Vic-Maui sees leaders seperated by a mere 37 nautical miles

The race in Division 1 of the 2018 Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race saw just 37 nautical miles separating the two boats — Firefly and Joy Ride — at 5 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time on Friday.

Firefly was 1,332.1 nautical miles from the finish line in Lahaina, while Joy Ride was 1,369.1 nautical miles away. Both were approaching the halfway mark of the 2,308 nautical mile race.

Turnagain led Division 2 — 1, 414.5 nautical miles from the finish line. Salient is just five miles behind Turnagain in the five-boat Division 2 chase.

The two-boat Cruising Class boats, Serenite is 1, 555.6 nautical miles out, and Gemini’s Dream is 1, 756.9 nautical miles away.The nine-boat event started July 1 in Victoria, B.C., and the time limit for the race ends July 20.