Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Vic-Maui Race Update

J/109 sailing Vic-Maui Race (Victoria, BC, Canada)- The biennial Vic-Maui Race ha started and the fleet of forty boats are heading out on a 2,308nm journey across the Pacific to the beautiful island of Maui.  Hosted by the Royal Vancouver YC and Lahaina YC, the fleet started off Victoria Harbor in British Columbia.  The fleet is now sailing northwest out the Straits of Juan de Fuca.

The time allowances for the fleet are calculated from the ORC velocity prediction program, the Vic-Maui Weather Matrix, and a course length of 2,308 nautical miles.  This will result in a single time allowance for each boat for use in the 2016 Vic-Maui Race.

Picking up immediately where he left off after winning ORC Division I in the Swiftsure Lightship Class is Reed Bernhard’s J/109 MOUNTAIN from Sloop Tavern YC in Seattle, WA.  Reed is racing the Double-handed Class and as of Saturday at 1800 hrs EST, they are leading both their Class overall as well as the entire ORC fleet overall! In fact, they are currently first boat-for-boat!  You can check in and following them on YellowBrick Tracker “live” for the next 10-14 days!  For more Vic-Maui Race sailing information