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July 6 Daily Report - Finally Some Wind

by Race Committee, July 6th, 2014



After a frustrating start, as the boats report in for July 6 they are all moving faster and reporting happy crews. And they are catching tuna..

Both fleets are beam reaching their way down the Oregon coastat speeds of 6-8 knots, with boats closer to the coast experiencing a little more wind. As Avalon reported, conditions were finally starting to look like the brochure.

The boats in the first start on July 3 are about 300 miles off the Newport, OR with Passpartout and Turicum battling for the lead. Passpartout is closer to shore and Turicum is taking a more direct line to Maui. But Turnagain is even closer to the shore hoping to make gains from expected higher winds.

The faster boats are about 130 miles behind and closing fast. As expected New Haven and Longboard are having a fight out in front. But Kahuna and Anduril are having another battle with each other and are not far behind. All 9 boats of the second start are taking courses closer to Oregon shore than the boats out front.

Both Turnagain and Passpartout reported catching tuna, making a welcome impromptu sushi lunch. Kinetic reported sailing in a sea of jellyfish – cool to look at, but not very tasty.

 

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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. 

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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.

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