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Vic-Maui - On the Home Stretch to Victoria Starts!

by Vic-Maui, July 2nd, 2016



 

 

 

 

 

We are now on the home stretch to the Vic-Maui start venue in Victoria!  

We are Celebrating a Half Century of Vic-Maui, 1965 - 2016.  

The Vic-Maui fleet will be moored at the Causeway Docks in the Inner Harbour, in front of the Legislature.  

Schedule cheat-sheet:

  • Tuesday July 5, noon - official boats arrive

  • Wednesday July 6, noon - competitor boats, spectator boats, sponsor boats start arriving

  • Friday July 8, 2:30 pm - skippers meeting for boats starting on July 9 & 10

  • Friday July 8, 3:00 - 5:00 pm - send-off social for boats starting on July 9 & 10

  • Saturday July 9, 9:30 am - first group starts

  • Sunday July 10, 10:00 am - second group starts

  • Sunday July 10, 2:30 pm - skippers meeting for boats starting on July 11 & 12

  • Sunday July 10, 3:00 - 5:00 pm - send-off social for boats starting on July 11 & 12

  • Monday July 11, 10:30 am - third group starts

  • Tuesday July 12, 11:00 am - fourth group starts

 

Vic-Maui in Victoria:  

 

Vic-Maui in Maui:

 

New for 2016:  Maui Concierge Service

Maui Concierge Service is online and will also be onsite at the Lahaina Yacht Club to assist Vic-Maui crew, family and friends with making arrangements for local attractions on Maui.  These services are being offered to Vic-Maui crew, family & friends by Maui Concierge Service and various third parties.  We are hoping that this service makes everyone's visit to Maui even better.   

See more at Maui Concierge Service

 

 

 

Featured Sponsor:  Mustang Survival

 

 

 

For 50 years Mustang Survival has been engineering high-performance marine gear for military, coast guard, and rescue personnel. With a focus on applied research and field-testing, we’re committed to the protection and enhancement of those who push themselves to extremes. We build gear that saves lives and fuels exploration.

Website: www.mustangsurvival.com

 

 

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

 

 

Victoria Moorage:  

  • Moorage is available in Victoria for competitor, official, spectator and sponsor boats.  

  • Reservations for Victoria Moorage are now open, and early bird moorage pricing has been extended until July 5.  

  • See the latest information and make your reservations online at Victoria Moorage.  

 

 

Vic-Maui Awards Banquet in Lahaina:

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

  • Awards Banquet ticket sales are now open.  Early bird ticket pricing for the Awards Banquet has been extended until July 15.  
    Capacity is limited; we recommend that you book early.  

  • See the latest information about the Awards Banquet in Lahaina, and buy your tickets, at Awards Banquet

 

 

Vic-Maui Waiting Wahine Luncheon in Lahaina:

  • 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 are now open.  Early bird ticket pricing for the Waiting Wahine Luncheon will be in effect until July 15.  
    Capacity is limited; we recommend that you book early.  

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

 

 

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 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 follow the 2016 Vic-Maui for 
Challenge • Adventure • Teamwork.   

 

 

Vic-Maui on Facebook and Twitter

 

 

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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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