Dec 5, 2019

Vic MauiThe 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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 RideJoy 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

Click here for the Vic-Maui Events Schedule

 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)

          Click here for information and general registration (opens December 15, 2019)

 April 3-4, 2020                  Vancouver BC               Advance registration is open now thru December 13, 2019 (ask your 2020 Vic-Maui skipper for the link)

          Click here for information and general registration (opens December 15, 2019)

 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ;    

  Entry Deadlines & Key Dates

The Vic-Maui Notice of Race and other key documents are available on the Vic-Maui Official Notice Board

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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 Mahalo, Vic-Maui

Shrink Wrap2020 is a year of change – self-isolation, social distancing, quarantine, and working remotely have become the norm. For many, this has been a bitter pill to swallow. Another bitter pill for boaters is the delay of the season. Provincial laws differ – so terms like ‘essential’ aren’t translating widely across the marine world.

In BC, marinas remain open and fuel is available, sometimes with conditions. In Ontario, marinas, boat launches, yacht clubs and the professionals that service the marine industry aren’t considered essential, unless the service and location allows a person to access their permanent residence only accessible by boat.

Read more about Boating in 2020........................

 

  

CY Virtual Video Boat Tours

Virtual Boat ToursWe all love boats and nothing can break us up! So, what better way to spend our time than looking at interesting boats and going aboard in a virtual ride or tour. We have asked our friends at various dealers and manufacturers to help us assemble a one-stop online resource to experience some of the most interesting boats on the market today. Where the CY Team has done a review, we connect you to that expert viewpoint. Our Virtual Show will continue to grow so visit frequently and check it out. If you can’t go boating, you can almost experience the thrill via your screen. Not quite the same, but we hope you enjoy our fine tour collection.

 

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KingstonBy Amy Hogue

Cruise into the city of Kingston, Ontario, and it will quickly become clear that this city and surrounding waterways have something special. Built around the northern shore of Lake Ontario, Kingston is the place to go if you love to explore new waterways, fantastic views, and exceptional boating opportunities.

Sitting at the intersection of three world-class Canadian bodies of water, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rideau Canal (Cataraqui River from Kingston to Newboro), the water’s influence is deeply woven into Kingston’s culture and history. 

Read more about Kingston...........