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Introducing the 2020 Vic-Maui Fleet: Selkie

by Event Committee, May 7th, 2019



Third of the 2020 Vic-Maui super-early entries is Selkie

Gordon Wylie's Selkie is the 3rd super-early 2020 Vic-Maui entry. Gordon and crew have lots of offshore racing experience.  The boat is new to offshore and what better start than the 2019 Oregon Offshore International Yacht Race!  

“The Express 37 was designed by Carl Schumacher in the mid 1980s.  Selkie is Hull 11 and is a fine example of Carl's vision in action.  Carl designed the Express to be an off-the-wind rocket ship that was big enough and tough enough to stand up to the rigours of long-distance offshore racing yet also capable of being a comfortable family cruiser.  We regularly cruise Selkie throughout the PNW and this year will be racing in Straits and Oregon Offshore - as a family!”

 

 

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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

 

Co-Hosts

Royal Vancouver Yacht Club • Lahaina Yacht Club

 

Gold

Navis Marine Insurance • Pacific Yachting • Martin Marine  

 

Silver

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  

 

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 Vic-Maui Qualifying Races

 

Southern Straits • Oregon Offshore • Swiftsure • Van Isle 360

 

 

 

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