Friday, July 15, 2016

Vic-Maui Race Update

J/109 sailing Vic-Maui Race to Hawaii (Victoria, BC, Canada)- The biennial Vic-Maui Race started and the fleet of forty boats are making good headway on their 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 on about the same latitude of Coos Bay, Oregon (43.28 N/ 128.14 W).

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 Wednesday at 1010 hrs EST, they are leading the ORC Doublehanded Class and are sitting 4th in ORC fleet overall! They have 1,900nm to go traveling at 6.8 kts.  For more Vic-Maui Race sailing information