11 February 2014

Beach Front Land

These breath taking beachfront properties available for purchase are pieces of paradise. With the beach at your door step and lush greenery by your side, you could not feel closer to nature. Build your dream home on your dream property.

Situated a five minute drive away from the main road and only 5 minutes further to all the adventure and amenities offered in the town of Pacific Harbour.



The Beach Front lots are 3,500 sq meters - USD $390,000

The Beachfront Access lots are 1,800sq meters - USD $120,000

See our website for full listings at Fiji Real Estate.

10 February 2014

Hibiscus Waterfront Villas

These freehold waterfront villas in Pacific Harbour, Fiji just scream lifestyle; featuring a large open plan with cathedral ceilings which make them ideal for entertaining inside, or outside on the verandah, which has a 9 metre tiled pool and a Fijian Bure, underneath which sits the perfect relax tool, a day bed! The in ground pool is surrounded by the huge deck, leading out from the lounge room, and the bure sits in between the fully tiled pool and the river. Where better to be for those afternoon naps or book reading. RELAX!

The upmarket designed mahogany kitchen is a dream, allowing you to be social with your family and guests while cooking up a storm looking out at the mangrove lined river. Garden views are available from every window and all windows are mahogany louvers.

The doors leading out to the decking are 10mm laminated glass sliding doors. Low maintenance tiles are through out the villa with hard wood timber decking and an internal laundry to your left as you walk out to the double garage with electronic roller doors.

These beautiful waterfront villas sit on 1/4 acre each. The entire plot of land is 1 & 1/4 acres with the two villas and the third soon to be built, including the gorgeous lush landscaped garden. Prime Fiji Real Estate on the water.
Hibiscus Drive, Pacific Harbour, Fiji. Freehold, Waterfront Villas.
Built in 05 and 06. Walking distance to beaches, restaurants, resorts, shopping, golfing etc.
Fantastic opportunity for investment.
Special Offer - FJD $650,000 (one villa)


See our website for full listings at Fiji Real Estate.

9 February 2014

Mala Circle Water Front Vacant Lots

Fourteen waterfront lots are available in the peaceful town of Pacific Harbour. Starting at 700 sq mtrs to 1300 sq mtrs. The water frontage for these lots range from 20meters to 29meters.

The prices for these lots start at FJD$120,000 to $190,000.
To purchase all 14 lots - $1,750,000.

See our website for full listings at Fiji Real Estate.

7 February 2014

The best of paradise


The best of paradise

Source: Uprising Beach Resort
Friday, February 07, 2014

From the FIJI TIMES
Pacific Harbour-based Uprising Beach Resort has added another title to its list of awards.
Recently the resort was presented with a Travellers Choice Award 2014, from the worlds leading travel advice and resource website Tripadvisor.com.

 Tripadvisor also ranked Uprising Beach Resort in the top 10 hotels in Fiji offering guests a value for their money and a bargain holiday. It is something that the resort has strived for year after year. "Offering our guests a truly Fijian resort experience and value packed holiday are our primary goal," general manager James Pridgeon said.


Read more here

30 January 2014

US pianist to visit Fiji


US pianist to visit Fiji

Torika Tokalau
Thursday, January 30, 2014

 From the Fiji Times
WORLD-renowned pianist Kimball Gallagher will be performing in several locations in Fiji next month.
A native of Boston in the US, Gallagher is expected to visit Fiji from February 11 - 17th.
Pacific Coast Events and Promotions producer Darlene Underwood confirmed Gallagher would perform at two private residences in Pacific Harbour and Suva.

Read more here

24 January 2014

Five free things to see while having fun in fantastic Fiji


Five free things to see while having fun in fantastic Fiji

From HTR MEDIA

Pacific Harbour Beach
A fringe of coconut trees gives way to a gorgeous, pristine beach with a gentle arc. It’s the perfect place for a swim in placid waters that are as warm as a bath.

Read more here

17 January 2014

Found in Fiji

Found in Fiji article from TNT Magazine

I’d heard many travellers’ tales about Fiji. The majority had echoed the typical backpacker island theme – hungover and too much sunbaking poolside before starting the cycle again in the cocktail bar at sunset.

The small island of Beqa (pronounced Bengga) had already been researched by my boyfriend for its untouched beauty and, more importantly, notorious surf break at nearby Frigate’s Passage. Covering an area of just 36km, situated 7.5km south of Navua, the closest town on the Fijian island of Viti Levu, there are just nine villages on Beqa, each with a population of about 200 people.

