We are in the process of finalising the last details for the 2011 Air Pacific Oceania Championships and the Suzuki Fiji Hobie Challenge from 3rd to 13th August so stay tuned over the next week for updates regarding the NOR, accommodation, flight specials etc.
So what's the plan for this year?
Well, it all starts in Pacific Harbour for the now 3-day course racing Air Pacific Champs, followed by some interesting swings and turns as the 5-day long distance Suzuki Hobie Challenge heads up the South Coast with 2 lay days of sun, sand, surf at a gorgeous resort where there'll be recuperation time (for the non-sailors, that's sailor speak for rum drinking time).
After the lay day, we head off north again to Treasure Island (by popular request) for 4x nights. Yet more sun, sand, surf and massages....sigh, it's a tough life! And Beachcomber Island's bar is only a swimmable distance away......need I say more?
The last day of racing will head down towards the Sofitel Resort on Denerau Island for the prize giving night. The airport is only 20 mins away and with 7 resorts in a row and Port Denerau, there'll be no shortage of rum.
Families and friends are more than welcome - we've got ground transport organised, nannies for the kids, spa discounts, zip lining, white water rapids, diving and fishing available and some of the most gorgeous beaches and waters in the world.
Confirmed Entries so far:
Pete Dubbelaar (Aust)
David Lovell / Nick King (Aust)
Mike Montague (USA)
Geoff Rowden / Rosie Phelan (Aust)
Bruce Tardrew / Sarah Turnbull (Aust)
Fletcher Warren / Georgia Warren-Myers(Aust)
James Wierzbowski (Aust)
Bob Engwirda / Worsty (Aust)
Kerli Corlett / Ali Corlett (Aust)
Didier Arnould (Tahiti)
Didier Arnould #2 (Tahiti)
Mick Butler / Junior Butler(Aust)
Shayne +Lt Torika Brodie(Fiji)
Special Guests: Fossil & Mrs. Fossil(PNG)
Andrew Springford (NZ).....we are waiting to hear from you!
That leaves only 2 boats left so if you're up for 10 days of great sailing (ask last year's competitors about the Royal Davui Squall......)