Fiji to Vanuatu
*** THIS VOYAGE WAS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT HERE ***
Fiji, with its rich island culture, rainforests, beautiful beaches, lagoons and palm-lined shores will be a picturesque start to this leg. We will collaborate with local organisations to investigate the plastic pollution on the island. This will provide an insight into the issues it faces in terms of the environmental impact and waste management. Fiji is famed for its rich marine life and so as we depart to sail the 600 nautical miles to Vanuatu we should be treated to some interesting wildlife spotting!
Whilst at sea we will be carrying out our scientific research programme and engaging in discussion and workshops around solutions. After just less than 5 full days offshore we will arrive at a group of 82, relatively small islands called Vanuatu. Vanuatu is a nation of over 80 islands which are volcanic in origin and feature long narrow coastal plains. This provides a strong connection between the islanders and the sea, so it will be a valuable experience to step ashore to raise awareness by sharing our findings.
Day 1: Leg 12 guest crew arrive.Suva, Fiji
EVENT: Waste survey and clean-up.Suva, Fiji
Day 2: Planned departure towards Vanuatu.Suva, Fiji
Sailing, science, talks and adventures at sea!
Day 7: Planned arrival into Vanuatu.Port Vila, Vanuatu
EVENT: Outreach Talk - Stories of science, sailing and solutions!Port Vila, Vanuatu
Day 8: Leg 12 guest crew depart.Port Vila, Vanuatu