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Record Entries for Musket Cove Sailing Regatta

  The 33rd world famous Musket Cove Sailing Regatta is just around the corner and over 60 yachts have registered so far. That is an indication that the Fiji Sailing
07 Sep 2016 12:17
Record Entries for Musket Cove Sailing Regatta
Yachts lined up Musket Cove Resort and Marina. Photo: ALEX RAICEBE

 

The 33rd world famous Musket Cove Sailing Regatta is just around the corner and over 60 yachts have registered so far.

That is an indication that the Fiji Sailing Regatta at Musket Cove has gained momentum as it has become an international sailing destination.

The week-long event is hosted by the Musket Cove Yacht Club and Musket Cove Island Resort and Marina and is staged from September 16–21.

Resort sales and marketing manager Alex Raicebe said yesterday it is a must for every yacht cruising Fiji’s magnificent waters to be part of one of the longest standing such events in the country.

“Musket Cove is well-known for its sheltered yacht club, marina berths, moorings and cruising grounds and regularly attracts cruising and racing yachtsmen and women from all over our beautiful, big blue planet,” he said.

“Already 60 international yachts and crew have registered, which looks like breaking all records for the number of entries.

The visiting yachts spend a minimum of six weeks and up to six months cruising and exploring Fiji’s magnificent island groups.

“A great thing about yachts is their minimal impact on Fiji’s fragile ecosystem.

Another benefit is their investment to remote communities by purchasing goods, services and handicrafts.”

Raicebe added landlubbers are of course welcome to join the merrymaking with some great value accommodation packages available at the resort.

“The programme is simple: sail by day and party by night at the iconic recently refurbished MCYC Island Bar. Yarrr Me Hearties!”

The events includes the famous fancy dress pirates’ day to Beachcomber Island, Hobie Cat racing, the Musket Olympics and fun filled great sailing the annual round Malolo Lailai Race providing thrills and great sights for both casual and serious sailors and onlookers.

The opening night will be held on September 16, Beachcomber Pirates Day the following day.

The event will close on September 21.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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