Preliminary dates set for 2022 Vic_Maui Race

11 December 2020


Sailors, of all adventurers, know that it is darkest just before the dawn. We are currently deep in the clutches of a global pandemic, but the long term forecast is improving Ė including treatments and vaccines appearing on the horizon. And so we are ramping up preparations for the next Victoria to Maui Race in July 2022, conditions permitting.

The Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race, first contested in 1965, is the pinnacle of Pacific Northwest ocean racing. Vic-Maui runs every second year, starting in June or July off Victoria, British Columbia and finishing near Lahaina, Maui, a distance of approximately 2308 nautical miles, the longest of the transpacific ocean races to the Hawaiian islands.

Preliminary dates have been set: Start dates July 2-8, 2022 ● Finish Time Limit July 22, 2022 ● Awards Banquet July 23, 2022
Organizers from the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club have been appointed James (Jim) Innes as the Vic-Maui Event Chair, taking over from David Sutcliffe who served in the role for the past twelve years and who was recently appointed to a four year term as a Vic-Maui trustee.

Jim, skipper of Red Sheilla, is an RVYC member, a veteran of several Vic-Mauiís, the son of Vic-Mauiís founder (the late Jim Innes, also an RVYC member), and has served as our Mentor Coordinator for several event cycles. Jim has represented Vic-Maui at boat shows and promotional talks, as an ambassador with sailors on both sides of the border, and by facilitating the donation by Beneteau of a cup for the cruising class. Jim is a lifelong sailor and a Maui travel enthusiast.




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