Dec 5, 2019
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. The race starts in July off Victoria, BC and finishes near Lahaina, Maui, a distance of approximately 2,308 nautical miles.
Westerly – Santa Cruz 70, Sipper Marc Vincent
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.
Warlock – Baltic 51 CB, Skipper John Garfitt
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.
Joy Ride 2018 Overall Winner
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!
Vic-Maui Events Schedule Updated
Offshore Preparation Seminar January 11, 2020 Vancouver Click here for information and registration
Offshore Weather & Routing
January 18-19, 2020 Vancouver BC Click here for information and registration
Offshore First Aid
February 22-23, 2020 Vancouver BC Click here for information and registration
Alternate date for additional/overflow events TBD – Save the Date! March 7-8 2020 Vancouver BC Save the date!
Offshore Personal Survival Course (aka Safety at Sea)
Sail Canada – World Sailing Approved classes have been added in Vancouver BC:
February 28-29, 2020 Vancouver
Advance registration is open now thru December 13, 2019 (ask your 2020 Vic-Maui skipper for the link)
April 3-4, 2020 Vancouver BC Advance registration is open now thru December 13, 2019 (ask your 2020 Vic-Maui skipper for the link)
Offshore Personal Survival Course information and general registration links are here.
Reduced pricing is available for early bird registrations (up to 20% off) and for people renewing/upgrading their previous related training from BC Sailing (a separate 25% off).
This course is popular and classes tend to fill up quickly. We recommend taking the training as early in the cycle as practical, to avoid schedule compression and class capacity issues.
Confirmed Vic-Maui and return delivery crew members of boats that have entered the 2020 Vic-Maui are eligible for advance registration for the February and April classes. Ask your skipper for the advance registration link.
Questions about Vic-Maui events? Please email us at email@example.com ;
Entry Deadlines & Key Dates
Entries: Super-early – March 31, 2019 ● Early – October 31, 2019 ● Final – February 28, 2020
Victoria Start Venue: Opens July 7, 2020 ● Start date range July 10-17, 202
Maui Finish Venue: Opens July 24, 2020 ● Finish Time Limit July 31, 2020 ● Awards Banquet August 1, 2020
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