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Vic-Maui International Yacht Race

Co-hosted by the
Royal Vancouver Yacht ClubLahaina Yacht Club

 Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the Lahaina Yacht Club  

 

THE 2022 VIC-MAUI RACE IS NOW FINISHED!

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

 


 

VIC-MAUI 2022 DAILY REPORTS

Tried to get the drone to capture Red Sheilla but succeeded in getting ourselves instead - Planet Express

July 9 Roll Call & Wind Gods Deliver

by Charlotte Gann & Race Committee, July 9th, 2022

Wind! We have wind. And it’s behind us so we’re flying spinnakers. Last night there was champagne sailing with moon, wind, and stars. Didn’t last through the night but it’s a start. Lurline’s crew have decided it’s warm enough to put away their long winter underwear and begin to sport shorts. Read

Flow's Marti at the helm during a glorious sunset

July 8 Roll Call & Awaiting the Wind Gods

by Charlotte Gann & Race Committee, July 8th, 2022

The winds are out there – just beyond reach of most of the boats. Peligroso is seeing wind speeds at noon HST of 12 knots, are sailing at 11.2, and report the sea is .5 degree warmer with commensurate air temp increase. Lurline is under spinnaker. Phoenix is sailing along at 6.6 knots and wanting more wind. A common refrain throughout the fleet. Outbreak and Amun-Ra appear to have enough fuel to get them to Hawaii... Read

The dark spot is a breaching whale seen by Peligroso. Seas are glassy calm.

July 7 Roll Call and Whales, and Dolphins, and Sharks - Oh My!

by Charlotte Gann & Race Committee, July 7th, 2022

Heard from the boats that winds are still variable (see TWS today) and from many directions (TWD). The barometer is stubbornly steady. All crew are in fine spirits, Amun-Ra caught their first tuna and enjoyed an early lunch. Fog is now in the rearview, it’s all sun and seas are calm. Some contemplated going for a swim but sharks have been spotted so no swimming today. Read

10 AM July 7

Media Links for 2022 Race Teams and Vic-Maui

by Charlotte Gann, July 7th, 2022

Want to follow the race teams that are posting updates to individual social media and website accounts, plus the Vic-Maui media links? This is your key to all of these in one place. Read

View from Shore

by Race Committee, July 6th, 2022

The second start of Vic-Maui 2022 got underway today in very light conditions. But enough wind came up to allow Doug Baker’s Peligroso to lead Gord Wylie’s Phoenix and Gib Black’s Lurline through Race Passage and progress toward the open Pacific before the flood tide started. Read

Race Committee is strenuous work!

July 6 Roll Call and Lurline, Peligroso, Phoenix Started

by Charlotte Gann & Race Committee, July 6th, 2022

Today’s race start was a near-drifter. Glassy waters, hints of wind that didn’t materialize in time for the start. In sailboat racing you get what you get. The 3 boats today are the fast Division 1 yachts and their higher sail coverage grabs wind that doesn’t reach the sea surface so they kept some momentum. Race Committee's Rich and Chris didn’t have any over-early boats to call. Read

Red Sheilla under sail off the Washington Coast

July 5 Roll Call and Final Skipper's Meeting

by Race Committee & Charlotte Gann, July 5th, 2022

The final Skipper's Meeting was held this afternoon aboard David Sutcliffe's Kinetic. The skippers and navigators of Lurline and Phoenix were present. Read

David Sutcliffe Photo

View from Shore

by Race Committee, July 5th, 2022

All is not as it seems. As RC looks out at the fleet battling very light winds at the west end of Juan de Fuca Strait, a little explanation of the situation is probably required. Read

David Sutcliffe captured the start

Race Day! And Send-Off Social #2

by Charlotte Gann, July 4th, 2022

This morning dawned droopy and foggy with little wind but nothing dampened the excitement at Victoria's Causeway Marina where the 9 boats in the first fleet were putting in last minute supplies, topping up water and, most importantly, kissing goodbye to loved ones. Read

Gail and her Mai Tai team; L-R Brenda, Jeff, Gail, Kate

Vic-Maui Send-Off Social

by Charlotte Gann, July 3rd, 2022

On July 2nd, the Vic-Maui fleet came together at the first Send-off Social at the Causeway Marina of Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Skippers, crew, race organizers, and supporters all enjoyed the Hawaiian snacks plus well-crafted Mai Tais by Gail Innes and her team Read

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