Vic-Maui Yacht Race 2016 – Kinetic V Wins Vic-Maui 2016, Valkyrie wins Line Honours and second overall, Longboard takes third overall.
With most of the competitors now finished, it is clear that Kinetic V, a TP-52 owned by David Sutcliffe and sailing for co-host Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, will be the Overall Winner of Vic-Maui 2016. David a six time Vic-Maui veteran previously won the overall prize in Vic-Maui in 2010 in Kinetic II. Kinetic V completed the course in 8d 14h 16 m and corrected out 2h 30m ahead of Valkyrie at 8d 3h 57m.
In addition to smashing the Elapsed Time record in an unbelievable time of 8d 9h 17m, Jason Rhodes’ TP-52, also from Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and skippered by Gavin Brackett, came Second Overall and Second in Division One with a corrected time of 8d 6h 27m.
2012 Overall Champion and Elapsed winner Longboard, the Riptide 35 sailed by Peter Salusbury of West Vancovuer Yacht Club was third overall and third in Division One with a corrected time of 8d 8h 35m.
First in Division Two was String Theory, John Mortimer’s Beneteau First 47.7 sailing for Vancouver Rowing Club and the second overall in 2014. String Theory’s corrected time was 8d 19h 45m.
Second in Division Two was Equus, Dean Conti’s brand new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 509 from Three Tree Yacht Club in Des Moines, WA with a corrected time of 9d 6h 7m.
Third in Division Three was Kraken, a Beneteau First 40.7 from West Vancouver Yacht Club sailed by Mark and Annette Malacek with a corrected time of 9d 9h 49m.
Division Three will not be settled until Canard finishes later tonight still with a chance for second. But winning Division Three is the Cascade 36, Rain Drop, a 2008 Pacific Cup winner owned by Joby Easton of Rose City Yacht Club. The corrected time for Rain Drop was 8d 19m 12h.
While not yet finished, Chris Read’s Amiskwi a Sabre 386 from Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club will win the first Vic-Maui has had a Double-Handed division with the retirement of Mountain.
A battle with drama remaining is in Cruising Division with both Turnagain and Forty still out on the ocean. Remember that Turnagain joined Forty in the Class after a rudder equipment failure and need to use the auto-helm. Their race was re-started on July 18th, 1006 miles from the Finish with a wager of fish and fruity drinks.