LAHAINA - Hosted by Dan O'Hanlon, event chair for Lahaina Yacht Club, the Vic-Maui 2012 Awards Banquet was held Saturday evening at Lahaina Jodo Mission.
The big winner of Vic-Maui 2012 is Double Take. Tom Huseby's Seattle Yacht Club boat captured the big prizes of first overall on corrected time and first to finish on elapsed time.
A caption on page 12 of the July 26 Lahaina News stated that Kinetic was the first boat to cross the finish line. The Lahaina News apologizes for the error.
The 2012 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race Awards Banquet was held Saturday evening at Lahaina Jodo Mission. Double Take, Skipper Tom Huseby’s Seattle Yacht Club boat, captured the big prizes of first overall on corrected time and first to finish on elapsed time in the race from Victoria, British Columbia, to West Maui. Photo by Kim Ballantyne.
Double Take also captured the Lahaina Yacht Club Past Commodore's Trophy for first in class on corrected time, and the Governor John Burns Trophy for first in class on elapsed time. Other Double Take trophies went to winning navigator Brad Baker for his efforts on first to finish corrected and first to finish elapsed (which he has won numerous times); and, showing that she outpaced the field from start to finish, Double Take also took home the Sea Q Trophy for boat with the best start.
Kinetic, David Sutcliffe's Beneteau First 47.7 out of Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, took home the Aloha Trophy for second overall (corrected), the Special Sloops Trophy for first in Class B (corrected), City of Victoria Trophy for first in Class B (elapsed), First Canadian Boat to finish and first to finish (corrected) sailing for RVYC.
Mark Ward's Radiance, sailing out of the William Seward Yacht Club from Anchorage, Alaska, won the new Beneteau Trophy for first to finish (corrected) and the Joe Glass Memorial Trophy for first to finish (elapsed) in the Cruising Division.
Other winners were Bill Weinstein/Mark Brink's Terremoto for second to finish (elapsed), third overall (corrected) and second in Class 1 (elapsed and overall); Gunnar Jonnson's Turicum for second in Class 2 (corrected); David Ratner's Incantation for third in Class 1 (corrected); John Gugins' Red Heather for third in Class 2 (corrected); and Mike Cormack's Ballymack for second in the Cruising Division (corrected).