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 Aloha and Welcome to the 
Vic-Maui International Yacht Race

Co-hosted by the
Royal Vancouver Yacht ClubLahaina Yacht Club

 Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the Lahaina Yacht Club  



Victoria Start Venue: Opens July 1, 2022 ● Start Dates:  July 4 & 6, 2022

Maui Finish Venue: Opens July 15, 2022 ● Finish Time Limit July 22, 2022 ● Awards Banquet July 23, 2022




Outbreak at the start line in Victoria, BC, Canada on July 4, 2022

Outbreak has landed at Lahaina

by Charlotte Gann, July 22nd, 2022

Outbreak finished at 18:20 HST on July 22; Patrick Fenton’s Nauticat 39, racing for Cascadia Yacht Club, is in the Lahaina Class of Vic-Maui where the rules allow such things as using their engine to advance their position, though this must be recorded in the ship’s log and an adjustment to their corrected time will be made by the Vic-Maui Race Committee upon finishing the race. The Outbreak crew have raced together for a number of years. Read

Xiomara's boat lei with Planet Express & Red Sheilla arriving off Lahaina

July 22 Roll Call & Spectac Finish for ‘Round the Cans’ in the Pacific Ocean

by Charlotte Gann & Race Committee, July 22nd, 2022

This offshore race is NOT ‘round the cans’ racing. But try to tell that to Xiomara, Red Sheilla, and Planet Express. After having started on July 4 at 10 AM PDT (7 AM HST), the 3 in the fleet of 9 who began together, chose varying interpretations of the rhumb line, mostly running well down the coast to the south of California before making their way around a very variable set of conditions where the centre of the Pacific High kept trying to sit on top of them and the fleet. All three negotiated their way through remarkably light conditions, making their way back toward the rhumb line through the last week. Spitballing on board gave these 3 boats similar insights about the course to take. Read

Amun-Ra at the Lahaina Small Boat Harbor

Amun-Ra Finished After Dark on July 21

by Charlotte Gann, July 22nd, 2022

Amun-Ra finished at 20:54:00 HST on July 21, and sailed into Lahaina after dark. Ben Homsy’s Beneteau Oceanis 45, sailing for Cascadia Yacht Club, is the first arrival of a Lahaina Class Vic-Maui boat. This class allows for such things as organizing for a fee-for-service routing service and using their engine for propulsion (but recording such in the ship’s log), where an adjustment to their corrected time will be applied. Read

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

July 21 Roll Call & She’s a Nail-Biter

by Charlotte Gann & Race Committee, July 21st, 2022

There’s that nervous energy in the air as you close in on the Finish Line. Is it really just about over? We’re just getting the hang of it. That feeling in the dying days of summer when you realize it won’t go on forever – that’s what the fleet is feeling right now. Savouring every last ounce of wind pressure, telling the last of the unlikely tall tales you’ve been sharing with each other. Just one more Happy Hour with the entire crew before everyone scatters like mice in a wheat bin (that’s for Xiomara). Read

Phoenix gets a lei too.

July 20 Roll Call & Oscar Brand says Drinks All Around

by Charlotte Gann & Race Committee, July 20th, 2022

Gord Wylie’s XP 44, Phoenix, came alongside the docks at Lahaina a tad after 4 AM today and by 10 AM he and the crew and loved ones were together at the Lahaina Yacht Club, enjoying a meal and stories together. Meanwhile, Jan Nolan of Lahaina Yacht Club worked with the US Customs and Border Patrol to get the crew and boat cleared into the USA. All was smooth as silk. As well, Rochelle Mendoza distributed to crew their tickets for the Saturday Awards Banquet, which is proving to be super popular – tickets are now hard to acquire. Patti Link has been working with the local media, successfully getting the race profiled – we are all mindful this is the first time the Vic-Maui International Yacht Race has been run since 2018 and there’s an air of excitement at so many skilful yacht racers being in town. Read

Phoenix celebrates their Lahaina landfall.

Phoenix Arrived in the wee hours - First Canadian Boat to Finish

by Charlotte Gann & Race Committee, July 20th, 2022

At 03:17:34 HST on July 20, 2022 the race yacht Phoenix crossed the finish line near Kaanapali and became the First Canadian boat to finish. A short while later, the boat was piloted to the Lahaina Small Boat Harbor and came alongside to the wild cheers at about 4 AM of family, friends and the team of Greeters from Sea Maui. Champagne corks popped aboard Phoenix and many hugs and kisses were shared. Read

Lahaina Sunset last night.

July 19 Roll Call & Next Boat Coming in HOT

by Charlotte Gann & Race Committee, July 19th, 2022

The Ouija board is out, fingers are touching. When asked, the Ouija board said Phoenix will be the next boat to finish; they’re about 100 nm at 3 PM HST and pushing hard and solid at 9 kts. Timing for finish – the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Dudes are keeping cool with their straw hats on. Gonna be some party tomorrow. All boats’ time allowances on YB Tracking have been updated based on the revised Peligroso time allowance. Read

Standing by for keelhauling

July 18 Roll Call & The Adventures of Sailing and Waiting

by Charlotte Gann & Race Committee, July 18th, 2022

Last night, a review of Peligroso’s time allowance was compared to the Notice to Competitors No. 5 time allowances and a discrepancy was revealed. Before the race began, the calculations were redone and a revision was published on June 28 but for some reason the Peligroso calculation didn’t make it to the summary revision page nor the YB tracker data. The time allowance will be revised to show Peligroso at 343 sec/mi to match the June 28 details page. Read

Peligroso crossing the finish line on July 16 - Dick Bell photo

July 17 Roll Call & Different Fish On The Line

by Charlotte Gann & Race Committee, July 17th, 2022

Almost all boats are in the trade winds now. You’ll see most of the fleet has done a big right turn as they have consistent winds on their hind quarter, so now making for the lay line. The key question all keep asking is ‘when will we see the next finisher’? Read

Red Sheilla check in with a selfie - yes, that's the unmistakable smile of Jim Innes.