3 January 2014

$85m Upgrade - The Pearl South Pacific in Pacific Harbour, Fiji

 From the Fiji Times

THE construction of the multi-million-dollar marina at the Pearl South Pacific Resort and Spa in Pacific Harbour is set to turn the getaway into a world-class tourist resort.

"The $8m marina was designed by Australian-based Marina International, designer of Singapore's Kepple Bay Marina and Dubai's 3km, 800 berth Marina — both first class projects.
"This facility will add considerable value to the resort's investment. It is infrastructure investments like a marina that increase property values, and as a result we have seen an increase in our property value by around 8-10 per cent.
"Building a marina in Fiji is basically a necessity given the resort provides considerable diving, fishing and other water sports as part of its packages."

The Pearl Resort is jointly owned by landowners from the Ok Tedi Mine area, and villagers from the Kutubu oil and gas project area in the Southern Highlands Province. MRDC manages their assets and investments.

Read more HERE 

1 November 2013

Rebranding of Fiji's adventure capital

From the Fiji Times

FIJI'S adventure capital has taken a renewed approach towards achieving maximum reach in the tourism market.
And according to the Pacific Harbour Tourism Association, the launch of a rejuvenated brand next week was the first step in this new adventure.

"Pacific Harbour is a truly unique destination in Fiji. We're home to some of Fiji's most sought after activities, as well as experiences only found here. We don't just call ourselves Fiji's adventure capital, we are Fiji's adventure capital."
The committee said the move to revitalise Pacific Harbour's brand was well-timed and the destination demonstrated significant growth over the past 24 months.
From new and expanding accommodation and dining options, the committee said, new activities, events and infrastructure in the area was on the rise.

More here

16 February 2011

Regattas for paddlers - Fiji Times Online

Regattas for paddlers - Fiji Times Online

blade
Thursday, February 10, 2011
THE Fiji Outrigger calendar for 2011 will have over 18 national regattas.
With sprints, individual marathons, team marathons and business house regattas to be held in Nadi, Suva, Pacific Harbour, Vuda and Savusavu it is looking to be huge year for outrigger canoe paddlers in Fiji.
With the opening event of the season just one week away, Fiji Outrigger development officer Michael Crowe says the early signs are extremely encouraging for a big season.
'The late release of the calendar has come as we look to capitalise on the great momentum built last year."
"We have hundreds of new participants from across Fiji stepping into the canoe for their first competitions to post a legitimate challenge to our seasoned veterans with teams from across Fiji looking to claim an early advantage in the race for Club Championship honours," Crowe said.
Each one of the regattas will count towards the season end points tally with the best performing clubs, individuals and teams set to take hope a bounty of awards.
Crowe said the newly formed Pacific Coast Canoe Club which is based at Uprising Beach Resort in Pacific Harbour will look to make a huge entrance into the competitive paddling scene with three of its teams from the Under 19, men and women ranks lining up on the starting line for the first regatta.
"The development of the new club at Uprising as been a huge success and has lead to the ongoing growth of the sport in some of our key focus regions."
"We've been running regattas for the past several years around Pacific Harbour so to see that interest manifest itself into a self sufficient club with in excess of 50 members is a huge vindication of the strength of outrigger canoe paddling in Fiji at the moment" said Crowe.
Fiji Outrigger will host two regattas in Pacific Harbour this year including a one-man canoe marathon and a 6-man canoe marathon. The idyllic surroundings of Beqa Lagoon make the waters around Pacific Harbour an ideal site for paddling.
Also included in the 2011 Calendar are 4 business house regattas, spread across Nadi and Suva and Fiji Outrigger is confident it can build on last year's numbers to make this year's BHRs even bigger.
"Businesses have already been enquiring about our BHRs for this year which is great, so we've moved the races slightly forward to June and July to accommodate as many business teams as possible."
Throughout August and September local competitions will make way for the much anticipated South Pacific Games as Fiji's best paddlers will make their way to New Caledonia where they're confident of bringing home medals.
"The best paddlers in Fiji are training extremely hard for their position in the number one crew for the SPGs and with limited places available only the most disciplined and dedicated paddlers will make the cut. Fiji Outrigger isn't interested in sending a team to simply make up numbers."
"We're going to SPG to win medals and will only take athletes with the determination and work ethic to make that happen.'

