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Offshore Course Schedule & Advance Registration; Qualifying Race Schedule; Entries & Deadlines

by Vic-Maui, December 4th, 2017








Offshore Course Schedule & Advance Registration


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Advance registration is open to race and delivery crew members of boats that have entered the 2018 Vic-Maui.  Ask your Vic-Maui skipper for the advance registration links.  


Vic-Maui Qualifying Races - schedule for planning purposes

There is a busy season ahead of qualifying races for teams preparing for the 2018 & 2020 Vic-Maui's.  

Southern Straits - March 30 - April 1, 2018

Oregon Offshore - May 10 - 13, 2018

Swiftsure - May 24 - 28, 2018

Van Isle 360 - June 1 - 14, 2019


Vic-Maui Entries & Advance Registration

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

The early entry deadline was September 15, 2017.  

The final entry deadline is February 5, 2018. 

Click here to see the Vic-Maui fleets for 2018 and 2016

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


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

Offshore Personal Survival Courses (Sail Canada - World Sailing Approved) are being offered in the Vancouver, BC area on February 24-25 and April 28-29, 2018.  For information and online registration, please visit http://www.vicmaui.org/opsc-safety-at-sea.  Advance registration is open to race and delivery crew members of boats that have entered the 2018 Vic-Maui.  Ask your Vic-Maui skipper for the advance registration links.  

A 2 day Safety at Sea seminar (US Sailing) is being offered in the Seattle, WA area on March 24-25, 2018.  For information and online registration, please visit http://www.thesailingfoundation.org/what-we-do/2018-safety-at-sea-seminar/


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


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 opened June 15, 2017.  
  • The early entry deadline was 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



Navis Marine Insurance • Pacific Yachting  Martin Marine  



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




Mount Gay Rum • Hester Creek • Whistler Brewing • Mustang Survival

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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