Fiji’s growth as a yacht cruising destination has received another boost with Port Denarau Marina awarded the Marine Industries Association’s (MIA’s) prestigious title of ‘International Marina of the Year’.
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By Captain Adrian Faulkner
“Take a look at this!” Jak was stabbing a headline in the Fiji Times: “YACHT CREW RESCUED”. A yacht had been wrecked on a reef near The Exploring Islands in the Lau Group. A ship had rescued five castaways and was returning to Suva with them. I thought of the horrors on that yacht. Quiet, gentle sailing. Starry night. CRASH! Violence, fear, screams, waves.
Hosted by the Musket Cove Yacht Club and Musket Cove Island Resort, the world famous Musket Cove Regatta runs from 11th to 16th of September this year and is a must for every yacht planning on cruising Fiji’s magnificent waters.More info here…
Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems or also known as drones are increasing in popularity around the world. Similarly, due to the increasing ease of access to this technology, Fiji has started seeing an increase in the number of drones for private use.
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Vatia Beach is located on the north of Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu. The team at Vatia welcome cruisers with open arms, providing water, hot meals and cold beer for very reasonable prices!
By Capt. Adrian Faulkner | SV Mandala
A large portion of yachts cruising Fiji each year begin their cruises in Savusavu, and end them in Nadi Waters (the large bay off Nadi which includes both Denarau and Vuda Point Marinas). Broadly speaking, there are three routes between these two places.
The addition of a 2 storey Yacht Club to Port Denarau Marina represents the first stage of significant development plans at this popular yachting destination. Named ‘The Rhum-Ba’, the Yacht Clubs incorporates a bar and casual tapas style dining on the ground level and a modern fine dining cuisine restaurant upstairs.
By Andrew Reid, Django
June 7, 2014, 1000 am. It’s the start of the ANZ Sailfiji ocean race from Auckland to Denarau, Fiji. We’re as ready as a boat and crew can be and the five of us on board, AP, Bex, Lefty, Seamus and AJ, are looking forward to racing out of a soggy NZ winter towards warmer climes. The fleet numbers 20 odd, which is the biggest for some time and augurs well for both this race and the future.
By Rory Garland
Fiji has a fantastic cruising climate. It is situated in a tropical trade wind belt providing fresh steady winds for easy passage making. More info here…