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Vava'u Blue Water Festival 2016

3rd Annual
Oct 1st to Oct 8th

2016 Sail Week Flyer (.pdf)

2016 Festival Flyer (.pdf)

Facebook: Vava'u Blue Water Festival

Representing the heart and soul of Tonga, the Vava'u Blue Water Festival is celebrated in October.

Want to stay in one of the safest cyclone harbours of the Pacific for the summer? the event is managed by the Vava'u Tourist Association, we have all the information, leave your boat here for upto 12 months. Haul out or moor your yachts.

We also have our Platinum Sponsors (Port Opua and Whangarei Marine Group) who want to encourage cruisers to hang a left and go down to God zone (New Zealand) for the summer, and then come back through Tonga next year! NZ Biosecurity/Quarantine officers are available for queries and assistance. Passage planning, weather information, NZ tourism and the kiwi lifestyle will all be discussed. The 7th Whangarei Vava'u Challenge Race a marina party are among the activities planned for all to enjoy. (See detailed schedule)

Registration fees are $50 TOP per adult and $25 TOP per child (ages 12-16), and no charge for children under 12.

Registration pack:3 tickets for the Marina party (per boat), 1 x Prize Dinner Voucher, NZ Border information pack, Whangarei and Port Opua Information,

Vava'u Blue Water Festival information

Pre-Registration Form
* Required fields

*Boat Name

Vessel Type

Length / HP

Skipper name

Crew Names 1

Crew Names 2

Crew Names 3

Crew Names , more

*Email Address

Boat Website/Blog

Will you consider taking any extra crew for the race?

Are you going to NZ?

Do you require information?

Do you have questions regarding immigration, customs, biosecurity, food?

How long will the boat be in NZ? Crew in NZ?

Please confirm you are human...

Once being a human is confirmed (above), select the correct answer to : 6 minus 3 equals what?


Customs/immigration/biosecurity info required

Video from The 2014 Festival: