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Vic-Maui Qualifying Races, 2018 Vic-Maui Entries Open June 15

by Vic-Maui, May 25th, 2017










Vic-Maui Qualifying Races

It's a busy season of qualifying races for teams preparing for the 2018 Vic-Maui.  

Southern Straits - April 14-15

Oregon Offshore - May 11-14

Swiftsure - May 27-28

Van Isle 360 - June 10-24



2018 Vic-Maui Entries Open on June 15, 2017



2018 Vic-Maui Notice of Race


The 2018 Vic-Maui Notice of Race has been published.  

Click here to download the 2018 Vic-Maui Notice of Race 



The 2018 Vic-Maui & Key Dates


  • Vic-Maui, first sailed in 1965, celebrated its Half Century in 2016.  

  • 2018 will mark the 27th running of the Vic-Maui International Yacht Race.  
  • Entries open June 15, 2017.  
  • The early entry deadline is September 15, 2017.  
  • The final entry deadline is February 5, 2018.  
  • The fleet size limit is 25 boats.  
  • Start dates will be during June 29 - July 4, 2018.  
  • The awards banquet will be held July 21, 2018.  



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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 • First Yacht Services



CSR Marine • Eggbeater Creative  • North Sails • Signature Yachts
Harken • Survitec Group • Pioneer Inn •  Ralph's Radio • Pro-Tech Yacht Services




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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