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2020 Vic-Maui Information Session at the Seattle Yacht Club

by Vic-Maui 3 Jan 2019 04:48 PST 3 January 2019
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Vic-Maui International Yacht Race and the Seattle Yacht Club welcome all sailors to attend!

Thursday January 3rd @ 7:30 PM


Vic-Maui committee members Travis McGregor and Jim Innes will discuss the highlights of Vic-Maui, including deciding and preparing to participate, sailing to Maui, the festivities, and sailing home.

Experienced Vic-Maui skippers and navigators may even tell a few of their most memorable sea stories.

There will be ample time to socialize and consult with Vic-Maui veterans.

About the 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 for Challenge - Adventure - Teamwork!

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