THE annual week-long Fiji Regatta competition at Musket Cove Island Resort and Marina has benefitted the tourism industry and hotel operators in the Mamanuca Group.
Resort manager Joe Mar said the regatta was a significant event for tourism properties in the islands and many recorded overwhelming responses not only from the competitors but also from tourists as well.
"The occupancy is at 100 per cent on most days during the event," said Mr Mar.
"When you have almost 100 boats in this year with events every day, it does get all involved such as houseguests and sailors together, the restaurant and bar are always full in the evenings with activities happening.
"The regatta is an event to thank all sailors or anyone that comes in by boat visiting Musket and Fiji as a whole, as boats intend to sail for other destinations as the cyclone season draws nearer."
Resort sales and marketing manager Kinimerevini Saukuru said the event was internationally recognised as the "grand-daddy" of all South Pacific yachting events.
"Fiji Regatta Week continues to attract scores of boat types and sizes from around the globe," Ms Saukuru said.
Ms Saukuru said an increase in world renowned cruise liners and super yachts to our shores was testament to this.
The regatta ends on Friday.