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Vic-Maui Fleet Goes to Swiftsure! And, lots of new Vic-Maui information has been published.

by Vic-Maui, May 24th, 2016



 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Sponsor:  Pacific Yachting

 

Vic-Maui Fleet Goes to Swiftsure!  

  • Looking for Vic-Maui boats this coming weekend?  The centre of the action will be in Victoria, as most of the Vic-Maui fleet will be there as part of the 200 boat strong Swiftsure race fleet.  

  • Vic-Maui boats will be sailing in the Swiftsure Classic, Cape Flattery and Hein Bank courses.  

  • For all the news on Swiftsure, have a look at www.swiftsure.org and follow your favorite boats on the Swiftsure Race Tracker

 

Lots of new Vic-Maui Events Information, including Victoria and Lahaina information, has recently been published.  Read on!  

 

 

Vic-Maui Alumni Reunion:

  • See the information about the Alumni Reunion online at Alumni Reunion

  • Alumni Reunion tickets are available now online.  See the above link.  

  • Early bird pricing for the Alumni Reunion is in effect until June 4.  

 

Technical Matters:  

Featured Video - Emergency Steering - Courtesy of Expresso

 

Recently Published Information:  

  • Notice to Competitors 3:  Final Start Dates and Times [PDF]

  • Information Bulletin 2:  Spectator Boats [PDF]

  • Notice to Competitors 4:  Preliminary Time Allowances [PDF]

  • Notice to Competitors 5:  Communications Tests [PDF]

  • See more on the Official Notice Board

 

Victoria Moorage:  

  • See the updated information online at Victoria Moorage

  • Reservations for Victoria Moorage will open online on June 3.  See the above link.  

  • Early bird moorage pricing will be in effect until June 24.  

 

Spectator Boats in Victoria: 

  • See the updated information online at Spectator Boats and at Victoria Moorage

  • Skippers of Vic-Maui competitor boats can invite a friend to bring a boat to Victoria to be a designated spectator boat.  
  • Reservations for Victoria Moorage for spectator boats will open online on June 3.  See the above link.  

  • Early bird moorage pricing for spectator boats will be in effect until June 24.  

 

Vic-Maui Awards Banquet in Lahaina:

  • See the information about the Awards Banquet in Lahaina at Awards Banquet

  • The Awards Banquet will be held in Lahaina on Saturday, July 30, starting at 5:30 pm local time.

  • Awards Banquet ticket sales will open online on June 3.  Capacity is limited; book early.  See the above link.  

  • Early bird ticket pricing for the Awards Banquet will be in effect until June 24.  

 

Vic-Maui Waiting Wahine Luncheon in Lahaina:

  • See the information about the Waiting Wahine Luncheon in Lahaina at Waiting Wahine Luncheon

  • The Waiting Wahine Luncheon will be held in Lahaina on Monday, July 25, starting at 11:30 am local time.

  • Waiting Wahine Luncheon ticket sales will open online on June 3.  Capacity is limited; book early.  See the above link.  

  • Early bird ticket pricing for the Waiting Wahine Luncheon will be in effect until July 15.  

 

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.  

Final start dates and times for all the boats are listed on the Official Notice Board and in Notice to Competitors 3.  

 

 

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.  

 

 



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 - Swiftsure is May 28-30

 

 

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:  Pacific Yachting

 

 

 

For 40 years, Pacific Yachting has been the voice of boating in British Columbia. Good luck to all Vic-Maui participants!

Website: www.pacificyachting.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.  

 

 

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

 

Hosts

Royal Vancouver Yacht Club • Lahaina Yacht Club

 

Gold

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority • Navis Marine Insurance • Pacific Yachting 
• Mustang Survival

 

Silver

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

 

Supporters

 

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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