Sailing News from Yachting World Vanuatu

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The 2017 Cruising Season

We are having a really excellent cruising season here in Vanuatu in 2017 and have been warmly welcoming all visiting yachts from countries all over the world.

There are several cruising rallies that plan on visiting Vanuatu this year so if you are planning your cruise to Vanuatu now you might wish to visit the Rally websites and consider joining other yachts for your blue water passage. Rallies add a significant safty  factor to passages plus you have a chance to meet like minded people who might become life-long friends and make your cruise just that much more fun.

Visit our Rally page to read more.

Lukim Yu Cruisers Yacht Club

Yachting World is now home to the ' Lukim Yu Cruisers Yacht Club ' - with its base at the Cruisers Corner at the Waterfront Bar and Grill. It is a non profit organisation - and all Yachties are encouraged to join.

The World ARC Rally July 2017

The 2017 World ARC Rally arrived in Port Vila in July. We enjoyed greeting each participant in the rally and offered every yacht and every crew member our hospitality and fun parties and activities. The captains and crews had a terrific stay in Vanuatu.


The World Oyster Pacific Rally 2017

We are especially happy to see the World Oyster Rally return to Vanuatu in September. These serious but happy blue water sailors are on a round-the-world odyssey. It is so exciting to be included in their global cruising plans.

Island Cruising Association Pacific Rally 2017

The ICA's Pacific Circuit Rally visited Port Vila in 2017. Visit the ICA website for full details of the rally. Festivities started at the Waterfront Bar and Grill, Vila on Friday 18th August and the Rally Departed Vila Saturday 9th September.
We had lots of fun during both the arrival and departure festivities.

Go East Down Under Cruisers Rally

The 2017 Down Under "Go East" rally departed from The Boat Works at Coomera on the Gold Coast in Queensland on May 11th 2017 and headed for New Caledonia. After enjoying a cruise in New Caledonia's lagoon, some of the yachts sailed over to Vanuatu. To find out more and register an interest visit

Noumea Port Vila Yacht Rally

The Noumea to Vanuatu Yacht Rally departed Noumea on 23 September 2017 for Port Vila and returned to Noumea from Vanuatu on October 19th.

For more information visit the Cercle Nautique Caledonien website.