Vic-Maui 2016

Tidal Currents

Starts July 9 - 12, 2016

Dr. Richard Dewey

University of Victoria


These tidal current summaries for the start of the Vic-Maui Yacht Race, with starts between July 9 - 12, 2016 have been prepared for the Vic-Maui event Committee of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. Below are a series of tide tables and current maps covering the period of the race starts, intended for the general information of the skippers and crew sailing in the 2016 Vic-Maui Yacht Race.


Canadian Hydrographic Service Tide Tables:

        Tidal Currents: Race Passage

        Tidal Currents: Juan de Fuca East

        Tidal Currents: Juan de Fuca West/Entrance



Tidal current charts covering every 1 hour starting 09:00 July 9 2016 progressively through to 09:00 July 13, 2016 for all Vic-Maui starts, based on the Vancouver Island regional tidal model of Foreman et al, 2004. Each PDF file below contains current chart pages, one for each hour/prediction. In the case of any discrepancy, the CHS tide tables above will take precedence.

July 9-13: All Classes/Starts

         Tidal Current Charts: Juan de Fuca East: Victoria to Race Passage

         Tidal Current Charts: Central Juan de Fuca Strait

         Tidal Current Charts: Juan de Fuca Western Entrance

Time series inserts in the upper left corners are for the associated tidal current stations: Race Passage, Juan de Fuca East, and Juan de Fuca West/Entrance, respectively. For reference, a current of 150 cm/s is roughly three knots. These tidal current charts are for the general information of the sailors, and must not to be used for navigational purposes.


Any questions about the current charts should be address to Richard Dewey.

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