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Royal Vancouver Yacht Club

The Royal Vancouver Yacht Club is located at 3811 Point Grey Road on the south shore of English Bay on Vancouver's waterfront. Established in 1903 and renovated in 1978 and 1997, the club has 4400 members and is known as the "sailing capital of Western Canada". RVYC has a long history of hosting regattas and an international reputation for excellent race management and on-shore activities.

The Royal Vancouver Yacht Club web site offers complete information about the club.

Website: http://www.royalvan.com

Lahaina Yacht Club

In 1965, at the old Anchor Cove on Front St, a small group of sailors got to drinking & talking (as sailors will) and the Lahaina Yacht Club was born. Soon a fleet of sunfish were purchased and races were taking place off of the beach next to the Lahaina Broiler. In 1967 an all-volunteer group of LYC members took a building (an old laundry) that was tumbling into the ocean and built the clubhouse at 835 Front St. There have been several renovations over the years most of the work being done by members. LYC is host to two major events. Annually we hold the Lahaina Jackpot Fishing Tournament where we have had as many as 150 boats competing for more than $20,000. Bi-annually we host the finish of the Vic-Maui Race, known around the Pacific as having the best dock parties for each yacht that completes the race.

Please visit the Lahaina Yacht Club web site for more information about the club.

Website: http://www.lahainayachtclub.org/

Gold Sponsors

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority

The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority was established in 2002 to act as an advocate and steward for Victoria's beautiful harbour. We are passionate about the power of the harbour to act as a catalyst for Victoria to fulfill its destiny as having one of the most outstanding harbours in the world.

The GVHA is proud to sponsor marine-based festivals and events on its properties for all to enjoy. We envision a harbour where people live, learn, work, and play; a spectacular gateway into Victoria's past and into its future, monumental in look and feel, linking communities and all people together.

Website: http://www.victoriaharbour.org/

Navis Marine Insurance

Welcome to Navis Marine Insurance Brokers, a Speciality Insurance Brokerage dedicated to providing protection and insurance coverage for the unique needs of marine related clientele. 

With over 20 years of experience, we take pride in offering our clients specialized insurance packages and policies that help them protect their assets and their businesses. Our brokers have relevant experience that applies to the safeguard of you and your vessel including: building related risk management solutions, recreational watercraft insurance, complex marine operations and high-level knowledge of legal statutes including the Marine Liability Act and the Canada Shipping Act and more.  In addition to our professional experience we offer our clients personal and intimate knowledge of the industry including: experience aboard commercial vessels, race management, serving as Commodore of a yachting club, marine search and rescue, extensive experience with pleasure crafts and recreational boating and involvement in marina construction. Being personally involved in sailing, marine activity and boating gives us a critical edge in understanding our clients’ needs and ultimately protecting the assets and businesses they have worked so hard to build. 

Website: http://www.navismarine.ca/

Pacific Yachting

For 40 years, Pacific Yachting has been the voice of boating in British Columbia. Good luck to all Vic-Maui participants!

Website: http://www.pacificyachting.com/

Mustang Survival

For 50 years Mustang Survival has been engineering high-performance marine gear for military, coast guard, and rescue personnel. With a focus on applied research and field-testing, we’re committed to the protection and enhancement of those who push themselves to extremes. We build gear that saves lives and fuels exploration.

Website: https://www.mustangsurvival.com/

Silver Sponsors

CSR Marine

Puget Sound's Favorite Boatyards.  Two locations in the Seattle area.  Collision damage, fiberglass repair, gelcoat and paint services. In-house mechanical and rigging, bottom paint. Haulouts to 80 feet.

At CSR Marine, we're acutely aware of the unique relationship between boat owners and boatyard. After all, you have to trust us to take precious care of a major investment, and in many cases, it's much, much more than that. CSR has a hard-earned reputation for quality, timely repairs, competitive pricing and integrity.

Website: http://csrmarine.com/

Eggbeater Creative Inc.

We create professional websites. Our client’s sites are stunningly designed, highly functional and fully maintained using our web content management system, Vortex CMS.

We can quickly develop company profile websites; ecommerce sites with real-time payment and shipping integration; subscription-based sites; music and video rich sites; complex dynamic sites; interactive sites; custom databases and scripts; corporate identity and custom designed print media.

If you’re looking for a company that will understand what you want and deliver it quickly, we are the right company for you.

Website: http://www.eggbeater.ca

First Yacht Services

Based out of Vancouver, Canada, First Yacht Services provides specialty marine services for British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest.  We specialize in yacht commissioning, Webasto Marine heating systems, Raymarine electronics and electrical upgrades. We proudly work with Westerly Yacht Sales in Coal Harbour Marina.

We measure our success by the satisfcation of our customers. 

Website: http://firstyachts.com/


Harken, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of quality sailboat hardware and accessories.

