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Type: Beneteau First 47.7
Skipper: David Sutcliffe
Class: Racing, Fully Crewed
Hailing Port: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Hull Colour: White
LOA: 48.58
Beam: 14.75
Draft: 9.16
Yacht Club: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
Designer: Bruce Farr
Builder: Chantiers Beneteau
Launch Date: 2003
Rig: Sloop, Fractional
Sail Number: 74373
Status: ZZ-2014 Kinetic

Kinetic, a Beneteau First 47.7 sailing for the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and skippered by David Sutcliffe, is entered in the 2014 Vic-Maui race.

Kinetic's home port is Vancouver.  David hails from North Vancouver, BC.  The Kinetic team is returning to the Vic-Maui race after sailing in the 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2012 Vic-Maui races.  Kinetic sailed in the 2005 Van Isle 360 race and in the stormy 2005 and 2010 Southern Straits races.  Following the 2006 Vic-Maui race, Kinetic sailed onward to Australia, completed the 2006 Sydney Hobart race and then sailed home, a round trip of over 17,000 nautical miles. Kinetic's Vic-Maui 2010 overall race-winning crew included five adults and four teens, and Kinetic's 2012 team squeezed out another division win.  Preparing for the 2014 Vic-Maui, Kinetic will sail in the Southern Straits, Oregon Offshore and Swiftsure races. 

Filing Kinetic's 2014 Vic-Maui entry early, David commented "This will be our fifth ocean race to Hawaii.  We're in it for the challenge, adventure and teamwork, and the great parties in Lahaina!"