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Kinetic V Wins Vic-Maui 2016

by Race Committee, July 25th, 2016

Kinetic V Wins Vic-Maui 2016, Valkyrie wins Line Honours and 2nd Overall, Longboard takes 3rd Overall

With most of the competitors now finished, it is clear that Kinetic V, a TP-52 owned by David Sutcliffe and sailing for co-host Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, will be the Overall Winner of Vic-Maui 2016. David a 6 time Vic-Maui veteran previously won the Overall prize in Vic-Maui in 2010 in Kinetic II. Kinetic V completed the course in 8d 14h 16 m and corrected out 2h 30m ahead of Valkyrie at 8d 3h 57m.

 In addition to smashing the Elapsed Time record in an unbelievable time of 8d 9h 17m, Jason Rhodes’ TP-52, also from Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and skippered by Gavin Brackett, came Second Overall and Second in Division 1 with a corrected time of 8d 6h 27m

2012 Overall Champion and Elapsed winner Longboard, the Riptide 35 sailed by Peter Salusbury of West Vancovuer Yacht Club was 3rd Overall and 3rd in Division 1 with a corrected time of 8d 8h 35m. 

First in Division 2 was String Theory, John Mortimer's Beneteau First 47.7 sailing for Vancouver Rowing Club and the 2nd Overall in 2014. String Theory’s corrected time was 8d 19h 45m.

Second in Division 2 was Equus, Dean Conti’s brand new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 509 from Three Tree Yacht Club in Des Moines, WA with a corrected time of 9d 6h 7m. 

Third in Division 3 was Kraken, a Beneteau First 40.7 from West Vancouver Yacht Club sailed by Mark and Annette Malacek with a corrected time of 9d 9h 49m.

Division 3 will not be settled until Canard finishes later tonight still with a chance for 2nd. But winning Division 3 is the Cascade 36, Rain Drop, a 2008 Pacific Cup winner owned by Joby Easton of Rose City Yacht Club. The corrected time for Rain Drop was 8d 19m 12h.

While not yet finished, Chris Read’s Amiskwi a Sabre 386 from Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club will win the first Vic-Maui has had a Double-Handed division with the retirement of Mountain.

A battle with drama remaining is in Cruising Division with both Turnagain and Forty still out on the ocean. Remember that Turnagain joined Forty in the Class after a rudder equipment failure and need to use the auto-helm. Their race was re-started on July 18th, 1006 miles from the Finish with a wager of fish and fruity drinks.


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


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