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THE SAILING PROJECT
The sailing voyage from Bora Bora to Fiji is the second leg of the world circumnavigation of the catamaran Spalax 2. Spalax 2 set sail from the Caribbean island of St. Martin in February 2017 and completed the first leg of its global circumnavigation in July 2017 in Bora Bora. Check out thepictorial account of the first leg here.
But high adventure on the high seas continues in 2018 with the second leg from Bora Bora to Fiji. This will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to commune with nature and discover distant exotic tropical lands. Also, those who are motivated to go beyond their comfort zone as sailors or skippers will have a chance to do just that. Using a hands-on approach, Captain Marjan will teach you how to:
- hoist and trim sails
plot and set the course
use the gps plotter
steer the boat at night
negotiate a tight channel into a lagoon
catch a yellow-fin tuna and much, much more.
The voyage from Bora Bora to Fiji is also ideal for those who want to do absolutely nada, except enjoy the sun, the warm, crystal clear waters of a tropical lagoon, drink fresh coconuts, dig into the freshest tuna steak they will ever taste and, of course, savor the legendary crepes suzettes flambees courtesy of Captain Marjan.
HOW TO JOIN THE CRUISE
Are you ready for an adventure of your life? You can join me on one or several legs of the first half of my world circumnavigation.
Use my e-mail address email@example.com or text me at 0045 1754581948 for more information.
OF THE WORLD CIRCUMNAVIGATION
Bora Bora – Maupihaa – Aitutaki – Palmerston – Niue – Vava’au – Ogea Driki – Viti Levu
Stage one :: Bora Bora to Maupihaa, departure – 9 am, 15 July (overnight sail)
World-renowned island of Bora Bora is a tropical paradise at its best; swimming, snorkeling, cycling, exploring, the works …
Maupihaa is an atoll of a population of only 10 souls living off coconuts, coconut crabs and seafood from the lagoon.
Aitutaki is one of the most popular Cook islands belonging to New Zealand.
Stage three :: Aitutaki to Palmerston, departure – 3 pm, 27 July (two-day sail)
Willian Marsters arrived on Palmerson with his three wives in 1863 and today his 50 descendants call this remote atoll their home.
Stage four :: Palmerston to Niue, departure – 9 am, 1 August (three-day sail)
Fancy cave snorkeling in the incredibly crystal clear waters of Niue? Join the crew of Spalax 2.
The island certainly lives up to its name: Vava’au. It sounds suspiciously like the cry of pure joy when you swim with a hunchback whale in the lagoon of this atoll.
Ogea Driki is an uninhabited island in the eastern part of Fiji used for farming and fishing.
Stage seven :: Ogea Driki to Viti Levu, Fiji, departure – 9 am, 21 August (two-day sail)
Fiji and its largest island Viti Levu hold many secrets for you to discover and explore.
Spalax2 is a Lagoon 400 catamaran built in 2011. It features all the expected amenities of modern living. Here is detailed information on the Cat.
Why a catamaran? There are several advantages of a cat over a conventional monohull sailboat. A cat provides much more living space down below as well as up top. Since it has two hulls, it is much more stable on the water, reducing the risk of sea sickness. It is also much faster under sail than the monohulls and has a very shallow draft, so it can get very close to those pristine tropical beaches fringing the shallow lagoons.
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