2017 is the 34th Musket Cove Fiji Regatta
CRUISING AND RACING YACHTS FROM ACROSS THE SOUTH PACIFIC ARE HEADING TO THE 34th MUSKET COVE FIJI REGATTA.
Sailors from around the Pacific and beyond are already signaling their intention to be part of the legendary Musket Cove Fiji Regatta, which will be staged from September 15-20 this year.
Such is the interest in this spectacularly colourful event, that organizers’ are confident the fleet size will exceed last year’s record of 101.
This will be the 34th running of the regatta, which is sailed out of Musket Cove Island Resort and Marina, an idyllic destination located on Malolo Lailai Island and amid the beautiful Mamanuca Islands west of Nadi. The region is widely recognized as being the sunniest in the entire South Pacific.
Musket Cove Fiji Regatta is famous for its traditional, warm hospitality, excellent racing and a “Fun Factor” that remains on “high” from start to finish. The program is simple: sail by day and party by night.
Among the many highlights during the week are the fancy dress Pirates’ Day set on nearby Beachcomber Island, the Musket Olympics, off-the-beach HobieCat racing, plus post-race parties and beach barbecues at the Musket Cove Yacht Club’s Island Bar.
For the sailors, the signature event on the water is the 20 nautical mile Round Malolo Lailai Race which starts and finishes adjacent to Musket Cove Resort.
Each year, many “landlubbers” also visit the island to experience the exciting atmosphere that accompanies Musket Cove Fiji Regatta. Musket Cove Island Resort offers special accommodation packages for the week.
The majority of competing yachts lie at anchor just off the resort, however some berths at the island marina and set moorings, are available. It is suggested that owners wanting to secure a marina berth or mooring should book early.
For more information about the event, email Patrick firstname.lastname@example.org or call +679 666 2215 ext 253.
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SIGHTSEEING, ISLAND HOPPING AND SNORKEL EXCURSIONS
Sample of some of our marine activites. Private charters also available;
Island Hop - Visiting two resorts and two stop over for snorkeling. Put your own group together or ask at the Activities Bure and they will endeavor to get the minimum numbers required.
Dolphin Reef Safari - Cruise up to our neighboring surf islands “Namotu and Tavarua Island” to find our Spinner Dolphin family and sightseeing the surf break. Then get close to some of Fiji’s finest under water wonders at one of the snorkeling sites.
Afternoon Delight - Snorkel the famous Castaway Wall, then cruise by Castaway, LikuLiku, Malolo, Wadigi and FunkyFish resorts stopping for a brief visit at one for a drink or two.
Cloud Nine - Floating bar and pizzas. Located on the outer reefs edge. Chill on the day beds, have a snorkel or indulge in their cool cocktails. Charter a boat or share costs.
Subsurface….Fiji’s No.1, multiple award winning PADI 5 Star scuba diving company.
Subsurface will take you to another world of vivid turquoise waters, abundant with beautiful corals, teaming with an amazing variety of colourful tropical fish. Choose a relaxing dive in the calm inner reef waters or explore the famous & nearby Outer Malolo Barrier reef where tropical reef fish, turtles and large schooling fish are your dive companions. Fantastic PADI 5 Star Scuba Diving in water averaging 27° C (82° F)! There is no better place to learn to dive. Introduce yourself to the world of scuba diving with the crew at award-winning Subsurface Fiji, the most experienced, dedicated and professional team anywhere in Fiji. They will teach you everything you need to know to have a safe, enjoyable experience. Anyone 8 years and up can go scuba diving, so don’t miss out on the incredible beauty of the coral reefs in Fiji. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Game Fishing – 7.30am to 10.30am or 2pm to 5pm (depends on tides)
Aboard the award winning M.V Lunasea Blackwatch 34. Which can comfortably accommodate six people
Lunasea has a small kitchenette, bar fridge and head (toilet). Our local Captain has over 20 years’ experience fishing these areas. We use Shimano Tiagras on T-curve rods, Shimano stella 2000 reels and rods for jigging or popping. And have a large selection of lures. Charters welcome.
Sport’s fish is done inside the Malolo barrier reef. Trolling, popping, bottom fishing is aboard the 8m fast longboat “Island Girl”. It’s equipped with 2 trolling rods, 2 popping rods and a selection of lures. Target fish; GT’S, Dog tooth tuna, Coral trout, Trevally, Walu, Barracuda and reef fish.
Combo Charters For Fishing, Sightseeing, Snorkel or Lunch Stop
A adventure for your family or put together a small group. Combine fishing with sightseeing and snorkeling or stop for lunch at one of the neighboring Islands. Several boats to choose from.
CHARTERS AND MARINE TRANSFERS
Private Speed Boat hire
Charter your own boat and choose your own itinerary, timing and destinations. Dolphin viewing, snorkeling, fishing, picnics and sight seeing. Stop at a resort or bring your own picnic lunch. Morning or afternoon trips, it’s up to you. Minimum 4 hours
Day Charter and Transfer Boats
Full and half day charters are available. Design your own unrestricted day out, cruising, exploring or visiting neighboring resorts. Let us know what you are looking for, and your budget, and we’ll design your perfect day in paradise.
- 8.5m Speedboat “Sea Baron” suitable for groups up to 11
- 8m Speedboat “Island Girl” suitable for groups up to 8 guests
- 10m Motor launch “Dolphin Star” suitable for groups up to 10 guests
Transfer rates please ask at the Activities Bure at the Marina.