Fiji, Vanuatu, Airlie Beach
- Departure Fiji
- Duration 30 days
- Month August
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As part of World ARC 2017 everyone taking part benefits from the camaraderie of sharing this unique event with around 20 other yachts
Leg 7 of World Arc 2017
After joining on the 6th July at Port Denerau you will sail to Musket Cove to rendezvous with the other WARC yachts for a couple of social events before heading off for Vanuatu. This 450 mile passage should take 3 days and then allow 10 days of cruising through the islands before joining up again with the others on the 19th. The first stop on Tanna will be a memorable experience. Sitting next to a live volcano as it rumbles and spits molten lava rocks into the air is not something you forget in a hurry!
Sailing up through the islands you will visit many isolated communities, and the locals are happy to welcome yachts and trade for locally grown fruit and veg. There are also opportunities for island tours and great diving and snorkelling over old World War II sites on the islands of Santo.
The passage on to Australia begins on 20th July, and should be a 7 day tradewind sail across to Mackay, the gateway to the well known Whitsunday Islands.
After a few days relaxing, you will head up through the island chain and enjoy the wonderful scenery, abundant wildlife both above and below the water, as well as fantastic walking opportunities and beaches that are on offer here.
This leg will finish at Airlie Beach close to Prosperpine airport.
This beautiful performance cruising yacht was built for world voyaging and is one of today’s most well-known and respected adventure/expedition charter yachts.
It specialises in taking individuals, couples and small groups to places usually only available on your own yacht - but with the benefit of an experienced skipper and crew and onboard an extremely well found vessel.
Owner-operated, since 2008 it has built a well-deserved reputation as a professional operation. Providing a relaxed, fun and friendly environment, it sees guests returning year after year for a mixed programme of classic racing, transatlantic trips and World Arc voyages.
Your hosts and co-skippers Dan and Em, have logged some hundreds of thousands of sea miles as cruising, ocean and racing skippers. Forming a perfect team, they work together to ensure that every detail of your holiday is taken care of. Whether racing, relaxing or adventure sailing, they strive to provide a fun, safe and memorable experience.
Designed, engineered and built to quality standards comparable with the finest yachts in the world, few performance cruising designs built today have the exceptional strength, classic styling and beautifully varnished woodwork that she offers.
A spacious deck layout, large safe cockpit area and wide side decks make for comfortable and safe cruising. The interior arrangement provides 3 separate cabins, all en suite; one double with private shower and heads; two twin cabins forward, sharing one shower and heads with private access. The spacious saloon provides 2 secure pilot berths and 2 saloon berths giving the possibility of sleeping 10 on board.
The vessel is fully coded by the MCA to Category 0, licensed for commercial operations anywhere in the world.
Dates 6th July to 5th August 2017
• Entry cost to the World ARC
• Customs, cruising permits and immigration costs
• All onboard food and drink whilst on passage
• Organised tours, parties and events by WCC
• Satellite tracking, blogs and photos sent whilst at sea
What's Not Included
• WCC crew fees (TBC)
• Personal visas (if required)
• Food/drink whilst in port
• Personal insurance
"Simply the best ocean cruiser you could imagine, strong yet light to handle, amazingly well equipped and beautifully finished above and below. "
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