Harken gear has dominated such events as the America's Cup and Olympics. Harken blocks, travelers, furling systems and winches can be found aboard everything from the smallest dinghies to the largest megayachts and cruisers.

Headquartered in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Harken manufactures in the USA and Italy. Its network includes offices in 48 countries, with group offices located in Australia, France, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States (Rhode Island, California, and Florida).  

Harken website:  http://www.harken.com/

Harken is distributed in Canada by Western Marine Company, www.westernmarine.com.  

Website: http://www.harken.ca/

North Sails

Sails • Sail Care 

The World Leader in Sailmaking: North Sails has become the world leader in sailmaking through an ongoing commitment to making sails that are faster, lighter and longer lasting than any other sails in the world. Whether you race or cruise, North Sails is committed to designing and building sails that are just right for you! When performance counts,  the choice is clear.

Website: http://www.na.northsails.com/vancouver.aspx

Pioneer Inn, Lahaina

Built in 1901 and substantially remodeled to meet Best Western standards, the Pioneer Inn in Lahaina, Maui, captures the ambiance of the whaling days and the plantation era, with architecture that evokes the tranquil lifestyle of turn of the century Lahaina while offering all the comforts and convenience of a modern hotel.

Phone: (808) 661-3636

Website: http://www.pioneerinnmaui.com/

Signature Yachts

You're Welcome Aboard at Signature Yachts

When you’re in the market to buy or sell a sailing yacht in the Pacific Northwest, we would appreciate the opportunity to serve you.  Although we’ve sold nearly a thousand boats so far, what’s far more important is the quality of the buying or selling experience you have as our customer. 

Our multiple Beneteau Platinum and Island Packet Yachts Golden Wrench Awards will lend you confidence that your purchase, delivery and after sales service experience with us will be a great one!  We’ve enjoyed receiving awards from leading yacht builders in the world recognizing us for superior customer service and these awards are a direct result of customer feedback about your buying experience. 

Website: http://www.signature-yachts.com/

Survitec Group

Survitec Group Vancouver - DBC Marine Safety Systems Ltd. is now owned by the Survitec Group. The company manufactures highly engineered and quality marine Lifesaving equipment, Survival Clothes and equipment, and Fire Safety Systems for both Marine and Commercial applications.  

DBC was incorporated in 1977 and is one of the largest and most experienced marine lifesaving equipment manufacturers. Since its inception, DBC has developed and continues to manufacture a comprehensive range of yachting and commercially approved liferafts, platforms and passenger evacuation systems.

Ph: 1-604-278-3221

Website: https://www.dbcmarine.com/

UK Sailmakers Northwest

UK Sailmakers Northwest provides new sails, sail repairs, upgrades and modifications for clients throughout Western Canada, US Pacific Northwest and Alaska. We also specialize in marine canvas and industrial sewing projects.

We currently have full service lofts located in Sidney, BC and in Bellingham, WA. These two anchor locations are supported by regional representatives based throughout our service area. Many clients also choose to use the affordable option of shipping their sails back and forth for servicing.

We have a multi-decade history of providing top-quality service to west coast sailors, whether they spend their time on the water racing or cruising. Our team’s wealth of local knowledge and experience is combined with the industry-leading technology and production capabilities of the International UK Sailmakers Group to ensure we are offering our clients the best value for their money.

We look forward to serving you soon.

Call Toll Free: 1-800-563-7245
Local Tel:  +1-250-656-8843

2212 Harbour Rd
Sidney, BC
V8L 2P6

Website: http://www.uksails.ca/

Ralph's Radio

Ralph’s Radio carries a wide variety of communications products including an extensive line of Satellite telephones, modems and accessories for major satellite networks including Iridium, Inmarsat and Globalstar.  If there is something you are looking for but do not see, please contact us.

Website: http://www.ralphs.ca/

Supporting Sponsors

Joseph Pluta Realty

Website: http://www.joepluta.com

Old Lahaina Luau

Website: https://www.oldlahainaluau.com

Maui Gold Pineapple

Website: http://www.pineapplemaui.com

Republic Parking

Website: http://www.rpnw.com/lots/all/maui


Website: http://anheuser-busch.com

Mount Gay Rum

Mount Gay Rum is the product of 310 years of knowledge, experience and refinement. 

The muddled rum drinks of the 18th century were the beginning of the modern cocktail. Tavern bartenders of the time had to be quite creative, using what fresh fruits, sours, and spices were available to make the fiery bite of early rum palatable. Today, the refinement of rum cocktail culture has evolved into a nuanced skill that uses the specific flavour profiles of high-quality Mount Gay Rums to lead the creation of new drink recipes. Blending with the complex character Mount Gay Rums is nothing short of a fine art.

