Saturday, November 13, 2010

Big Weekend in Savusavu, Fiji

 This past weekend, Savusavu in Fiji hosted the Fiji National Outrigger paddling Regatta.  Fiberglass OC6 canoes were racing but I was more interested in the sailing canoes that came from Rabi Island.  Rabi Island is populated with people from Banaba in Kiribati and their canoes are built in the Kiribati style.

 The 75' Uto-ni-Yalo, recently returned from a cruise through New Zealand and most of Polynesia was also in town for the week.
Savusavu is one of my favorite South Sea towns.  A well protected anchorage, wonderful people, good food and plenty of cold beer. Thanks to Leanne Hunter for the photographs.


  1. OK, so it's not totally perfect. You'd have to travel quite a ways to some outer reefs for good surf.

  2. Damn. I was JUST in SavuSavu while sailing across the Pacific a few months back. Ask the paddling guys there if they remember a cruiser with a big paddle/sailing Tattoo on his arm. Wish we could have linked up. I would have loved to do some outrigger sailing there. Maybe someday.
    I'm still getting emails with questions about our trimarans that we built for the Watertribe Race.