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The First Five Early Entries are in for the 2018 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race

by Vic-Maui, August 20th, 2017









The First Five Early Entries are in for the 2018 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race

Three US boats, including one from California, and two Canadian boats.  Three in the racing class, full crewed, and two in the cruising class.  

  • Geminis Dream, skipper Shannon Rae, 44' Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 439, Vancouver BC, Cruising Class

  • Firefly, skipper Bob Strong, 45' Morris Ocean Series 45, Seattle WA, Racing Class Fully Crewed

  • Anjo, skipper Clayton Craigie, 40' Beneteau First 40, Pt Richmond CA, Cruising Class

  • Turnagain, skipper Travis McGregor, 49' Beneteau Oceanis 50, Vancouver BC, Racing Class Fully Crewed

  • Joy Ride, skipper John Murkowski, 40' J Boats J122E, Seattle WA, Racing Class Fully Crewed


Early Entries & Online Registration

Boats that enter early receive a reduction to their entry fee, and are offered early registration opportunities to some pre-race events such as Offshore Personal Safety (Safety at Sea) classes, Vic-Maui preparation seminars, offshore weather courses and marine first-aid courses.  

The early entry deadline is September 15, 2017.  

The final entry deadline is February 5, 2018. 

Click here to enter the 2018 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race


Offshore Personal Survival Course (aka Safety at Sea, Sea Survival)


Classes are being offered in the Vancouver, BC area during the Fall of 2017.  For an updated schedule and information on the course, please visit http://www.bcsailing.bc.ca/safetyatsea.php



2018 Vic-Maui Notice of Race


The 2018 Vic-Maui Notice of Race and NoR Amendment 1 have been published.  

Click here to download the complete 2018 Vic-Maui Notice of Race with Amendment 1

Click here to download NoR Amendment 1 only



Vic-Maui Qualifying Races

It's been 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



The 2018 Vic-Maui & Key Dates


  • Vic-Maui, first sailed in 1965, celebrated its Half Century in 2016.  
  • 2018 will mark the 53rd year and 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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We invite you to follow the 2018 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 • 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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