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Vic-Maui International Yacht Race

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

 

Preliminary dates for the 2020 Vic-Maui:  
Entries:  Super-early - March 31, 2019  ●  Early - October 31, 2019  ●  Final - February 28, 2020
Victoria Start Venue:  Opens July 7, 2020  ●  Start date range July 10-17, 2020
Maui Finish Venue:  Opens July 24, 2020 ●  Finish Time Limit July 31, 2020 ●  Awards Banquet August 1, 2020


 Vic-Maui News:

Vic-Maui Events Schedule - updates posted and registration open for several pre-events

by Vic-Maui Events, November 29th, 2019

The Vic-Maui Events Schedule has been updated. Registration is now open for a number of pre-events including Offshore Preparation Seminar, Offshore Weather & Routing, Offshore First Aid, and the Offshore Personal Survival Course. Read

Vic-Maui 2020 Preparation - Life Rafts

by Technical Committee, September 29th, 2019

First - Get Ready for Your Last Resort. The absolutely last thing any Vic-Maui competitor wants to think about is abandoning the ship half way to Hawaii. Which is precisely why thinking about the life raft should happen early in the process. While “stepping up into the liferaft” off a sinking boat has not happened in a Vic-Maui (touching wood here), it is still something that needs to be thought through. What kind of raft do I need? Where do I store it? How do I deploy it? These are all questions that need to be considered. Read

Introducing the 2020 Vic-Maui Fleet: Sea Treasure

by Event Committee, July 10th, 2019

Sea Treasure sails for the Royal Victoria Yacht Club Read

Introducing the 2020 Vic-Maui Fleet: Unfinished Business

by Event Committee, June 24th, 2019

Colin Jackson has Unfinished Business Read

Introducing the 2020 Vic-Maui Fleet: Ultraman III

by Event Committee, May 20th, 2019

Ultraman III enters the 2020 Vic-Maui Read

Introducing the 2020 Vic-Maui Fleet: Selkie

by Event Committee, May 7th, 2019

Third of the 2020 Vic-Maui super-early entries is Selkie Read

Introducing the 2020 Vic-Maui Fleet: Turnagain

by Event Committee, April 26th, 2019

Second of the 2020 Vic-Maui super-early entries is Turnagain Read

Offshore Personal Survival Course (Safety at Sea) - space available

by Event Committee, April 24th, 2019

Finding it hard to get into the ever-popular Offshore Personal Survival Course (Safety at Sea)? We have recently added a May 4-5 class in West Vancouver, and there is space available. Read

Introducing the 2020 Vic-Maui Fleet: Red Sheilla

by Event Committee, April 12th, 2019

"Red Sheilla” is the first boat to enter the 2020 Vic-Maui! Read

Who Took the Silverware?

by Race Committee, July 22nd, 2018

Last night was the big Vic-Maui Awards Banquet on the Ocean Lawn at the Sheraton Kaanapali. What an affair with lots of silverware loading the tables and a full 7 person band to keep everyone entertained. Joy Ride started the parade of trophies as the Big Winner of Vic-Maui 2018 - taking home the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club Trophy for First Overall. Read

FINAL RESULTS

by Race Committee, July 21st, 2018

Here are the Final Results for Vic-Maui 2018 Read

Vessel Traffic Separation Schemes

by Race Committee, July 17th, 2018

The case of the Race Committee protesting Serenite and Geminis Dream for infraction of Sailing Instruction 1.4 - Adhering the Rule 10 of the Coll Regs with respect to Traffic Separation Schemes has important implications for all sailors that the Race Committee believe worthy of further comment. Read

Vic-Maui Sailors in Training

by Race Committee, July 17th, 2018

The Youth Training Program at Lahaina Yacht Club, co-sponsor of the Vic-Maui race, is on view for the whole world to see. It is an impressive sight to see a large host of young sailors take to their BIC sailboats right in front of the whole village of Lahaina. Read

Here, Here, The Gang's All Here

by Race Committee, July 16th, 2018

The last 2 boats from Vic-Maui 2018 finished early this afternoon and are now enjoying their welcome party at the Pioneer Inn. Victor Mushkatin's Serenite, the surviving boat from Cruising Class crossed the finish line at 12:31. Our now famous turtle rescuer, Doug Frazer and Oxomoxo finished at 1:43pm. Read

Joy Ride Wins Vic-Maui 2018

by Race Committee, July 16th, 2018

While results are not yet official, it looks like Joy Ride will win Vic-Maui 2018 as the 1st Overall based on corrected time. Firefly wins Line Honours and 2nd Overall and Salient takes 3rd Overall. Read

Anjo Arrives Under Cover of Darkness

by Race Committee, July 16th, 2018

Clayton Craigie and his crew aboard Anjo arrived under cover of darkness this morning crossing the line a little after 4 am local time. An hour later with dawn just starting, the boat got to the welcome party at Lahaina. Read

The Weather Eye, July 15, Final Approaches to the Finish Line

by David Sutcliffe, July 15th, 2018

There is simply no Hawaiian welcome that beats a Lahaina Yacht Club Vic-Maui greeting party, unless it's three LYC greeting parties at the same time! ... In weather news, the more "normal" weather has been very helpful to the Vic-Maui fleet as the boats have had a romping Trade Winds sail towards Maui over the past four-plus days, racking up big 24 hour runs in breezy conditions. This year's approach to the Pailolo Channel has been hotter than usual, with numbers in the TWA 80-110 degree range. The first five boats have all finished without too much drama in the Pailolo Channel itself. Read

Day 15 - And Then There Were Three

by Race Committee, July 15th, 2018

The final 3 boats of Vic-Maui 2018 are all within striking distance of Maui and will finish on Monday. At Roll Call, Clayton Craigie's Anjo (in the photo) was 122 miles from the finish, followed by Victor Mushkatin and his Russians on Serenite who are 57 miles back, and Doug Frazer and the Lucky Turtle Savers who are 68 miles behind Anjo. They will likely start arriving very early Monday and all be in Lahaina enjoying Mai-Tais by mid-afternoon. Read

New Technology Makes the Race

by Race Committee, July 15th, 2018

While the Lucky Turtle has been the social media darling of this race, there are 2 pieces of technology that have added new dimensions to race followers. The fact that a drone can take and transmit photos 1000 miles from shore is amazing. Similarly amazing are the improvements in satellite tracking which allows the whole race Finish Line process to be automated. Read

Turnagain, Salient and Kraken Finish in a Dead Heat

by Race Committee, July 15th, 2018

it was a beautiful sunrise over the West Maui mountains as one by one Turnagain, then Salient, then Kraken appeared on the horizon and made their way into Pailolo Channel between Maui and Molokai. The photo shows Turnagain passing Hawea Point on her way to a finish at 7:14 am (HST). Salient was close behind at 7:40 am and Kraken, who carried stronger wind right to the finish, at 8:04 am. Read

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