Sailing vessels carried exotic trade from the colonies and introduced Caribbean flavors to Europe and the Americas. This period of shipping was an important part of Mount Gay’s Heritage. For centuries ships were the only way by which Barbadian sugar and Mount Gay Rum could meet global demand. Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados is one of the oldest seaports in the Caribbean and the port from which Mount Gay Rum sailed into the glasses and gullets of the world.

Website: http://www.mountgayrum.com/

Hester Creek Estate Winery

Hester Creek Estate Winery is situated within some of British Columbia’s oldest vineyards in the bountiful Golden Mile region.

The 95-acre, Mediterranean-influenced grounds, winery, and guest villas evoke an old-world sense of tranquility that take you back to a more simple, unhurried era: a time when a young girl named Hester pondered life and daydreamed by the edge of the creek that would later take her name. Discover winemaker Rob Summers’ fresh, lively wines that truly convey the extraordinary place where they were grown. Relax on the patio, among the vines, or browse in the new wine shop for local artisan foods, glassware and accoutrement to accompany your wine purchases. Visit one of the world’s most recent and exciting wine discoveries. The Okanagan Valley’s “Golden Mile Bench” and Hester Creek await your arrival.

Website: https://www.hestercreek.com/

Whistler Brewing

First established in 1989, the Whistler Brewing Company is an originator in the BC craft brewing movement. And today, while many craft breweries have come and gone, we are still proudly 100% BC owned and 100% BC brewed.

Authentic. Hand Crafted. Artisan Beers. That’s the Whistler beer experience. More flavor. More Character. More to Experience.

There is a little bit of Whistler in every one of our products. We want to share the stories, the experiences, and our simple love of craft beer.

Come visit us at our brewery in Function Junction, Whistler. See our authentic craft beers in the making. Join us for a tour and tasting. Hang at the Tap House. We’d love to have you drop by.

Website: http://www.whistlerbeer.com/

Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria

Welcome to beautiful Victoria, British Columbia and the Hotel Grand Pacific.  Luxuriate your senses—breathe invigorating sea air from your private balcony, pamper your dining pleasure by indulging in cuisine prepared with fresh local ingredients in The Mark and The Pacific restaurants, Courtyard CaféPacific Lounge, and in-room dining service; renew your energy in our health and leisure facilities; and experience genuine intuitive service delivered by our professional staff. Facing the Inner Harbour and adjacent to the Legislature, the Hotel Grand Pacific is 2 blocks from the downtown restaurant and shopping scene, 2 blocks from the Victoria Conference Centre and 5 blocks from Fisherman’s Wharf, a working harbour surrounded by an array of food kiosks, unique shops and ecotour adventures.

Click here for the Hotel Grand Pacific - 2016 Vic-Maui rate sheet.

Website: http://www.hotelgrandpacific.com

Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites, Victoria

Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites (345 Quebec Street, Victoria) is offering group rates plus discounted parking; access to Club 345 Fitness Centre including indoor pool, hot tub and sauna; complimentary high speed Internet access and use of Business Center; and access to Victoria Sports Lounge.

Click here for the Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites - 2014 Vic-Maui rate sheet

For reservations, please call 1-800-663-5896 and quote group name "Vic-Maui". 

Website: http://www.harbourtowers.com/

Coast Victoria Harbourside

The Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina features a spectacular oceanfront location, providing one of the most captivating views in the area – Letting guest soak in the natural beauty and historic splendor of Victoria, right from their hotel accommodations. Our business hotel is situated on Victoria’s lively outer harbour, featuring a full-service 42-slip marina, award winning restaurant and gorgeous event spaces.

Each one of our well-appointed guest rooms feature large windows to take in the fresh ocean air. Most offer Juliet or patio-style balconies.

Many of our hotel rooms & suites feature breathtaking harbour views. Should you absolutely need to stay connected, all guestrooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi and local calling.

While visiting, be sure to take advantage of our whirlpool, sauna, fitness centre and Victoria’s only indoor/outdoor pool.

Also visit our award-winning restaurant, Blue Crab Seafood House, which has been recognized by Frommer’s as the “ best seafood spot in Victoria,” and is the recipient of the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for the past 10 consecutive years.

Click here for the Coast Victoria Harbourside Vic-Maui 2016 rate sheet 

Website: https://www.coasthotels.com/hotels/bc/victoria/coast-victoria-harbourside-hotel-and-marina/

Strathcona Hotel, Victoria

Strathcona Hotel (919 Douglas Street, Victoria) is home to a variety of entertaining, fun and relaxing venues including The Sticky Wicket Pub, The Clubhouse Grill, Lounge & Latenight, The Games Room Bar, World Famous Big Bad John's Hillbilly Bar, The Rooftop Surfclub & Beach Volleyball, Club 9ONE9 and The Strath Ale, Wine & Spirit Merchants.

Strathcona Hotel is offering its "Tour Group" rate for 2014 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race participants, family and friends for $105.00 or $135.00 + applicable taxes, based on availability. 

