MUSKET Cove Island Resort and Marina in the Mamanuca Islands was hype with activities as close to 100 sailors from around the globe gathered for a week-long regatta competition.
Founded by the late legendary hotelier Dick Smith more than 20 years ago, the competition continued to attract new sailors every year.
Resort's sales and marketing manager Kinimerevini Saukuru said this year's completion was a special one as they would be celebrating 30 years of the race.
"It will be a special tribute to our founder, developer and of course the pioneer for tourism, and the cruising and sailing sector — Dick Smith who passed away last year," she said.
"Close to 100 yachts will compete this year compared to 80 last year.
"This event continues to grow from strength to strength over the years since its inception in 1980 as the Musket Cove Race Week which was the forerunner before the very first Musket Cove to Port Vila Race.
"The week itself is a serious but carefully crafted week of fun, which presents a good mix of events for everyone of all ages. The week is filled with a hive of activities, competition and comradeship."
She said a truly international event for lovers of warm weather sailing, cool breezes and a fantastic holiday atmosphere, this event is no exception.
"We anticipate guests, general public, supporters and our sponsors to be a major contributing factor in the overwhelming success of the event."
Resort manager Joe Mar said some participating countries include Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, US, Wales and Fiji
"The Regatta has always been on the Musket Cove yearly calendar for more than thirty years."