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Victoria Start Venue Information; Lahaina Finish Venue Information; Preferred Accommodations; Technical Matters

by Vic-Maui, April 22nd, 2016





Oregon Offshore Race - 40th Anniversary!  
Vic-Maui Qualifying Race


Vic-Maui News:  

Victoria Start Venue Information


Wondering about the Victoria Start Venue?  Questions about moorage, preferred accommodations, arrival and start timing, spectator boats, sponsors, skipper's meetings, pre-start parties, private team functions and local suppliers?  

All this and more information is on the Vic-Maui website at Victoria Start Venue Information.  This information gets frequent updates, so it's worth checking back periodically.  

Preliminary start dates and times for all the boats are listed on the Official Notice Board and in Notice to Competitors 1.  



Victoria Preferred Accommodations




Visit www.vicmaui.org/victoria-bc for rate sheets and booking information for our Preferred Accommodations partners in Victoria.  



Lahaina Finish Venue Information


Wondering about the Lahaina Finish Venue?  Questions about moorage, preferred accommodations, visitor information, and local suppliers?  

All this and more information is on the Vic-Maui website at Lahaina Finish Venue Information.  This information gets frequent updates, so it's worth checking back periodically.  



Lahaina Preferred Accommodations




Visit www.vicmaui.org/lahaina-maui for rate sheets and booking information for our Preferred Accommodations partners in Lahaina.  



Technical Matters:  
Notice of Race Amendment 3; 
Deadline for booking Safety Consultation Appointments,  ORC Certificates & Rating Freeze


Notice of Race Amendment 3 was published on March 31.  

Skippers and crews are reminded that the April 30 deadlines are fast approaching for booking safety consultation appointments, submitting final ORC certificates and freezing the rated configuration of the boats.  See the Notice of Race and related documents on the Official Notice Board for details.  Or touch bases with Entry Adminstration - Gaylean Sutcliffe or Technical Committee Chair - Richard Ballantyne.  



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 Qualifying Races - Oregon Offshore's 40th Anniversary Race is May 12-15



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:  

Stay tuned for upcoming information on:

June 18:  Vic-Maui Alumni Reunion - Vancouver

July 25:  Waiting Wahine Luncheon - Lahaina

July 30:  Vic-Maui Awards Banquet - Lahaina


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



Featured Sponsor:  Pioneer Inn, Lahaina




Built in 1901 and substantially remodeled to meet Best Western standards, the Pioneer Inn in Lahaina, Maui, captures the ambiance of the whaling days and the plantation era, with architecture that evokes the tranquil lifestyle of turn of the century Lahaina while offering all the comforts and convenience of a modern hotel.

Phone: (808) 661-3636

Website: www.pioneerinnmaui.com/


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.  



Vic-Maui Half Century


  • 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 was February 3, 2016.  The fleet size limit is 25 boats.  


We invite you to join the 2016 Vic-Maui 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 
• Mustang Survival



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




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 • Pioneer Inn • Sheraton Maui



 Vic-Maui Qualifying Races


Southern Straits • Oregon Offshore • Swiftsure • Van Isle 360


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