More here at FijiTimes.com

17 September 2010

Fiji surfers to conquer Melanesian swell - FijiTimes.com

Fiji surfers to conquer Melanesian swell
Josefa Makaba
Friday, September 17, 2010

FIJI has a sent one of its biggest surfing team this week to take part in the inaugural Melanesian Cup to be held in Noumea, New Caledonia.

The three-day tournament will start tomorrow and end on Monday. Fiji Surfing President John Philip said the team to the Melanesian Cup is the biggest ever to represent the country in an international event.

Philip said the Melanesian Cup would give our surfers good competition and test before next year's Pacific Games.

"The meet with provide much needed top level competition at the venue of the Pacific Games Surfing event exactly twelve months before the games start."

Philip said the team would also be performing their new team challenge dance.

Philip said the challenge dance called Rere Ni Cava was choreographed by Manoa Rasigatale.

"This will also be the first time the dance will be performed in public."

Philip said he expected the team to do well.

"A giant swell is predicted to hit on the weekend and we expect good results from this team which has been training at the world famous Cloudbreak off Nadi," Philip said.

The team: Isao Ishihara - coach; Romeo McKellar - manager. Open men's: Isei Tokovou, Inia Nakalevu, Ratu Aca Raculo Lalabalavu, Paul Chongsue, Tim McBride. Junior under-16: Kalani Muller, Alifereti Kamanalagi; Junior under-18: Sunia Tabuseresere; Women's: Kaye Lepper, Kimberley Bennett.

8 September 2010

Mangroves For Fiji - Beqa Adventure Divers


Mangroves are the rainforests by the Sea, and equally threatened.
They are vital habitats that not only protect the coasts against tsunamis, hurricanes and Sea level change, but directly benefit the adjacent reefs by exporting life-building carbon and above all, by being the nursery areas of countless marine organisms from crustaceans all the way to Sharks. They are also largely overlooked excellent carbon sinks that sequester multiple amounts of carbon when compared to tropical and temperate forests.

2010 has been declared the Year of Biodiversity.
Beqa Adventure Divers are one of Fiji’s premier ecotourism operators and have decided to make a contribution. This is a privately funded project that combines the advantages of planting Mangroves with the advantages of offsetting one’s carbon footprint.
Global carbon trading is on the increase and BAD could have easily paid money to an intermediary who would have then financed a forest or windmills in a far away country. Being however beholden to Fiji, BAD has searched for a home-grown alternative, alas in vain.
BAD has decided to run such a project. See blog post
More information at  Mangroves For Fiji.

19 August 2010

Brodie pair in flying finish

FijiTimes.com
Josefa Makaba

A POWERFUL performance from the husband and wife team of Shayne and Torika Brodie saw them take second place in the Oceania Hobie Championships which was held in the country recently..
The Brodies, along with veteran sailor Graham Southwick, were all part of the Fiji team which took part in the Oceania and South Pacific Hobie championships.
"The Brodies successful performance proves that there are very talented sailors in Fiji, who can provide strong competition for experienced overseas sailors despite not having exposure to as many competitions as the overseas entrants", said Adrienne Ali, Administrator of Fiji Hobie.
Fiji team coach, Australian Aaron Worrall and crew, Brad "Worsty" Wilson, title holders in the Fiji regattas for the past three years, and Philippine sailors, Maria Vidoeira and Katie Wuori all assisted in organising the ANZ South Pacific Hobie Youth Challenge.
"Hobie sailing is a thrilling sport, full of challenges and excitement, and Fiji is the perfect place for it," Fiji Surfing Association president John Philip said.
The regatta is now on its 7th year รน the Air Pacific Oceania Championships (renamed from South Pacific Championships because of the truly international level of entries).
There are three categories in the Air Pacific Oceania Championships: Open (all ages); Masters (skipper must be over 45 years) and Grand Masters (skipper must be over 55 years and the crew over 40).
Competitors began the two days of course racing at 9.30am on Saturday morning in the bay in front of The Pearl in 20 to 25 knot winds, overcast weather and choppy seas and finished at 4.30pm after 6 races and a break for lunch.
A mystery guest sailor, Mick Butler, whose identity was not revealed until he appeared at the welcome function, joined the competitors for this event.
Mick and his crew, Yu Chan Ting of Hong Kong, are currently participating in the Open category at the 19th Hobie World Championships now being held in Weihai, China from 16-30 August.
Representing Fiji were several local youth teams and several notable sailing figures, including Fiji sailing couple, Shayne and Torika Brodie, the pride of the Fiji Team when they finished second in the Air Pacific Oceania Championships and third overall in the five-day Suzuki Fiji Hobie Challenge despite a three-year absence from sailing.
"The Brodies successful performance proves that there are very talented sailors in Fiji, who can provide strong competition for experienced overseas sailors despite not having exposure to as many competitions as the overseas entrants", said Adrienne Ali, Administrator of Fiji Hobie.
"The Fiji Yachting Association designated this event as part of the selection criteria for the South Pacific Games so with a year to practice before the South Pacific Games, we're confident the Brodies will win a gold medal."
Philp was a strong contender early in the Oceania Championships but ultimately placed 10th due to his absence on the last day of racing to attend the wedding of his nephew, Tony Philp Jnr.
Grahame Southwick, President of Fleet 252 and a very well-known figure on the domestic and international sailing scenes, won the Grand Masters category of the Air Pacific Oceania Championships and received the Fossil Cup, a skull & crossbones trophy, in person from Andrew "Fossil" Thompson, a long time world renowned who travels to Fiji each year from Papua New Guinea to cheer on the sailors during the regattas.
Southwick suffered a severe setback during the Suzuki Fiji Hobie Challenge, which is an open category only, when his mast collapsed during the race from Treasure Island to Vomo Island and that set him back a few placings to 10th place.
Three local youth teams, the top achieving teams in the ANZ South Pacific Youth Challenge held last month also participated in the regattas and managed to hold their own against some of the overseas teams.

