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Another Vic-Maui Race is in the Record Books!

by Event Committee, July 28th, 2014

Another Vic-Maui Race is in the Record Books! 



Instant Replay - Race Tracker


The Vic-Maui race tracker is online.  You can reply the entire race, with all boats or selected boats, from the comfort of your armchair!  It is Monday morning, after all. 

Click here for the home page and race tracker ...



2014 Vic-Maui Stories

The 2014 Vic-Maui was actively reported - over forty stories - through the Vic-Maui Website, Pacific Yachting and social media including Facebook.  Here are easy links to some of the recent stories.



Awards Banquet - Polishing the Silverware

The Vic-Maui 2014 Awards Banquet was held on the front lawn of the Sheraton Maui at Kaanapali in the shadow of Black Rock. Well over 350 guests attended a night of stories, trophies and a last chance to trade sea stories. 

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Final Results

"Longboard", Peter Salusbury's Riptide 35 sailing for West Vancouver Yacht Club, wins First Overall, First in Division 1, and First Boat across the Finish Line. John Mortimer's Beneteau First 477 "String Theory" from Vancouver Rowing Club places Second Overall and First in Division 2. John Kerrigan's Ker 46 "New Haven" from Port Madison Yacht Club is Third Overall and Travis McGregor's Beneteau Oceanis 50 "Turnagain" from Royal Vancouver Yacht Club wins Division 3.  

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The Whole Story


Vic Maui 2014 is in the books. It is easy to report the final standings and who won which trophy. What is not easy to report are the feelings and memories that all boats will take away from this year’s race.  And this race had everything. Fifteen boats sailed off ...   

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Featured Sponsors



Vic-Maui is co-hosted by the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the Lahaina Yacht Club.  The two clubs provide a wide range of volunteers, resources and logistical support.  The race would simply not be possible without their long term support and close cooperation. 

A huge thank you to the clubs and volunteers! 

Visit www.royalvan.com and www.lyc.us.

See more Vic-Maui Sponsors at the end of this newsletter. 



Vic-Maui Official Merchandise

Online sales of Vic-Maui Official Merchandise were launched in April.  Orders are shipping!  Select your Vic-Maui team gear from a wide range of products including T-shirts and polo shirts, hats and burgees, fleeces and jackets, waterproof gear bags.  Team gear can be customized with the boat's name. We also have in-person shopping for select items at the LYC Ship's Store on Front Street in Lahaina. 

Click Here for Vic-Maui Official Merchandise




Vic-Maui Archives

You can research results and stories from Vic-Maui's dating all the way back to 1965. 

Click Here for the Vic-Maui Archives


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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. Click here to unsubscribe.


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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 • Signature Yachts




Mount Gay Rum • Hester Creek • Whistler Brewing

Tremewen Art • Kingwell Island Art • Serendipity Maui • West Maui Sail & Canvas • Trilogy Excursions

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



 Vic-Maui Qualifying Races


Southern Straits • Oregon Offshore • Swiftsure • Van Isle 360

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