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July 4 Daily Report - And They're Off

by Event Committee, July 4th, 2014



Six boats started on July 3rd, beating into a 18 knot Westerly and showing the spectator boat fleet the way to Race Passage. 

Avalon, Bedlam II, Losloper, Passepartout, Turnagain and Turicum all rounded Cape Flattery during daylight - a great run. Turicum was ahead of Turnagain and Passepartout by a nose, or should we say a sprit at Roll Call.  The fleet is now navigating their way South and Southwest in a complex weather system, trying to stay in the best wind. 

The nine boats in the second start are preparing for their start on Saturday, July 5 at 10:00 am.  The Causeway Docks are crowded with race boats, official boats and spectator boats.  Dockside scuttlebutt is focused on the weather forecasts, and the pundits are pondering whether the second start boats will be able to catch and pass the first start boats before the finish line in Maui. 

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

A Happy Fourth of July to our American boats! 

 

Featured Sponsor - Outrigger Hotels and Resorts

E komo mai! Welcome! All of us with Outrigger Hotels and Resorts on the island of Maui look forward to hosting you for the 2014 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race. Our condominium properties offer all the comforts and convenience of home in beautiful resort settings. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Visit www.outrigger.com for the Outrigger website and general information on the properaties.

Visit Outrigger 2014 Vic-Maui Reservations or call 808-665-9137 to make reservations at special Vic-Maui rates. 

Website: http://www.outrigger.com/

 

 

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

 

 

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. 

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

 

 

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

 

Hosts

Royal Vancouver Yacht ClubLahaina Yacht Club

 

Gold

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority • Navis Marine InsurancePacific Yachting Westerly Yachts

 

Silver

Azaris StudiosCSR MarineFirst Yacht ServicesNorth Sails • Signature Yachts

 

Supporters

 

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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