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Preliminary Start Dates, NoR Amendment, Ratings & Measurement, Alumni Reunion Tickets, Preferred Accommodations, Archives, Qualifying Races, Featured Sponsor

by Vic-Maui International Yacht Race, March 2nd, 2014





Shackles & Cotterpins


The Vic-Maui Newsletter




Attention Sailors




Notice to Competitors - Preliminary Start Dates


Preliminary 2014 start dates have been set.  Pre-start festivities in Victoria will commence on Canada Day, July 1st.  The first group of boats will start on July 3rd, and the second group of boats will start on July 5th.  These dates are preliminary and are subject to change. 


Full details are online at Notice to Competitors 1 and at Race Documents




Amendment to the Notice of Race - Stability, Rating, Communications


An amendment to the Notice of Race has been published.  Changes affect stability, rating and communications requirements. 


Full details are online at NoR Amendment 1 and at Race Documents




Ratings and Measurement


An extensive information update covering frequently asked questions on Ratings and Measurement has been published at http://www.vicmaui.org/ratings-measurement.  This information includes how to obtain an ORR rating, what's involved in ORR measurement, the 2014 timeline, and a history of ratings systems used by Vic-Maui from 1965 to 2014. 




Alumni Reunion - Tickets now on Sale!


Who & What: 


Everyone associated with Vic-Maui from 1965 to 2014


All Years • All Boats • All Sailors


Mai Tai's • Pupu's • Prizes


When & Where: 


Thursday April 10, 7:00 pm, Royal Vancouver Yacht Club 




 "Vic-Maui - The Adventure of a Lifetime • A Lifetime of Adventure"


Door Prizes:


Five Nights in a Condo at the Outrigger Napili Shores on Maui • And More!


For More Information and Online Ticket Purchase:


Please visit www.vicmaui.org/alumni 




Accommodations for Victoria-BC and Lahaina-Maui


July is a busy time of year in Victoria and on Maui.  Flights and accommodations are starting to book up, so if you haven't already made your travel arrangements, now is the time!  See our Victoria-BC information page and Lahaina-Maui information page for preferred accommodations and other Start Venue and Finish Venue information. 




Vic-Maui Archives - another update - race results and trophies awarded 1965-2012:


Further updates to the archives have been published, including race results and trophies awarded from 1965 through 2012.  Multi-year summaries are posted at http://www.vicmaui.org/past-winners-results, and results for individual races are posted at http://www.vicmaui.org/archives-by-year.  There is an extensive collection of material, dating as far back as 1965, including archival photographs of more than one hundred Vic-Maui boats at http://www.vicmaui.org/archives.  We welcome submissions to the archives - please contact archives@vicmaui.org if you have material to donate. 




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: 





Featured Sponsor - CSR Marine


Puget Sound's Favorite Boatyards.  Two locations in the Seattle area.  Collision damage, fiberglass repair, gelcoat and paint services. In-house mechanical and rigging, bottom paint. Haulouts to 80 feet.


At CSR Marine, we're acutely aware of the unique relationship between boat owners and boatyard. After all, you have to trust us to take precious care of a major investment, and in many cases, it's much, much more than that. CSR has a hard-earned reputation for quality, timely repairs, competitive pricing and integrity.




Website: http://csrmarine.com/


See more Vic-Maui sponsors at the bottom of this page. 




Vic-Maui is on Facebook!


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




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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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Vic-Maui Sponsors






Royal Vancouver Yacht ClubLahaina Yacht Club






Greater Victoria Harbour Authority • Navis Marine InsurancePacific Yachting Westerly Yachts






Azaris StudiosCSR MarineFirst Yacht ServicesNorth Sails Vancouver • Signature Yachts






Tremewen Art


Victoria Preferred Accommodations


Harbour Towers Hotel • Hotel Grand Pacific • Sandman • Strathcona Hotel


Maui Preferred Accommodations


Aston Kaanapali Shores • Outrigger Hotels and Resorts • Pioneer Inn • Sheraton Maui


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