11 August 2010

Adventure Playground

Adventure Playground by Rob McFarland - CourierMail.com.au
Take a paddle or flight on the "other" side of Fiji. 

It's Good Friday and I'm being guided by Moses. Ahead of us lies 24km of tumultuous white water, dozens of spectacular waterfalls and an impenetrable canvas of lush, dense jungle. Moses is a guide with Rivers Fiji and I'm on their Upper Navua rafting trip, an all-day adventure that follows the river as it slices through a chasm of black volcanic rock in the remote highlands of Viti Levu. At times the sheer-sided walls of the canyon narrow to just 7m wide while waterfalls tumble down through a canopy of ferns and bamboo. All around is the unmistakable background music of the jungle.

Rivers Fiji has been running this trip for 12 years after negotiating leases on a narrow strip of land along the river from local landowners. Having stopped the logging that threatened to decimate much of the rainforest in this area, the initiative has won the company several awards, including a Highly Commended in last year's Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards.

Getting to the river involves a 6am start, a bumpy two-hour drive up a logging track and a 30-minute hike through the jungle. All day, Moses and his fellow guides entertain us with anecdotes about their childhood and the colourful characters they've met in this line of work.

After stopping on a sandy beach for a buffet-style lunch, we make our way to Massage Waterfall where we take it in turns to be pummelled by a torrent of water cascading from the rocks high above.

After an early start and four hours of paddling, almost everyone falls asleep on the bus on the way back to a town that has become known as the adventure capital of Fiji – Pacific Harbour. This is the “other” side of Fiji, the place to come if you want to interact with the locals and gain access to a wide range of adventure activities. I'm staying at Uprising Beach Resort, a laid-back property that looks out over one of Fiji's finest beaches. Offering a range of accommodation from a backpacker-style bunkhouse to spacious, self-contained beachfront bures, it's the ideal base from which to explore the region. People flock here for the range of adventure activities on offer: white-water rafting, shark diving, horseriding, jetskiing, surfing, sailing, golf, game fishing, hiking, kite boarding and ziplining. I spoke to a guy who has dived all over the world and he said the shark dive here was the best he's done. No cage, just you sitting on the ocean floor while 5m tiger sharks slowly circle above. Gulp.

The following morning I try my hand at ziplining. Zip Fiji has built a 1km course comprising eight lines that range from 15 to 220m. What's impressive is that the platforms are suspended from the trees, not bolted into them, and the pathways for the lines were cleared by gently pulling the trees apart, not cutting them down.

After a quick safety briefing I'm flying Tarzan-style at 60 km/h through a lush canopy of towering rainforest. The whole experience takes about an hour and during a short hike between two of the lines, our guide Kitty points out some of the plants that the locals still use in their traditional medicines.

Pacific Harbour's Arts Village offers an entertaining tour that includes a canoe ride through ancient Fiji, a look around a chief's house and a show by the renowned Beqa firewalkers who walk barefoot across white-hot coals and perform a series of war dances. It's a reminder that as recently as 100 years ago, Fijian tribes would kill and eat their enemies. Now that's one adventure activity I'm happy to pass on.

