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2022 Vic-Maui Preparations Are Underway, RVYC Vic-Maui Event Chair Appointed

by Event Committee, December 9th, 2020

2022 Vic-Maui Preparations Are Underway, RVYC Vic-Maui Event Chair Appointed

December 9, 2020


Sailors, of all adventurers, know that it is darkest just before the dawn.  We are currently deep in the clutches of a global pandemic, but the long term forecast is improving – including treatments and vaccines appearing on the horizon.  And so we are ramping up preparations for the next Vic-Maui in July 2022, conditions permitting. 


Preliminary dates:  
Start dates July 2-8, 2022  ●  Finish Time Limit July 22, 2022  ●  Awards Banquet July 23, 2022


James (Jim) Innes has been appointed as the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club’s Vic-Maui Event Chair, taking over from David Sutcliffe who served in the role for the past twelve years and who was recently appointed to a four year term as a Vic-Maui trustee.   


Jim, skipper of Red Sheilla, is an RVYC member, a veteran of several Vic-Maui’s, the son of Vic-Maui’s founder (the late Jim Innes, also an RVYC member), and has served as our Mentor Coordinator for several event cycles.  Jim has represented Vic-Maui at boat shows and promotional talks, as an ambassador with sailors on both sides of the border, and by facilitating the donation by Beneteau of a cup for the cruising class.  Jim is a lifelong sailor and a Maui travel enthusiast. 


You can reach Jim Innes by email at rvyc-chair@vicmaui.org

Additional Vic-Maui contacts are listed here:  https://www.vicmaui.org/contact





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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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