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#1 Cirdan

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:57 PM

Vic-Maui 2014 Race Dates and Announcement

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The Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the Lahaina Yacht Club are pleased to announce the 2014 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race.

The key dates for the 2014 Vic-Maui race are:

  • Starts July 3-7, 2014
  • Finish time limit July 24, 2014 at 2330 HST
  • Awards banquet July 26, 2014
The 2014 Vic-Maui race, the twenty-fourth edition of this ocean racing classic, will start from Victoria, British Columbia. The race will finish near Lahaina, Maui, a great circle route distance of 2308 nautical miles.

Vic-Maui, first contested in 1968 and run every second year since, is the pinnacle of Pacific Northwest ocean racing. The Vic-Maui race challenges sailors to demonstrate their skills by beating out of the Juan De Fuca Strait, reaching around the Pacific High Pressure zone and running the trades to Hawaii.

The 2012 Vic-Maui race enjoyed excellent wind conditions, with "Double Take", skippered by Tom Huseby and sailing out of the Seattle Yacht Club, capturing line honors, the overall win, and the racing division class 1 win in an elapsed time of ten days and twelve hours. "Kinetic", skippered by David Sutcliffe and sailing out of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, took the racing division class 2 win, and "Radiance", skippered by Mark Ward and sailing out of the William H. Seward Yacht Club (Alaska) sailed to the inaugural cruising division title. Vic-Maui records, including the "Grand Illusion" elapsed time of nine days, two hours, eight minutes and twenty seven seconds, are waiting to be broken in 2014!

The Vic-Maui adventure begins during the long days of mid-summer and each day of the passage South towards the tropics brings warmer temperatures. 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 day or night each arriving boat is greeted with an outstanding Hawaiian welcoming party.

Family and friends see the racers off from Victoria and meet the racers in Lahaina to celebrate their arrival with hugs, leis and mai-tais. The whole fleet attends the awards banquet, another fantastic Hawaiian gathering. Many crew stay on to spend more time enjoying Maui with their families. Some boats continue on to the South Pacific while others return to their home ports.

Preparing a yacht and crew for a major ocean race is a significant undertaking. Vic-Maui fosters a spirit of cooperation among competitors, with past competitors acting as mentors to first time entrants. Many successful teams start their boat preparation and crew training a year or more in advance. They also establish an early relationship with a marine insurer who underwrites ocean racing.

Race after race, participants describe the Vic-Maui as their most memorable sailing experience and as the adventure of a lifetime. It is our sincere hope that you will be among the sailors who share in the challenge, adventure and teamwork of competing in this world-class event.

See vicmaui.org for more information.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:31 AM

Anyone need a crew?

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 10:52 PM

Ditto

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:35 PM

2014 Vic-Maui Notice of Race

 

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The Notice of Race has been published for the 2014 Vic-Maui race.

Some key points to note:

  • introduction of an early entry discount: up to September 30, 2013
  • race entry deadline: February 3, 2014
  • formal adoption of objective third party ratings: US Sailing's Offshore Racing Rule (ORR) with Vic-Maui weather matrix
  • communications technology updates, including a flexibility option for boats to use either an SSB radio or satellite phones
  • increase in crew Safety at Sea training requirement from 30% to 50% ISAF-approved
  • continuation of the cruising division that was introduced in 2012
  • availability of a double-handed class

The Vic-Maui course record is 9 days, 2 hours, 8 minutes and 27 seconds. This line honors elapsed time record has stood since being set in 2000 by Grand Illusion, a Santa Cruz 70 sailing for the Lahaina Yacht Club and skippered by James McDowell. Records are made to be broken!

 

Click here for the [2014 Vic-Maui Notice of Race] and for the [Preliminary Entry Form].



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 03:18 PM

Fall-Winter schedule - Vic-Maui competitor preparation events

Vic-Maui teams - mark your calendars!

Preparations are well underway for Vic-Maui 2014. Teams preparing for Vic-Maui will want to plan for these competitor preparation events and dates:

September 30, 2013
Early Entry Deadline

October 4-5, 2013
BC Sailing Safety at Sea class

November 2, 2013
Vic-Maui Preparation Seminar

November 3-4, 2013
Vic-Maui Offshore Weather class

November 15-16, 2013
BC Sailing Safety at Sea class

February 1-2, 2014
Marine First Aid class

February 3, 2014
Race Entry Deadline

February 22-23, 2014
Sailing Foundation Safety at Sea seminar

Registration information for each of these events will be published as it becomes available. Teams that meet the Early Entry Deadline will receive preferred registration access to some Vic-Maui events.

Celestial Navigation: although not a requirement for Vic-Maui, sailors interested in celestial navigation are advised that Vancouver Maritime Courses is offering a celestial navigation course commencing on November 5, 2013. See Vancouver Maritime Courses for more information.

Visit www.vicmaui.org for Challenge - Adventure - Teamwork!



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:17 PM

Online registration is now open!  And more ...

 

2014 race update:
  • Online Registration is now open! Early entry deadline is September 30, 2013.
  • BC Sailing Safety at Sea class registration is open.
  • NoR Appendix B Safety Checklist is now available.
  • Vic-Maui information meeting for PNW sailors scheduled for September 26.

Click here for full info ...

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 02:57 PM

The Vic-Maui Preparation Seminar (November 2) is now open for registration.     


 

Vic-Maui skippers, race crew, shore support crew and potential race entrants will learn valuable information, ideas, and techniques in preparation for the challenge, adventure and teamwork of the Vic-Maui race.
Click here for Preparation Seminar information and registration

      

The Vic-Maui Offshore Weather course (November 3-4) is now open for registration.
 

The main objective of this course is to explain Global and Offshore, as well as Coastal weather, for the NE Pacific Ocean. Perhaps most importantly, it explains how to interpret a weather map. The course also shows how to use mid level weather maps (500 hPa isoheights) to forecast the movements of the weather systems reported on a surface-analysis map.
Click here for Offshore Weather course information and registration

     

Vic-Maui online Crew Bank
 

The Vic-Maui online Crew Bank is now active, connecting boats and sailors.
Click here to register your interest in crewing on a Vic-Maui boat
Click here to find crew for your Vic-Maui boat


Visit www.vicmaui.org for more
Challenge - Adventure - Teamwork!


#8 Cirdan

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 01:26 AM

Attention Sailors:

 

The early entry deadline of September 30, 2013 has been reached and we have an exciting fleet taking shape for the 2014 Vic-Maui race!

 

Twelve boats committed and entered in time for the early entry deadline:

 

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See the Team Profiles on the Vic-Maui website at http://www.vicmaui.org/teams for more details on each entry.

 

We are very pleased with the strength of the early entries, some four months before the final entry deadline, and nine months before the start of the race. We anticipate receiving more entries before the final entry deadline of February 3, 2014. 

 

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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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