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Vic-Maui welcomes Atalanta and Westerly; major update to Events Schedule

by Vic-Maui, October 1st, 2015



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                Westerly 

Vic-Maui welcomes two 70 footers, Atalanta and Westerly; 21 boats now entered

Atalanta, a 74 foot aluminum-hulled ketch designed by Bill Tripp, returns for her fifth Vic-Maui race, skippered by Louis Hoffer and sailing for the Corinthian Yacht Club Seattle.  See Atalanta's profile.  

                Atalanta

Westerly is a Santa Cruz 70 sistership to Vic-Maui's elapsed time record holder Grand Illusion; the time to beat is 9 days 2 hours 8 minutes 27 seconds.  Westerly is skippered by Stuart Dahlgren and is sailing for the Royal Victoria Yacht Club.  See Westerly's profile.  

 

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

 

 

 

Vic-Maui Events Schedule - major update posted, registration now open for several events

 

 

Featured Sponsor:  Harken

 

 

Harken, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of quality sailboat hardware and accessories.

Harken gear has dominated such events as the America's Cup and Olympics. Harken blocks, travelers, furling systems and winches can be found aboard everything from the smallest dinghies to the largest megayachts and cruisers.

Headquartered in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Harken manufactures in the USA and Italy. Its network includes offices in 48 countries, with group offices located in Australia, France, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States (Rhode Island, California, and Florida).  

Harken website:  http://www.harken.com/

Harken is distributed in Canada by Western Marine Company, www.westernmarine.com.  

 

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

 

 

Entries are open; the final entry deadline is February 3, 2016

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

  • The early entry deadline was 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 open now 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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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
Harken • Survitec Group

 

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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