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by Vic-Maui International Yacht Race, October 10th, 2013



Shackles & Cotterpins

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Attention Sailors:

Vic-Maui Information Meeting - Anacortes

Chuck Skewes of Ullman Sails will present on "Grand Prix Offshore Racing", while Andy Schwenk of Northwest Rigging and Vic-Maui sailor Stephanie Schwenk will be there to discuss the Vic-Maui race.  The meeting is on October 16 starting at 7:00 pm, and will be held at the Ullman Sails loft at 700 - 28th Street, Anacortes, WA.  Everyone is welcome and attendance is free.  For more information, call Vince Townrow, Ullman Sails, at 206-234-3737.

Vic-Maui Information Meeting - Vancouver

Cooper Boating will be hosting a seminar on big adventures, themed "You Only Live Once", featuring the Vic-Maui race.  Colin Jackson, skipper of Vic-Maui 2014 entrant "Alegria", and other Vic-Maui veterans will be there to discuss the Vic-Maui race.  The meeting is on Friday November 1st, starting at 6:30 pm, and will be held at Cooper Boating, 1815 Mast Tower Road, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC.  Everyone is welcome and attendance is free.  For more information, call Cooper Boating at 604-683-6837. 

Offshore Personal Survival Course (Safety at Sea)

The October 4-5 class in Vancouver was fully booked and received very positive feedback from attendees. 

The upcoming November 15-16 class filled up very quickly, and another class has been added for November 17-18.  More information and online registration is available at http://www.vicmaui.org/bc-sailing-safety-at-sea

Preparation Seminar

The Vic-Maui Preparation Seminar is scheduled for November 2 in Vancouver.  This seminar should be of interest to sailors who are planning to do a Vic-Maui, whether in 2014 or in 2016.  Early registration discount ends on October 26 and space is limited.  More information and online registration is available at http://www.vicmaui.org/vic-maui-preparation-seminar

Offshore Weather

The Vic-Maui Offshore Weather course is scheduled for November 3-4 in Vancouver.  This course should be of interest to sailors who are planning to do a Vic-Maui or other ocean passage in the NE Pacific Ocean.  Early registration discount ends on October 26 and space is limited.  More information and online registration is available at http://www.vicmaui.org/vic-maui-offshore-weather.

 

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The Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race is hosted by the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the Lahaina Yacht Club.  First contested in 1968, Vic-Maui is the pinnacle of Pacific Northwest ocean racing. Vic-Maui runs every second year, starting in July 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!

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