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Vic-Maui Preparation Seminar - October 17 - coming up fast! Safety at Sea schedule expanded to Victoria and Seattle ...

by Vic-Maui, October 10th, 2015

Vic-Maui Preparation Seminar - October 17 - coming up fast!

The Vic-Maui Preparation Seminar is offered early, once per Vic-Maui cycle, to help teams get started on preparations.  

If you are planning to sail as skipper or as crew in the Vic-Maui, or support a Vic-Maui team, this seminar is for you.  

The prep seminar date is coming up quickly:  October 17, 2015.  

Vic-Maui skippers, race crew, shore crew and potential race entrants will gain valuable information, ideas, and techniques in preparation for the challenge, adventure and teamwork of the Vic-Maui race.  

A series of experienced presenters will address topics including:

  • Rigging for Ocean Conditions
  • Safety Compliance
  • Emergency Steering
  • Weather, Navigation and Tactics
  • Crew Training and Experience
  • Sails and Sail Maintenance
  • Provisioning
  • Shore Crew & Logistics - Victoria & Maui
  • Wireless Communications
  • Medical / First Aid Considerations

The prep seminar date is coming up quickly:  October 17, 2015.  

More information and registration is available at: Vic-Maui Preparation Seminar


The regional Safety at Sea schedule has been expanded: 
Classes in Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle and West Vancouver

Vancouver, Victoria, West Vancouver - see Offshore Personal Survival Course (Safety at Sea)
offered by BC Sailing and local yacht clubs; Sail Canada - ISAF Approved

Seattle - see Safety at Sea Seminar
offered by The Sailing Foundation; the two day version is US Sailing - ISAF Approved



Vic-Maui Events Schedule 
- registration now open for several events



Featured Sponsor:  
Signature Yachts



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When you’re in the market to buy or sell a sailing yacht in the Pacific Northwest, we would appreciate the opportunity to serve you.  Although we’ve sold nearly a thousand boats so far, what’s far more important is the quality of the buying or selling experience you have as our customer. 

Our multiple Beneteau Platinum and Island Packet Yachts Golden Wrench Awards will lend you confidence that your purchase, delivery and after sales service experience with us will be a great one!  We’ve enjoyed receiving awards from leading yacht builders in the world recognizing us for superior customer service and these awards are a direct result of customer feedback about your buying experience. 

Website: http://www.signature-yachts.com/


See more Vic-Maui sponsors at: http://www.vicmaui.org/sponsors 



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



Royal Vancouver Yacht Club • Lahaina Yacht Club



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



CSR Marine • Eggbeater Creative • First Yacht Services • North Sails • Signature Yachts
Harken • Survitec Group




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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