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.

The 2018 Cruising Season was Magnificent

This was an absolutely wonderful cruising season in Vanuatu. We had such fun welcoming and helping cruising yachts from all over the world. The captains and crews were really nice and every single member of the Yachting World staff offers thanks and best wishes to all our cruising friends for the holiday season.

Come back again next cruising season, we miss you guys already..

We were delighted with the success of the 2018 cruising rallies that visited us.

Bravo to John and Leanne Hembrow, organizers of the Down Under Rallys. What a great job you've done! Go East and Go West cruisers from were so well organized and so into their cruising. It was such a pleasure to see how much fun they had here in Vanuatu. Everyone was well briefed, trained, and willing to help each other. We are positive every Down Under Rally participant will be remembering their cruise with smiles and laughs for many years to come. Thanks to all of the Go East Rally cruisers that decided to add Vanuatu to their adventures. And thank you John and Leanne for adding Vanuatu to your 2019 official rally schedule. See you next season.

Rallies really do 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.

There are several cruising rallies now getting their plans together to visit Vanuatu in 2019 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 2018

The 2018 World ARC Rally arrived in Port Vila in mid July with 38 yachts. We enjoyed greeting each participant in the rally and participating in the fun parties and activities. The captains and crews had a terrific stay in Vanuatu. We are looking forward to the return of the ARC in 2019.


The World Oyster Pacific Rally May 2018

We were especially happy the World Oyster Rally returned to Vanuatu in May with 19 yachts. 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. Visit the World Oyster Rally website for more information.

Go East Down Under Cruisers Rally

The 2018 Down Under "Go East" rally departed from the Gold Coast in Queensland in May and sailed to New Caledonia. After enjoying a cruise in New Caledonia's lagoon, some of the yachts sailed over to Vanuatu. There will be a brand new NC2V Rally in 2019 to make the New Caledonia to Vanuatu voyage even more fun. To find out more and register an interest in the 2019 Go East Down Under Cruisers Rally visit