July 16 Roll Call & Line Honors Go To...

by Charlotte Gann & Race Committee, July 16th, 2022

This morning at 06:06:19, Peligroso crossed the finish line and the YB Tracker geofence captured the moment. Two boats from the Lahaina Yacht Club, piloted by Lahaina YC Vic-Maui Chair Lars Bertelsen and Sailing Director Ian Ponting, were on hand to safely guide Peligroso to a mooring at Lahaina and bring the happy and hungry crew ashore where they proceeded to the Lahaina Yacht Club to celebrate with wonderful puupuus and beverages. Read

Peligroso finish time 2022

Peligroso is the 1st to Finish the 2022 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race

by Charlotte Gann & Race Committee, July 16th, 2022

YB Tracker has the data; Peligroso finished at 06:06:19 HST today. Elapsed time is 9 days 21 hours 6 minutes and 19 seconds. Great result and Line Honours for Peligroso given the extremely challenging conditions this year! Read

Lurline at the July 6 race start.

July 15 Roll Call & The Worst Kept Secret...

by Charlotte Gann & Race Committee, July 15th, 2022

Due to time constraints, Lurline has retired from the race and turned on her motor to get out of the limited winds/pressure of the Pacific High. Lurline sincerely regrets having to withdraw from the 2022 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race. Crew and skipper are all very disappointed, and thank the Vic-Maui race management, and wish all competitors the very best and god speed. Lurline is thankful for the wonderful welcome in beautiful Victoria and for the friendships formed. Boat and crew will head for Lahaina to celebrate with the rest of the fleet. Read

Night Sailing on Peligroso under the Buck Moon of July 13

July 14 Roll Call & Time Limit Extended

by Charlotte Gann & Race Committee, July 14th, 2022

Well, there’s good news and bad news – except the bad news is good news... There’s an amendment to 6.3 of the Sailing Instructions – the time limit is now extended to 1000 HST on Tuesday, July 26. Read

YB Tracking Races; 2022 Pac Cup & Vic-Maui

YB Tracking has created a combined 2022 Pac Cup - Vic Maui tracker page

by Charlotte Gann, July 14th, 2022

How fantastic is this!? YB Tracking received so many requests that theyve done it - there's a new merged track for the Pac Cup and Vic-Maui together. Here's the link: http://yb.tl/Pac-Vic22 Read

Peligroso wishes the fleet a Good Morning/Aloha.

July 13 Roll Call & Today's Photo Winner

by Charlotte Gann & Race Committee, July 13th, 2022

The YB Tracker now shows results in HST. Most boats are sailing more slowly today, the result of the Pacific High having moved eastward near them. Many boats are running south to get away from near-zero winds at the high’s centre. Peligroso has blasted pretty much beyond the reach of the lobe and continues to plough ahead. Read

What Xiomara saw

Shenanigans in the Fleet on July 12

by Charlotte Gann & Race Committee, July 13th, 2022

The day of the Super Moon is soon upun us and we hope tonight will be a clear night on the ocean for our mariners to steer by – this will be the largest Super Moon this year. It was very bright last night, even more so tonight. A quick catch-up for July 12 from the fleet. Lurline had a close encounter with a freighter, spoke on VHF 16 but seemed to have some communication (language?) issues. Read

Red Sheilla passing Planet Express July 10

Roll Call July 12

by Charlotte Gann, July 12th, 2022

A quick update with the July 12 Roll Call - scribe is in transit to Lahaina if the planes ever get off the ground... Read

YB Tracker 10 AM PDT July 12, 2022

Vic-Maui & Time Zones 101

by Charlotte Gann & Race Committee, July 12th, 2022

Boats are all rumbling toward Maui in reasonable breeze. Peligroso has crossed the 1/2 way point and has less than 1140 miles to go as of 10 AM PDT = 7 AM HST. Get ready to see the time zone change on the YB Race Tracker for Vic-Maui early Wednesday morning, July 13. Read

OxoMoxo freeing the turtle of fishing net in 2018 about 900 nm from Hawaii.

July 11 Roll Call & The OxoMoxo Trophy

by Charlotte Gann & Race Committee, July 11th, 2022

We’re coming into a full moon soon – the Buck Moon, so named because this is about the time a buck’s antlers emerge. Today had great winds of up to 30 knots. Peligroso saw a moonbow last night – a refraction of suspended ice crystals or water droplets like a rainbow. All are experiencing wonderful spinnaker sailing and surfing, the winds promised in the brochure. Read

At sunset last evening, Red Sheilla passed Planet Express

July 10 Roll Call & Fish-eating Grins

by Charlotte Gann & Race Committee, July 10th, 2022

Winds are steady now, seas are warming up and the sound of 'Fish On' is being heard throughout the fleet. The boat speeds are perfect for teasing the blue fin tuna to come check out the lures. The fleet will NOT go hungry. Planet Express is going tuna speed (see photo below) and Flow caught their first tuna - a 20-pounder! With these fine winds, Millennium Seagull is running through squalls in steady winds - a sure sign of the trades. Amun-Ra had a run with a pod of dolphins - the dolphins won the sprint. Read

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