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Vic-Maui teams - mark your calendars!

by Vic-Maui International Yacht Race, August 24th, 2013


Shackles & Cotterpins

The Vic-Maui Newsletter



August 24, 2013

Attention Sailors:


Vic-Maui teams - mark your calendars!

Preparations are well underway for Vic-Maui 2014. Teams preparing for Vic-Maui will want to plan for these dates:


September 30, 2013         Early Entry Deadline

October 4-5, 2013            BC Sailing Safety at Sea class

November 2, 2013            Vic-Maui Preparation Seminar

November 3-4, 2013         Vic-Maui Offshore Weather class

November 15-16, 2013     BC Sailing Safety at Sea class

February 1-2, 2014           Marine First Aid class

February 3, 2014              Race Entry Deadline

February 22-23, 2014       Sailing Foundation Safety at Sea seminar


Registration information for each of these events will be published as it becomes available. Teams that meet the Early Entry Deadline will receive preferred registration access to some Vic-Maui events.


Celestial Navigation:  although not a requirement for Vic-Maui, sailors interested in celestial navigation are advised that Vancouver Maritime Courses is offering a celestial navigation course commencing on November 5, 2013.  See Vancouver Maritime Courses for more information. 


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The Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race, first contested in 1968, is the pinnacle of Pacific Northwest ocean racing. The race is hosted by the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the Lahaina Yacht Club

Vic-Maui runs every second July, starting off Victoria, British Columbia and finishing 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!

Shackles & Cotterpins welcomes your feedback, comments and suggestions. You can contact us at shackles.editor@vicmaui.org. You can find Vic-Maui contacts on our website at www.vicmaui.org. We look forward to hearing from you.

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