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Vic-Maui International Yacht Race

Co-hosted by the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the Lahaina Yacht Club Lahaina Yacht Club


2020 Vic-Maui cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic - see news article below 

Preliminary dates for the 2020 Vic-Maui:  
Entries:  Super-early - March 31, 2019  ●  Early - October 31, 2019  ●  Final - February 28, 2020
Victoria Start Venue:  Opens July 7, 2020  ●  Start date range July 10-17, 2020
Maui Finish Venue:  Opens July 24, 2020 ●  Finish Time Limit July 31, 2020 ●  Awards Banquet August 1, 2020

 Vic-Maui News:

From the Blog of Family Affair

by Paul Michael, July 11th, 2014

The expected difficult decisions facing skippers have been borne out overnight. Boats closer to the developing High are slowing, while those more to the east continue to move. JAM and Longboard are pointing toward South America, but trying get around the bottom. In this blog, Paul Michael describes the decision making (and makes observations on sea creatures). Read

Daily Report - July 10 - Return of the High

by Race Committee, July 10th, 2014

As predicted, the fleet has sailed out of the strong northerly wind pattern as the Pacific High expands towards them. Wind speeds have dropped to the low teens and boat speeds have started to ease. Right now the decision get tough. Read

From the Blog of Longboard

by Peter Salusbury, July 10th, 2014

Longboard has stretched a good lead on the fleet in wind conditions for which she is perfectly suited. Check out excerpt from Longoard's blog. And check out the picture of Peter Salusbury helming in the 1982 Vic Maui. Read

Daily Report - July 9. Longboard Puts in Miles, Brad Baker Speaks

by Race Committee, July 9th, 2014

At this evening’s roll call, Peter Salusbury’s Longboard has made most of the conditions and stretched out a lead of over 30 miles. But Longboard continues to take a southerly course while others are edging toward Hawaii, with challenging decisions ahead. Brad Baker, a many-time winning Vic-Maui navigator and owner of Swiftsure Yachts, has produced a great commentary for Northwest Yachting magazine on the race so far and how these decisions will be made. Read

Anduril's Race to Maui is Over

by Race Committee, July 9th, 2014

Anduril has sufferred a major steering failure and has had to abandon the race. There are no headed for San Francisco under emergency steering. Everybody is well, but disappointed. Read

2014 Vic-Maui Race Program

by Event Committee, July 9th, 2014

The 2014 Race Program is available now online. Read

Covering Miles and Busting Gear

by Race Committee, July 8th, 2014

The last 24 hours of running in winds over 20 kts with spinnakers up has taken its toll on the fleet. At the evening roll call, boats reported several broaches, parted halyards, more than a couple of spinnakers blown up, and both Kinetic and Losloper suffered broken steering cables. Read

July 8 Daily Report - The Wind Blows- For Now!

by Race Committee, July 8th, 2014

The fleet is currently heading south along the California coast, about 300 miles west of Cape Mendocino. Longboard has leapt up to the front of the fleet in strong winds over the past 24 hours. But that is where the wind is, not where will the wind be - the story for the next few days will be how long wind will blow along the coast and where will it re-appear. Read

July 7 Daily Report- Gale Warning!

by Race Committee, July 7th, 2014

From calms to gales in one easy step. The National Weather Service has issued a gale warning for California Offshore waters Monday and into Tuesday. It could not have come at a better time. Read

From the Blog of Family Affair

by Paul Michael, July 7th, 2014

Yesterday, we lost our wind around 0800 and didn't make much ground with a light southeast wind. There were 2 to 4 foot wind waves from the south to contend with upon the swells and most of the crew had their first taste of sea sickness. Read

July 6 Daily Report - Finally Some Wind

by Race Committee, July 6th, 2014

After a frustrating start, as the boats report in for July 6 they are all moving faster and reporting happy crews. And they are catching tuna. Read

July 5 Daily Report - All Boats Pointed to Maui

by Race Committee, July 5th, 2014

The 9 boats of the second fleet all got away this morning in light and murky conditions. But the excitement of finally getting underway and a very colourful spinnaker start took away the gloom. All 15 boats are now pointed towards the sunshine and tropical breezes of Maui. Read

Quickly Away, Then OOMPH!

by Race Committee, July 4th, 2014

The six boats that started on July 3rd quickly worked their way out of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, turning the corner at Cape Flattery in daylight - a great run. But a wall of calm has beset them - and we are not talking yoga. With wind of 3 to 6 kts from various directions, nobody is getting closer to Maui very quickly Read

July 4 Daily Report - And They're Off

by Event Committee, July 4th, 2014

Six boats started on July 3rd, beating into a 18 knot Westerly and showing the spectator boat fleet the way to Race Passage. Read

First Start of the 2014 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race - Busy Day in Victoria!

by Event Committee, July 3rd, 2014

First Start of the 2014 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race - Busy Day in Victoria! Read

Eight Days to the First Start, Lahaina Greetings, US Customs, Awards Banquet, Pre-Start Events, Race Tracker, Waiting Wahine Luncheon, Official Merchandise

by Event Committee, June 25th, 2014

Eight Days to the First Start on Thursday July 3, Lahaina Greetings information, US Customs information, Awards Banquet - venue change and capacity increase, Pre-Start Events, Spectator Boat Moorage, Yellowbrick Race Tracker, Waiting Wahine Luncheon, Official Merchandise Read

Sailing Instructions, Communications Information, Pre-Start Events in Victoria, ...

by Event Committee, June 17th, 2014

Sailing Instructions and Communications Information published; Pre-Start Events in Victoria; Awards Banquet Waitlist; Waiting Wahine Luncheon RSVP's; Vic-Maui Official Merchandise; Featured Sponsor Mount Gay Rum Read

Race Documents, Awards Banquet, Waiting Wahine Luncheon, Official Merchandise, Alumni Reunion, Qualifying Races, Featured Sponsor

by Event Committee, May 30th, 2014

Race Documents Published, Awards Banquet Tickets, Waiting Wahine Luncheon RSVP's, Official Merchandise Sales, Alumni Reunion Report, Qualifying Races - Southern Straits, Oregon Offshore, Swiftsure, Featured Sponsor - Kingwell Island Art Read

Awards Banquet, Signature Yachts, Official Merchandise, Waiting Wahine Luncheon

by Event Committee, April 25th, 2014

Awards Banquet at the Old Lahaina Prison - early bird tickets on sale now; Featured Sponsor - Signature Yachts, Seattle; Official Merchandise now online and on sale at the LYC Ship's Store; complimentary Waiting Wahine Luncheon (Lahaina) - RSVP Read

Alumni Reunion; Preferred Accommodations; Qualifying Races; Course Updates; Archives; Facebook

by Event Committee, April 5th, 2014

Vic-Maui Alumni Reunion Update - Last Chance for Tickets and Prizes; Featured Sponsor - Westerly Yacht; Preferred Accommodations - Victoria and Lahaina-Maui; Vic-Maui Qualifying Races - registration open for Southern Straits, Oregon Offshore, Swiftsure; Course Updates - Safety at Sea, Marine Offshore First Aid; Vic-Maui Archives; Vic-Maui on Facebook; Sponsors Read

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