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Regatta organiser aims for another successful meet

Maciu Malo
Wednesday, September 03, 2014

IT'S that time of the year when the Musket Cove Island Resort in the Mamanuca Group will a be hive of festivity.

The resort will this week host the 31st Fiji Annual Regatta Week attracting a massive 72 yachts from around the globe to be part of the biggest and most anticipated auxiliary sailboat regatta race.

Participants this year have travelled in from as far as South Africa, Gibraltar, Cayman Islands, United Kingdom, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, and a couple of registration has also been received from the local yacht clubs mainly Royal Suva Yacht Club, Vuda Marina and Denarau.

Resort sales and marketing manager Kini Saukuru says the annual regatta event continues to grow from strength to strength over the years since its inception in 1980 as the Musket Cove race week.

She said the race which was the forerunner before the very first Musket Cove to Port Villa race internationally recognised as the original and the Grand-Daddy of all the South Pacific Events, Fiji Annual Regatta week continues to attract scores of boat types and sizes from around the globe.

"Luxury yachts, simple yachts, racing yachts and cruising yachts alike will converge once again and drop anchor in our tranquil bay," said Saukuru.

"This will be our 31st year of hosting this event and our team has been busy behind the scene organising the program to ensure for another successful one. We are looking forward to another yacht club's 'Week of the Year', when great times, camaraderie, good matured fun for everyone, friendships renewed and new friendships are the order of the day. Saukuru said the resort provided the prizes, trophies, hosting and activities for the week because of the support and loyalty of sponsors for the past 31 years.

"Fiji has certainly proved that we are not only an island paradise for rest and relaxation but becoming one of the great yachting, cruising and sailing destinations."








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