19 July 2010

Long Live the Shark!

Long live the shark 

by Samuela Loanakadavu

Sunday, July 18, 2010
FIJI'S Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) is close to 1.3 million square kilometres compared to the land area of about 18,300 square kilometres.
With a population of about 850,000, more than half of our people live in rural areas - depending on land and sea for their survival.
Like most of the other parts of the Pacific, the most challenging food security towards the next 20 to 40 years is to sustain food production levels in line with food demand. In Fiji, marine lives are predominant given that we have more sea space than land. But too little has been done to protect it. EEZs are vast and the region is rich in coral reefs and marine life.
It also has unique biodiversity values.
Mangroves and coral reefs provide fish and shellfish for subsistence and commercial sale. Offshore waters provide fish for exports while coral islands and reefs support growing tourism industries.
In fact, our marine environment is under pressure from growing human populations and development.
Mismanagement of ocean resources is rife and new approaches are needed to assist communities, the private sector and national governments in sustainable development of marine resources.
Unfortunately, very few are taking their time to look into the very nature of our existence taking into account the livelihood of our children in the future.
While they enjoy their fish in meals, most are not aware of what is really happening to their food security.
The writing was on the wall in Galoa Island when I caught up with a group of man who had slaughtered 11 different sizes of two species of sharks.
I was stunned because I had never seen a large number of sharks caught in a single fishing trip in recent years.
It was also a shame to see the lack of awareness on what they were doing as their commercial need overgrew their care for the environment.
I discovered the problem was rooted in the lack of knowledge and mere ignorance.
It's a failure because there doesn't seem to be any laws against shark finning in Fiji and we probably have not considered the long term implications of the extinction of sharks.
Last year, Mike Neumann the owner of the Beqa Adventure Divers came to the fore advocating a ban on the shark fin trade. Mr Neumann believes sharks play a very important role in the survival of coral reefs which are home to other marine species.
"Sharks are keystone species, meaning they have a disproportionate effect on their environment relative to their biomass," he said.
"Such species affect many other organisms in an ecosystem and help to determine the types and numbers of various other species in a community."

More here on Fiji Times

12 July 2010

Fiji Surfing Decree Becomes Law

Island Surf Spots -- including those on Tavarua and Namotu -- now opened to all
By: Paul Holmes
  
There was no evidence of foot dragging in Fiji this week as the government moved swiftly to sign into law its Surfing Decree, making it effective July 9, 2010. Now anyone with a surfboard and a boat can access Cloudbreak and Restaurants on Tavarua, or Swimming Pools on nearby Namotu -- and any other surf spot that previously may have been restricted -- no fees, no fuss, no argument.

"Police ready to enforce Surfing Decree," headlined a story on FijiLive.com, with Richard Naidu reporting: "Fiji's police force says it is ready to enforce the provisions of a decree that provides unrestricted access to surfing and marine sports areas to tourists and locals alike. Police spokeswoman Ema Mua said the force will have to quickly understand the decree and provide enforcement."   

Indeed, those trying to shoo encroachers off their would-be exclusive surf spots face harsh penalties: a fine of $10,000 for a company or $1,000 for an individual, plus a possible two years in jail. If anyone is concerned that a world-class break like Cloudbreak will soon see the same kind of rough justice that constitutes crowd control at Pipeline, hold your judgment. A close reading of the Decree reveals that acts of localism will be subject to the same penalties.

But the Fiji Surfing Association's John Philp believes that it will never have come to any of that. Reached by phone today he said of the Decree: "We are very happy about it. It's in many ways a civil rights thing--you feel you're living here in your own country and yet you can't surf certain places. So local people are ecstatic about the new law." And, he hastens to emphasize, "We want to make this a win-win for everyone, including the surf resorts at Tavarua and Namotu. We are asking everyone to be cool. In this transition people need to behave responsibly and safely, so that everyone can enjoy the great waves."

11 July 2010

Fiji expected to experience a partial solar eclipse


Fiji is expected to experience a partial solar eclipse starting from around 5:15 this afternoon.

The NASA Website confirmed that there will be a total solar eclipse in the South Pacific region with French Polynesia falling directly in the path of the total eclipse.

It said that on Sunday, July 11th, the new Moon will pass directly in front of the sun, producing a total eclipse over the South Pacific and the path of totality stretches across more than a thousand miles of ocean, making landfall in the Cook Islands, Easter Island, a number of French Polynesian atolls, and the southern tip of South America.

