Sailing News from Yachting World Vanuatu

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Yachting Discount for Marina Apartments

Yachting World is excited to offer our visiting yachts a very special 15% discount on furnished apartments at the Waterfront Quays. Your crew, family or visitors can stay ashore in an apartment overlooking the marina while your yacht is in Port Vila; a happy break from live-aboard-life. For more about the apartments visit the Waterfront Quays Port Vila Apartment website.

All Vanuatu Ports of Entry are closed to all vessels except cargo vessels until further notice due to the pandemic. We will - you can be sure - be notifying our cruising friends as soon as the ports re-open.

The 2019 Cruising Season

We had a truly wonderful cruising season in Vanuatu in 2019. Lots of fun welcoming and helping cruising yachts from all over the world. Every single member of the Yachting World staff offers best wishes for all our cruising friends who visited us this year.

This year, especially, made us realize how much value sailors get from joining a rally. Rallies add a significant safety  factor to passages, plus participants have a chance to meet like minded people who might become life-long friends and make the cruise just that much more fun. We were truly impressed with both the DownUnder Rally and the Island Cruising NZ Rally this year. Wow! Talk about sailing enjoyment and friendship!

Both these rallies visit Vanuatu every 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.

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 2019

The 2019 World ARC Rally arrived in Port Vila in July with 28 yachts. Everyone had a great time at the welcome party and the many activities organised for participants here in Efate. Find out about the World ARC Rally for 2020


The Down Under Rally 2019

The GoEast 2019 Down Under Rally organized a special NC2V rally from New Caledonia to Vanuatu. The yachts arrived at Aneityum in August and enjoyed some wonderful cultural experiences there and at Tanna and Erromango before arriving here in Port Vila. Down Under Rally also organized a rally for yachts heading from Vanuatu to New Caledonia and on to Australia. The DownUnder Rally plans for an even better rally in 2020! For more invormation visit

The Island Crusing NZ Rally 2019

The New Zealand based Island Cruising NZ Rally arrived in Port Vila in late August with 37 yachts. They are planning TWO rallies for 2020! Check out the Island Cruising NZ website for the latest information.