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Offshore Preparation Seminar - January 2022

Offshore Preparation Seminar planning in progress.


Offshore Preparation Seminar - January 2020

Agenda [PDF]
Intro and Race Overview [PDF]
Skipper Preparation [PDF]
Crew Selection [PDF]
Why Boats (Don't) Make the Finish Line [PDF]
Safety Framework [PDF]
Race Communications [PDF]
Handicapping [PDF]
Teachable Moments [PDF]
Logistics [PDF]
Provisioning [PDF]
The Finish [PDF]

Offshore First Aid - January 2018

Offshore Supplement to Standard First Aid [PDF]
Patient Assessment Form [PDF]
Crew Medical Information Form [PDF]
Selected Medical Topics [PDF]

Suggested Medications [PDF]

Suggested Medical Supplies [PDF]

Ocean Racing - Medical Conditions and Best Practices for Hygiene [PDF]
Food Safety on Ships [PDF]
Link to Ship's Captain Medical Guide [PDF]
Link to International Medical Guide for Ships [PDF]
Link to The Ship's Medicine Chest and Medical Aid at Sea [PDF] 


The Early Worry Items

by Technical Committee, February 23rd, 2021

OK, you’ve made the decision to sign on to the fun adventure of a sailing race to Hawaii – now when is the start? Read

Life Rafts

by Technical Committee, February 23rd, 2021

First - Get Ready for Your Last Resort. The absolutely last thing any Vic-Maui competitor wants to think about is abandoning the ship half way to Hawaii. Which is precisely why thinking about the life raft should happen early in the process. Read

Weather Considerations

by Vic-Maui Archives - Author Unknown, October 20th, 2009

Sailboat racing is like going to battle. A sound plan of attack is critical to success. To win the battle, the yacht racer needs a sound strategic and tactical plan to overcome the competition. Read

The Tactical Side of Vic-Maui

by Ron Olgilvy, May 23rd, 1998

This race, like most others, can be broken into many segments, each with several tactical options. This article describes some of the choices racers must make during the crossing to Maui. Read

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