Hundreds of Scientists and photographers from around the world have flocked in numbers to the Cook Islands to experience this phenomenon.

Weather permitting the partial eclipse will be visible in Fiji starting at around 5:15pm and finishes at around 5:45pm.

Story by: Roneel Lal - Fijiillage.com

8 July 2010

Surfers can access any area without paying - FijiTimes.com

Surfers can access any area without paying 

Timoci Vula - Fiji Times

Thursday, July 08, 2010
TOURIST and local surfers can, from Friday July 9 this year, access and use any surfing area in Fiji without having to pay or obtain permit or approval from any person.
The decree aims to encourage and promote Fiji as a premier surfing destination, promote surfing as a sport, maximise development and training of local talented surfers, and also for locals to engage more profitably in the surfing industry.
Head of the tourism ministry Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said the decree had been gazetted following Cabinet's approval on June 30, and it prohibited any exclusive use of any surfing area by any person.
"Any person who obstructs or prevents any person from accessing or using any surfing area for surfing or for any water sport, shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine and or imprisonment," Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said
He said previously, a number of surfing areas in Fiji were exclusively licensed to a couple of hotel operators, which deprived other tourists and Fijians access and use of these surfing areas.
He said numerous reports had been received of tourists and Fijian surfers being physically and violently harassed and assaulted for surfing at these exclusive surfing areas.
Responding to claims of a campaign by licence holders of current exclusive surf spots, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the free access and use of all surfing areas in Fiji to all tourists and Fijians provided an opportunity for all Fijians, including itaukei landowners in the proximity of these surfing areas, to profit directly and indirectly by way of engaging in businesses themselves.
"The surfing industry is a global USD$10 billion dollar business and Fiji is home to some world class breaks known throughout the surfing world. There is enormous worldwide interest in surfing in Fiji given the quality and range of surf breaks in Fiji," he said. "The Decree paves the way forward for all Fijians to now engage more profitably in the surfing industry as surf-tour operators, life savers, surfing-specialised hotels, backpacker resorts, and home stays."
Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said with the opening up of surfing in Fiji, there could be an additional 20,000 surfing tourists visiting Fiji each year, given the present 10 million plus surfers worldwide.
Meanwhile, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said any people who use any surfing area in Fiji for surfing or any water sport was required to ensure all surfing areas were utilised in a sustainable and environment-friendly manner, and that no other activity including fishing would be allowed in those areas.

Youths Take to the Waters

Josefa Makaba
Thursday, July 08, 2010

THE Fiji Hobie Class Racing Association will use this month's South Pacific Youth Hobie Challenge as part of its development program for local sailors to represent Fiji to future regional and international competitions.

The build-up starts with the inaugural South Pacific Hobie Youth Challenge in Suva on July 24-25.

Five local youth teams are currently being trained to represent the country in this competition.

The teams consist of youths from settlements in Jittu Estate in Raiwaqa and Kalekana in Lami.

The association says the teams are being groomed for top level competition and the 2011 Pacific Games.

The teams will compete against other Pacific island countries.

The Fiji Sailing Association intends to make the youth challenge an annual event and to be attended by most South Pacific countries.

Following the youth challenge will be the Air Pacific South Pacific Championships.

A training program will also be organised during the youth challenge whereby experienced sailors like Graham Southwick will share their knowledge of the sport.


3 July 2010

South Pacific Championships and Suzuki Fiji Hobie Challenge

eSouth Pacific Championships and Suzuki Fiji Hobie Challenge - www.sail-world.com

Hobie Fleet 252, Fiji has now extended their South Pacific Championships and Suzuki Fiji Hobie Challenge to now include South Pacific Hobie Youth Challenge and 2010 Worlds Training. New for 2010 is an inaugural annual Youth Team Challenge in Fiji on July 24 and 25, upon request by some South Pacific countries.

The event will be preceded and followed by three days of afternoon training sessions with some pretty impressive sailors, Grahame Southwick and Aaron Worrall amongst others, who will be here for Worlds training immediately prior to our events (mornings are reserved for school work) - how lucky are these kids!

Hobie Fleet 252 is planning to make this an annual event that coincides with Australasian school holidays going forward so we look forward to welcoming some Australian youth teams here in the very near future.

Event website click here
International Hobie Class Association website http://www.hobieclass.com/

BY Hobie