2020 Vic-Maui Race is cancelled

Published on March 26th, 2020

The 2020 Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race, with staggered starts on July 13 and 16, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hosted by the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the Lahaina Yacht Club, the biennial race starts off Victoria, British Columbia and finishes near Lahaina, Maui, a distance of approximately 2308 nautical miles.

Official Race Statement:
The decision to cancel the 2020 Vic-Maui has been taken now rather than later in order to allow competitors, volunteers, families, friends, and supporters to focus on being safe and staying healthy, and to encourage compliance with public health advice during the boat preparation and team development phase prior to the race itself. Without this early cancellation, safety now (public health) and safety later (being fully prepared for offshore sailing) could both be at risk.

Details: https://www.vicmaui.org/index.php?articleid=747

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