Races, Upcoming:
• Southern Straits (WVYC), April 6-7, 2012. New for 2012: for Vic-Maui boats (minimum of four boats) that sail the Straits Race "long course", there will be both regular scoring and scoring as a separate Vic-Maui sub-fleet.
• Swiftsure Race (RVicYC), May 26-27, 2012. New for 2012: for Vic-Maui boats (minimum of four boats) that sail the "Swiftsure Lightship Course", there will be both regular scoring and scoring as a separate Vic-Maui sub-fleet.
• Van Isle 360 Race, June 2013 (VMQR for Vic-Maui 2014).
Safety At Sea, Upcoming Courses:
The Sailing Foundation is running its next US Sailing - ISAF approved Safety at Sea two day
seminar in Seattle on February 25-26, 2012.
BC Sailing is offering its next CYA - ISAF approved Safety at Sea two day course in West Vancouver on March 31-April 1, 2012.
Recently Posted On The Vic-Maui Website:
• FAQ - Staggered start dates.
• FAQ - Vic-Maui handicapping system.
• Preparation Seminar presentations.
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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 June or July off Victoria, British Columbia and finishing near Lahaina, Maui, a distance of approximately 2308 nautical miles. Vic-Maui challenges navigators to demonstrate their weather routing and navigational skills. Success depends on the navigator’s skill in predicting where the Pacific High pressure zone and trade winds will be, nearly a week into the future. The adventure includes sailing around the Pacific High and surfing downwind in the trades. The days pass quickly with the fleet surrounded by dolphins and albatross, spectacular sunrises, sunsets and brilliant starlit nights. Teamwork gets the boats to the finish line near Lahaina, where each arriving boat is greeted with an outstanding Hawaiian welcoming party. Family and friends meet the racers to celebrate the accomplishment with hugs, leis and mai-tais. Many crew stay to spend more time enjoying Maui with their families before heading home.
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