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Vic-Maui at the Boat Shows; Official Merchandise; Final Entry Deadline

by Vic-Maui, January 28th, 2016








Vic-Maui at the Boat Shows in Vancouver and Seattle

Vic-Maui has just wrapped up a busy round of presentations and meetings at the Vancouver International Boat Show, and we are on our way to the Seattle Boat Show.  Look for our posters and friends in our sponsor booths in Seattle: Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, Pacific Yachting, CSR Marine, North Sails, and Signature Yachts.  Or meet us at one of the Vic-Maui seminars, Friday January 29 and Saturday January 30.  Click here for Seattle Boat Show seminar information.  


Vic-Maui Official Merchandise

Vic-Maui Official Merchandise including shirts, jackets, gear bags and more is now available for online order.  Selected products are also available for purchase in person in Lahaina at the Lahaina Yacht Club Ship's Store.  Kit up your team, family, friends, and fans with 2016 Half Century Vic-Maui gear.  See the lineup at Vic-Maui Official Merchandise.  


Vic-Maui Final Entry Deadline February 3

The 2016 Vic-Maui fleet is bumping up against the fleet size limit of twenty five boats.  The 2016 Vic-Maui fleet is profiled at 2016 Vic-Maui Fleet.  Due to the withdrawal of one cruising class boat, there is one space open at this time.  Additionally, an entry waitlist has been opened for boats that have not yet entered.  To enter or to join the entry waitlist, please go to www.vicmaui.org/entry.   The final entry deadline is February 3, 2016.  


Vic-Maui Qualifying Races - Plan Your Sailing Schedule!



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.  

See Vic-Maui Qualifying Races for more information on qualifying races, and Vic-Maui Events for a summary of 2016 event dates.  


Featured Events:  

Offshore First Aid - Third Class Added

A third Offshore First Aid class has been added, for March 19-20, 2016 in Vancouver.  

See Offshore First Aid


Offshore Weather & Routing - Second Class Almost Full

The second Offshore Weather & Routing class has one space left.  

See Offshore Weather & Routing


Offshore Personal Survival Course (Safety at Sea): 
Upcoming Classes in Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle and West Vancouver

Vic-Maui requires a percentage of each boat's crew to have ISAF Approved training.  Safety at Sea classes are very popular, and tend to book up quickly.  Registering early for an approved class is strongly recommended.  Several classes are being offered in the region in February, March and April 2016.  

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

Note to crew members:  beat the crowd - Advance Registration for classes in BC is available for Vic-Maui crew members - ask your skipper for the details.

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 Vic-Maui Events Calendar


Featured Sponsor:  
Signature Yachts




You're Welcome Aboard at Signature Yachts

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: www.signature-yachts.com/


See more Vic-Maui sponsors at: 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.  


Entry limit reached; entry waitlist open; final entry deadline 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.  We are bumping up against this limit, and an entry waitlist has been opened.  
  • The entry waitlist for the 2016 Vic-Maui is open now at:  Online Entry and Entry Waitlist.  
  • The Official Notice board is online at:  Official Notice Board.  
  • The Notice of Race has been published for the 2016 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race.  It is available for download: Notice of Race
  • Appendix A to the Notice of Race has also been published.  It is available for download: NoR Appendix A
  • Appendix B to the Notice of Race has been published.  It is available for download:  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



CSR Marine • Eggbeater Creative • First Yacht Services • North Sails • Signature Yachts
Harken • Survitec Group • Pioneer Inn • UK Sailmakers




Mount Gay Rum • Hester Creek • Whistler Brewing

Tremewen Art • Kingwell Island Art • West Maui Sail & Canvas • Trilogy Excursions • Burn'n Love

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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