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Vic-Maui Qualifying Races - Plan Your Sailing Schedule!

by Vic-Maui, December 13th, 2015







Vic-Maui Qualifying Races - Dates Available

Four major overnight distance races are designated as Vic-Maui Qualifying races.  The Vic-Maui fleet is encouraged to participate in these events as part of their crew and boat preparations.  

Dates for the 2016 Southern Straits race, 2016 Oregon Offshore race, 2016 Swiftsure race and the 2017 Van Isle 360 race have all been set.  

  • Southern Straits - March 25-27, 2016
  • Oregon Offshore - May 12-15, 2016
  • Swiftsure - May 28-30, 2016
  • Van Isle 360 - June 10-24, 2017

See http://www.vicmaui.org/qualifyingraces for more information on qualifying races, and http://www.vicmaui.org/events for a summary of 2016 event dates.  



Featured Events:  

Offshore First Aid - Second Class Added, Date Changed

The first Offshore First Aid class was full.  A second class has been added.  The date for the second class has been changed to March 12-13, 2016.  This class is over half full.  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.  This class is over half full.  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



More Vic-Maui Events are listed on the frequently-updated Events Calendar


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


Vic-Maui Crew Bank:  where crew looking for boats meet boats looking for crew

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

Skippers looking for crew?  Check the Crew Bank.  




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 • Pioneer Inn




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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