The Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race (Vic-Maui), the longest offshore sailing race off the west coast of North America, is the pinnacle of Pacific Northwest ocean racing. First contested in 1968, the Vic-Maui runs every second year, starting in June or July off Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and finishing near Lahaina, Maui, United States, a distance of approximately 2308 nautical miles.
In 2008, 21 boats competed, with the earliest finish lapsed time at 9 days and the latest arrival at 17 days. This year, only 9 boats are competing, and we will be following the yacht DELICATE BALANCE, which is a 40 foot X-One ton yacht captained by Pierre Cote, with crew Bill Trant, Grahame Shannon and Russell Booth and Terry Reid.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Vic Maui 2010 race and the story of Delicate Balance, just click on the calendar dates from July 3 to July 28, or click here.
A video clip from the Vic Maui 2008 race gives a taste of what the race would be like.