Reservation by phone or email only, toll free 1-800-663-7476 or reservations@strathconahotel.com.  Quote "Vic-Maui" to receive these rates.

Website: http://www.strathconahotel.com

Tremewen Art

Now based in Australia, contemporary watercolourist Ian Tremewen was born in Montreal. Much of his life has been spent in the Caribbean and Hawaiian tropics. Ian's work reflects the interest he feels for light, space and shadow working in sculpture, contemporary glass and textiles.

His abstract interpretation of the amorphic shapes of nature, coupled with his design and composition enable him to present his work with a view that is distinctly his own.

Website: http://tremewenart.com/

Kingwell Island Art

Maui artist, Jim Kingwell has painted oil  and watercolor for over 35 years.  His plein air and studio paintings capturing the romantic realism, provide collectors with originals limited-edition fine art prints and posters.

Jim has been painting the colors of Hawaii for many years. Warmth, soft breezes, rainbows, tropical birds; exotic flowers and cultural sensitivity are essential elements to his paintings. When Jim is not painting on location you can most likely find him at his charming art gallery in Lahainatown completing a one-of-a-kind original painting. He often teaches his plein air style of painting in special classes.

Visit the Kingwell Gallery at: 834 Front Street, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761

Website: http://www.kingwellislandart.com/

West Maui Sail & Canvas

West Maui Sail & Canvas is Maui’s only full service, ground floor sail loft.  Conveniently located in the Lahaina Business Park, WMSC can repair sails, awnings, dodgers, sail covers and a wide range of canvas accessories quickly and at competitive prices.   Our sail loft is equipped with three (3)  commercial sewing machines.  Two of these are available for light duty sail repairs and canvas work, but the ‘queen of the fleet’ is our new custom CORDES rotary-combo Mini-Maxi long-arm/high-arm ZZ machine from Australia.  We can handle the heaviest conditions from Maxi sails right down to medium weight cruising or racing sales.  We are offering a 20% discount on all published pricing to Vic-Maui participants.  

Check out our web site at www.westmauisailandcanvas.com or call (808) 463-8232.  

Website: http://www.westmauisailandcanvas.com

Trilogy Excursions

TRILOGY EXCURSIONS - MAUI’S oldest family owned and operated sailing company, celebrating over 40 years on Maui,  is proud to be a supporting sponsor of the 2014 Vic-Maui Race!  Our crew will be helping to meet and greet the yachts as they arrive and we will make as many of our slips and moorings available as possible.  We can be reached via cell phone at the following numbers:

  • Capt. Gabe - (808) 344-9536
  • Capt. Riley - (808) 283-5931
  • For emergency maintenance:  Matt Payne - (808) 385-3594

Check us out on our web site at:  www.sailtrilogy.com  

Website: http://www.sailtrilogy.com

Aston Kaanapali Shores

Located at the official finish line of the Vic-Maui International Yacht Race, Aston Kaanapali  Shores is a convenient option for your pre- and post-race lodging.

Our condominium resort offers fully-equipped kitchens, in-room WiFi, a beachfront restaurant, spa facilities and more. Aston Kaanapali Shores combines the comfort and convenience of spacious suites with hotel-caliber services, directly on beautiful Kaanapali  Beach.

Website: http://www.astonkaanapalishoresresort.com/vicmaui/

Sheraton Maui

The Sheraton Maui Resort is offering special rates for the 2016 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race. 

Booking Dates:  now – 8/7/16

Travel Dates: 7/21/16-8/10/16

Rates:  Resort View - $259 (+ 13.4166% + $25 daily Resort Fee)

               Ocean View - $299 (+13.4166% + $25 daily Resort Fee

Deposit/Cnxl Policy: 2nt deposit due 10 days after booking.

          72hr cancel policy or forfeit 2nts.

For reservations, call 808-921-4646 and ask for the "LYC16" rate.

Website: http://www.sheraton-maui.com/

Burn'n Love

Relive the excitement of Elvis in Hawaii with Burn’n Love - a dynamic live production that captivates audiences of all ages and musical tastes, and leaves everyone wanting more!

Created especially for Hawaii, Burn’n Love captures the special time Elvis spent in the islands’ and its influence on his life, his movies, and his music. Journey through Elvis’ love for Hawaii and its people and fall in love all over again with his #1 hits, legendary outfits, hip-shaking dance moves and irresistible charm! Experience the most authentic Elvis show ever presented, and indulge in the nostalgia of Blue Hawaii, and the Aloha from Hawaii live concert broadcast that made TV history. Burn’n Love presents a piece of musical history and an era of music in Hawaii that will never be forgotten!

Burnin' Love's Darren Lee will be performing at the 2016 Vic-Maui Waiting Wahine luncheon.  

Website: http://www.burnnlove.com/Maui/?vic