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Vic-Maui Welcomes Alegria X; Vic-Maui Events Update

by Vic-Maui, November 14th, 2015







Vic-Maui Welcomes Alegria X

The latest entrant for the 2016 Vic-Maui is Alegria X, a Dufour 453 skippered by Eberhard Heinzemann and sailing for the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.  Alegria X sailed in the 2014 Vic-Maui and in the 2015 Van Isle 360.  See the Alegria X team profile, and see the profiles for all the boats entered.  


Crew looking for boats; Boats looking for crew

Want to crew on a Vic-Maui boat?  Register on our Crew Bank.  

Want to find crew for your Vic-Maui boat?  Check the Crew Bank.  


Featured Events:  

Offshore First Aid - Second Class Added

The first Offshore First Aid class was full.  A second class has been added.  See Offshore First Aid


Offshore Weather and Routing - Second Class Added

The first Offshore Weather and Routing class is fully booked.  A second class has been added.  See Offshore Weather and Routing


Offshore Personal Survival Course (Safety at Sea): 
Upcoming 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

News flash:  space is available in Victoria, January 17-18.  Registration opens November 15 at 7:00 am Pacific Time.   See Offshore Personal Survival Course (Safety at Sea) for more information, and to register.  


Vic-Maui Seminar for Mentors and Inspectors

Please contact Vic-Maui Technical Committee Chair Rich Ballantyne by email for more information.  


More Vic-Maui events are listed in the Vic-Maui Event Calendar 


Featured Sponsor:  
Survitec Group



Survitec Group Vancouver - DBC Marine Safety Systems Ltd. is now owned by the Survitec Group. The company manufactures highly engineered and quality marine Lifesaving equipment, Survival Clothes and equipment, and Fire Safety Systems for both Marine and Commercial applications.  

DBC was incorporated in 1977 and is one of the largest and most experienced marine lifesaving equipment manufacturers. Since its inception, DBC has developed and continues to manufacture a comprehensive range of yachting and commercially approved liferafts, platforms and passenger evacuation systems.

Ph: 1-604-278-3221


Website: https://www.dbcmarine.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.  23 boats have entered.  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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