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Entries are now open for the 2016 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race; The first entry is in!

by Event Committee, March 15th, 2015



Entries are now open for the 2016 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race

Online entry for the 2016 Vic-Maui is now open at: Official Notice Board and Online Entries.  

The early entry time window runs from March 15, 2015 to September 15, 2015; the final entry deadline is February 3, 2016.  

The Notice of Race has been published for the 2016 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race.  It is available for download: click here for Notice of Race

Appendix A to the Notice of Race has also been published.  It is available for download: click here for NoR Appendix A

 

The first entry is in!  

“Red Sheilla” is the first boat to enter the 2016 Vic-Maui! 

In July 2016, Red Sheilla skipper Jim Innes will sail in his fourth Vic-Maui, following the pioneering course sailed by his father JG (Jim) Innes in 1965. 

The first Vic-Maui was sailed in 1965. The race was a dream of Royal Vancouver Yacht Club member JG (Jim) Innes who at that time was a Captain for Canadian Pacific Airlines.  Jim convinced three other skippers to start with him off Brotchie Ledge in 1965.  With Jim in his Lapworth 36' "Long Gone", there was Lol Killam of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club with the 45' sloop "Velaris", Ron Ramsay of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club with the 45' ketch "Norena of White" and Boo Paskel from Seattle Yacht club with his 73' ketch "Tatoosh".  

The 1965 race and weather were typical; Westerlies in the Juan de Fuca Strait, a left turn down the coast to about the latitude of San Francisco, followed by a right turn under the North Pacific High and a gybe with the Northeast trade winds filling spinnakers for the sunny run to Maui.  

"Long Gone" won the first Vic-Maui with a time of 15 days, 6 hours and 55 minutes.  Records have been broken many times since 1965. The current record holder is "Grand Illusion", skippered by James McDowell of the Lahaina Yacht Club, who completed the race in 9 days, 2 hours and 8 minutes in 2000, beating out the previous record of 9 days, 19 hours and 36 minutes set in 1996 by "Pyewacket", skippered by Roy Disney. 

Vic-Maui is celebrating the Half Century mark in 2016.  We invite you to join us!  

 

 

Featured Sponsor:  Navis Marine Insurance

Welcome to Navis Marine Insurance Brokers, a Speciality Insurance Brokerage dedicated to providing protection and insurance coverage for the unique needs of marine related clientele. 

With over 20 years of experience, we take pride in offering our clients specialized insurance packages and policies that help them protect their assets and their businesses. Our brokers have relevant experience that applies to the safeguard of you and your vessel including: building related risk management solutions, recreational watercraft insurance, complex marine operations and high-level knowledge of legal statutes including the Marine Liability Act and the Canada Shipping Act and more.  In addition to our professional experience we offer our clients personal and intimate knowledge of the industry including: experience aboard commercial vessels, race management, serving as Commodore of a yachting club, marine search and rescue, extensive experience with pleasure crafts and recreational boating and involvement in marina construction. Being personally involved in sailing, marine activity and boating gives us a critical edge in understanding our clients’ needs and ultimately protecting the assets and businesses they have worked so hard to build. 

Website: http://www.navismarine.ca/

 

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

 

 

 

Vic-Maui Half Century Poster:  1965 - 2016

Vic-Maui was first sailed in 1965 and has been sailed every two years since 1968.  During the 2016 Vic-Maui cycle, we will be celebrating a Half Century of Vic-Maui. 

The Vic-Maui Half Century poster features "Long Gone", the winner of the 1965 race, skippered by Vic-Maui's founder, the late JG (Jim) Innes. 

The poster is available for download: click here for 2016 Vic-Maui Half Century poster

 

 

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Shackles & Cotterpins welcomes your feedback, comments and suggestions. You can contact us at shackles.editor@vicmaui.org. You can find a list of all other Vic-Maui contacts on our website. We look forward to hearing from you. Click here to unsubscribe.

 

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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 Club • Lahaina Yacht Club

 

Gold

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority • Navis Marine Insurance • Pacific Yachting • Westerly Yachts

 

Silver

CSR Marine • Eggbeater Creative • First Yacht Services • North 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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