Saturday, July 31, 2010

Fun in Savusavu

Last week the Town Council had a promotion running for 3 days in Savusavu, called Savusavu On Sale.

Most of the shop owners had tables out in front of their shops selling merchandise on sale. Others had stalls behind the Market place where out of town merchants set up stalls.

There was even a Ferris Wheel from Suva, especially brought in for the occasion. I took the photo just after it was set up.

In the evenings there was entertainment put on by groups of people, Fijian Mekes & Fire Walking was some of the items.

From all accounts I hear it was a success.
It brought more trade into the town, & gave everyone something different to do on those 3 days.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Kids Sailing in Savusavu

Kids sailing in Savusavu has a very good following.
Every Saturday morning Geoff is seen at the Copra Shed Marina, with a lot of the local children, teaching them the finer points of sailing.

He spends all his Saturdays, on the water around the Marina training & sailing with the children.

Over the years many children have passed through Geoff's training program, & a few going on to represent Fiji, in sailing overseas.

The last few weeks have also been busy for Ron, who has had the task of repairing all the damaged boats.

The club provides all these facilities, free to the children, so as to get them interested in the sport.

Businesses & cruising yachts make donations to the club to keep it in operation.
Geoff & the children also do fund raising, so are grateful for any donations.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Copra Shed Marina

The Copra Shed Marina has been a hive of activity all week, with the arrival of the group of yachts from the Blue Water Rally.

Apart from a tropical downpour on Sunday, the weather has been great, so tours were arranged for the crew & visitors, to enjoy some of the sights of Savusavu.

This morning a few of the boats started departing, & by tomorrow they should all be on their way to their next port.

We wish them all a safe journey, the Marina is starting to look a little bare now that they are on the way.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Yachts In Savusavu

Over the last 3 weeks there have been a great number of Yachts, sailing into the Port of Savusavu.

Copra Shed Marina has been really busy providing moorings, clearance & other facility's for all these cruising yachts.

First there was about 18 boats sailing around the world under the Ark banner, some of these boats were beautiful sailing machines.

No sooner had these yacht cleared the Port, when the group from New Zealand ICA sailed in from Tonga with 22 boats.

This group set off from New Zealand to cruise the Pacific Islands, after a week in Savusavu they made their way to Viti Levu.

From Wednesday the Blue Water Rally, another world cruising group, started arriving, by tomorrow the total number to arrive should be 26.
They also will stay a week, before continuing their world cruise.

Entertainment & tours have been organised while the boats are in port, to show them something of our town.