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Defending champion and first double-handed entry! Vic-Maui welcomes Longboard and Amiskwi.

by Vic-Maui, September 1st, 2015









Defending champion and first double-handed entry!  Vic-Maui welcomes Longboard and Amiskwi.  

Vic-Maui welcomes more early entrants for the 2016 Vic-Maui:

  • Peter Salusbury's Riptide 35 Mk II, Longboard, representing the West Vancouver Yacht Club, will sail with a crew of five.  Longboard took the triple with First Overall, First in Division 1 and First to Finish for the 2014 Vic-Maui.  Longboard is returning for the Half Century 2016 Vic-Maui to defend her titles and for another great ocean racing adventure.  
    See the Longboard profile here

  • Chris Read's Sabre 386, Amiskwi, representing the Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club, is the first entry in the double-handed racing class.  
    See the Amiskwi profile here

Profiles for each of the fifteen early-entered boats are online at http://www.vicmaui.org/teams.   



Early entries going strong at fifteen to date; early entry deadline is September 15, 2015.  

Vic-Maui, first sailed in 1965, is celebrating its Half Century in 2016.  

The early entry deadline is September 15, 2015; the final entry deadline is February 3, 2016.  The fleet size limit is 25 boats.  

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

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

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

We invite you to join the 2016 Vic-Maui fleet for Challenge • Adventure • Teamwork.   



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Safety at Sea - Late 2015 & Early 2016 Schedule

The Late 2015 - early 2016 preliminary schedule has been published for BC Sailing's Sail Canada - ISAF Approved Offshore Personal Survival Course.  For more information, see BC Sailing Safety at Sea.  



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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 Club • Lahaina Yacht Club



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



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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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