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Oysters in the new jewel of Fiji's crown

Ilaitia Turagabeci
Monday, June 10, 2013

ORGANISERS of the Oyster World Rally say this year's event would be one of the best in its 40-year history.

The yachts — which hail from Canada, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, South Africa, Switzerland, UK and the US — arrives in Lau today in a stop the yachties are looking forward to.

After setting sail from Antigua and passing through the Panama Canal into the Pacific, Galapagos Islands, Marquesas, Tahiti, Bora Bora and Moorea, and on to Tonga, the yachts are on track to completing their visit to 31 "magical destinations".

Oyster Yachts communications manager Samantha Kirk said from the Pacific, the fleet would head to the Great Barrier Reef, round the top of Australia, partying in Bali and heading west for Cape Town for Christmas and on to Brazil for carnival, before joining up for a final grand party with the Oyster Caribbean Regatta in April 2014.

"Responding to huge interest (and with more than 15 already on the preliminary entry list), we have decided to launch a second World Rally starting in January 2016," she said.

A journalist from Yachting World Magazine flies to Vanuabalavu today to cover the Fiji leg.

Marine operators sub-committee co-ordinator John Philp said this would further boost yachting tourism in Fiji.


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