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Rb_rangers7 11-24-2014 03:06 PM

Vic-Maui 2016
 
Yes, I know that it is still a little while away but I was curious if anyone was having preliminary thoughts about entering the next race. I believe that it will be the 50th anniversary? I was thinking that there might be a slight increase in the number of boats possibly entering due to the anniversary?

Wraith 11-24-2014 03:10 PM

Preliminary thoughts, yes, but previously unaware of the anniversary.

UKSailor 11-24-2014 03:57 PM

Assuming no navigation fails of epic proportions this year Westerly has it in her long term plans.

Tye (Ed) 11-26-2014 08:37 AM

Spectacular adventure .......... tougher than I was able to really understand before you do the race ..... in hindsight, totally worth the investment to make it happen !

Northern Girl 11-27-2014 06:45 AM

Isn't the 2018 race the 50 year celebration? Busy year as I think that will also be the 50th Southern Straits.

Rb_rangers7 11-27-2014 08:19 AM

Someone told me that 2016 was the 50th so I could vary well be wrong. Maybe they were just trying to do a sails job on me. (pun intended) We are working on getting both boat and crew ready to race in 2016.

Wraith 11-27-2014 08:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Rb_rangers7 (Post 27124)
Someone told me that 2016 was the 50th so I could vary well be wrong. Maybe they were just trying to do a sails job on me. (pun intended) We are working on getting both boat and crew ready to race in 2016.

What boat?

Kinetic 11-27-2014 08:46 AM

Vic-Maui was first sailed in 1965; then 1968 and every two years since. So, the 50th anniversary falls in the 2015-2016 event cycle.

Northern Girl 11-27-2014 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Kinetic (Post 27126)
Vic-Maui was first sailed in 1965; then 1968 and every two years since. So, the 50th anniversary falls in the 2015-2016 event cycle.

I thought the first 'official' race was 1968 with the 1965 one being more of an informal affair? Sorry, my mistake.

Kinetic 11-28-2014 04:48 AM

Vic-Maui history
 
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Originally Posted by Aeolus (Post 27145)
I thought the first 'official' race was 1968 with the 1965 one being more of an informal affair? Sorry, my mistake.

It has been written up both ways over the years.

The 1965 race was organized to do the race and to demonstrate the concept. 4 boats from 3 clubs (RVanYC, RVicYC and Seattle YC) started the race, and 3 finished while 1 used the iron genny along the way. No handicapping, first to finish takes the race. Long Gone won the race with a time of 15d:06h:55m. While on Maui, the race founders met with the people that were forming the Lahaina YC. There are some great archival photos of the post-race celebrations at Black Rock in West Maui.

The 1968 race was the first one run under the official auspices of RVanYC and Lahaina YC.

As the organizer of the 1965 race, RVanYC member the late Jim Innes, is credited as the founder of the race, and as the race was first sailed in 1965, the race is considered to have been founded and first sailed in 1965.

There's lots more background information online in the race history at http://www.vicmaui.org/race-history and in the greatly expanded race archives at http://www.vicmaui.org/archives


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