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First Start of the 2014 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race - Busy Day in Victoria!

by Event Committee, July 3rd, 2014

First Start of the 2014 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race - Busy Day in Victoria!

Today at 10:00 am, the first start of the 2014 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race will lead off a busy day in Victoria. 

The Vic-Maui fleet is a buzz of activity as crews of the first start boats prepare to cast off for 2,308 nautical miles of blue water ocean sailing and adventure.  Spectator boats are boarding family and friends to observe the start outside Victoria's spectacular harbour. 

The weather is picture-perfect - sunny, warm and winds out of the West at 10-20 knots. 

This afternoon from 3:00 - 5:30 pm, the Pre-Start Social for the second start will be at the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority's Causeway Docks.  Tickets are required.  See www.vicmaui.org/victoria-events for information and tickets. 

The Race Tracker is live - you can follow the fleet from the comfort of home - see www.vicmaui.org

The second start will be at 10:00 am on Saturday July 5. 


Race Documents Published

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


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



Vic-Maui Awards Banquet - Venue Changed, Capacity Increased

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. 

As of June 20, the Awards Banquet venue has been changed to the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa.  The capacity of the event has been increased, the wait list has been cleared, and ticket sales have resumed. 

Click Here for Awards Banquet Information and Ticket Purchase



Pre-Start Events - 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. 

Moorage availability is tight, but there is some space available for additional spectator boats for the second start.  

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 (dock parties) has been extended until June 27. After that, prices go up. 

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


Race Tracker

Vic-Maui is using Yellowbrick Tracking again for 2014.  Every boat will be carrying a transponder that communicates the boat's position, speed and course through the Iridium satellite network.  You can follow the fleet, and each boat individually, with multiple position updates per day.  Note that the Race Tracker will go "live" in time for the First Start on Thursday, July 3.  See the Race Tracker on the Vic-Maui home page at www.vicmaui.orgThe Race Tracker will go "live" in time for the First Start on Thursday, July 3. 



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!  Select your Vic-Maui 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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