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Vic-Maui Fleet update, Vic-Maui Archives update, Vic-Maui Qualifying Races update, Vic-Maui on Facebook

by Vic-Maui International Yacht Race, February 1st, 2014


Shackles & Cotterpins

The Vic-Maui Newsletter


Aloha Sailors:


The 2014 Vic-Maui Fleet continues to grow:

New Haven, a Ker 46 skippered by John Kerrigan, is that latest entrant to the 2014 Vic-Maui race.  New Haven's home port is Bainbridge Island, WA and she sails for the Port Madison Yacht Club.  In the past few years, New Haven has competed in Swiftsure, the Van Isle 360 and many other local races. 

The final entry deadline is February 3, 2014.  Check out New Haven and the rest of the 2014 Vic-Maui fleet at http://www.vicmaui.org/teams


Vic-Maui Archives - boat photos are now online:

Following quickly on last week's major update of archival documents and information from races dating back to 1968, we are pleased to announce that archival photographs of more than one hundred Vic-Maui boats, dating as far back as 1965, have now been posted to the Vic-Maui Archives at http://www.vicmaui.org/archives


Vic-Maui Qualifying Races - registration is now open:

Registration is now open for all three Vic-Maui Qualifying Races that are running in 2014:  Southern Straits, Oregon Offshore and Swiftsure. 

Vic-Maui Qualifying Races are: 


Vic-Maui is on Facebook!

 Please visit us and "like" us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vic-Maui-International-Yacht-Race/315028561904036



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

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Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race


The Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race is hosted by the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the Lahaina Yacht Club.  First contested in 1965 and sailed every second year since 1968, Vic-Maui is the pinnacle of Pacific Northwest ocean racing. Vic-Maui starts in July off Victoria, British Columbia and finishes 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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