Fiji is a must on any round-the-world sailing jaunt. The harbour is crowded with yachts as seafarers take a break and stock up. At the end of October/beginning of November there is an unwritten now-or-never date for setting sail before the cyclone season begins. One day the harbour is a forest of swaying masts and two days later it is deserted. It is not that difficult to catch a ride to New Zealand or Australia on a yacht if you hang out at the harbour, check the bulletin boards and chat with people. Many yachtsmen are willing to have an extra hand on board.
I caught a lift to Auckland with two aging German nudists and a Swiss librarian – and it wasn’t at all as bad as it sounds. Three cosy weeks sailing the Pacific.
The Royal Suva Yacht Club is located in Korovou, on the northern edge of town. A short walk from downtown Suva.
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