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Sailing Instructions, Communications Information, Pre-Start Events in Victoria, ...

by Event Committee, June 17th, 2014

Race Documents Published

More race documents have been published.  See the Official Notice Board online at http://www.vicmaui.org/documents for:


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See more Vic-Maui Sponsors at the end of this newsletter. 


Pre-Start Events in Victoria

Your Committees from the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the Lahaina Yacht Club have been preparing for the 2014 Vic-Maui since September 2012. Come and enjoy a fun filled week of pre-race activities in Victoria, the Capital City of British Columbia and one of the most beautiful harbours in the world.  Victoria Events are open to Vic-Maui competitors, family & friends, sponsors, officials, volunteers and supporters. 

Planning your Vic-Maui schedule: 

First Start:

  • Boats starting in the First Start are: Avalon, Bedlam II, Losloper, Passepartout, Turicum, Turnagain
  • the First Start Send-off Social will be held Tuesday July 1, 3:00-5:30 pm
  • the First Start will be outside the harbor on Thursday July 3 at 10:00 am

 Second Start:

  • Boats starting in the Second Start are:  Alegria X, Anduril, Family Affair, JAM, Kahuna, Kinetic, Longboard, New Haven, String Theory
  • the Second Start Send-off Social will be held Thursday July 3, 3:00-5:30 pm
  • the Second Start will be outside the harbor on Saturday July 5 at 10:00 am

The Vic-Maui fleet will be moored at the Causeway Docks in the Inner Harbor.  Send-off Socials will be held at the Vic-Maui section of the docks.  Tickets are required for the Send-off Socials.  Tickets for all race crew members are already booked.  Early bird pricing for the Send-off Socials is in effect until June 25, 2014. 

Click Here for Send-Off Social Information and Tickets

Click Here for More Information on Victoria, including Vic-Maui Preferred Accommodations

Click Here for Vic-Maui Fleet Moorage Information

Click Here for Greater Victoria Harbour Authority Moorage Information


Vic-Maui Awards Banquet

The Vic-Maui Awards Banquet is the closing event of the Vic-Maui International Yacht Race, co-hosted by the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the Lahaina Yacht Club. The Awards Banquet will be held Saturday July 26, 2014, starting at 5:30 pm. 

Click Here for Awards Banquet Information and Ticket Purchase


Vic-Maui Waiting Wahine Luncheon

Vic-Maui, co-hosted by the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the Lahaina Yacht Club, and the Pioneer Inn invite you to attend our traditional Vic-Maui Waiting Wahine luncheon.  This event is offered at no charge to you. Everyone from Vic-Maui is welcome - Sailors, Family, Friends and Supporters!  

The Waiting Wahine Luncheon will be held in the Garden Couryard at the Pioneer Inn in Lahaina, commencing at 11:30 am on Monday, July 21, 2014.  We are planning a wonderful luncheon, preceded by a fashion show put on Serendipity Maui. 

We ask that you RSVP to enable us to arrange for the proper amount of food, seating and table arrangements, decorations, etc.  Mahalo. 

Click Here for Waiting Wahine Luncheon Information and RSVP (No Charge!)


Vic-Maui Official Merchandise

Online sales of Vic-Maui Official Merchandise were launched in April.  Orders are shipping - the editor has already received and opened one of the first shipments!  There is still time to order for delivery before the race starts in Victoria.  Select your team gear from a wide range of products including T-shirts and polo shirts, hats and burgees, fleeces and jackets, waterproof gear bags.  Team gear can be customized with the boat's name. We also have in-person shopping for select items at the LYC Ship's Store on Front Street in Lahaina. 

Click Here for Vic-Maui Official Merchandise

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Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race


The Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race is hosted by the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the Lahaina Yacht Club.  First contested in 1965 and sailed every second year since 1968, Vic-Maui is the pinnacle of Pacific Northwest ocean racing. Vic-Maui starts in July off Victoria, British Columbia and finishes 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.


Visit www.vicmaui.org for Challenge - Adventure - Teamwork!


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Vic-Maui Sponsors



Royal Vancouver Yacht ClubLahaina Yacht Club



Greater Victoria Harbour Authority • Navis Marine InsurancePacific Yachting Westerly Yachts



Azaris StudiosCSR MarineFirst Yacht ServicesNorth Sails • Signature Yachts



 Mount Gay Rum • Hester Creek • Whistler Brewing

Tremewen Art • Kingwell Island Art • Serendipity Maui • West Maui Sail & Canvas • Trilogy Excursions

Victoria Preferred Accommodations

Harbour Towers Hotel • Hotel Grand Pacific • Sandman • Strathcona Hotel

Maui Preferred Accommodations

Aston Kaanapali Shores • Outrigger Hotels and Resorts • Pioneer Inn • Sheraton Maui



 Vic-Maui Qualifying Races


Southern Straits • Oregon Offshore • Swiftsure • Van Isle 360





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