Masters in Paradise
The Vanuatu Rowing Association will hold the 2017 “Masters in Paradise” rowing regatta over Sunday 15 and Monday 16 October 2017 on the stunning Erakor Lagoon at Port Vila, Vanuatu. The inaugural event held in 2014 was a huge success with over 62 rowers from Australia, New Zealand and Vanuatu, as well as another 30 international spectators and officials. MIP 2015 and 2016 were also extremely successful with the venue moving to the other end of the lagoon.
This year we will be hosting the event at the recently opened Ramada Resort – situated perfectly on the first lagoon with a stunning beach and pool – see photo below.
A brief writeup of the event by can be seen on the World Rowing website.
Registrations for 2017 will open shortly, all bookings must be done through our Australian or New Zealand agents, even if you are organising your own flights or accomodation. Due to boat availability and the desire to keep the event at a more personal size, we are restricting rower numbers to 85. Because of this we reserve the right to close off entries and/or ballot for the limited places should that be necessary.
While only seven years old, the Vanuatu Rowing Association and the Port Vila Rowing Club has exploded onto the sporting scene in Vanuatu. While spearheaded by a small number of determined ex-patriots, the club is now dominated by ni-Vanuatu members who can be seen training each morning on the warm and tranquil Erakor Lagoon.
The big news for 2016 was having Vanuatu’s first Olympic Rower , Luigi Telembe competing at the Rio Olympics. For a rowing club just 7 years old with limited access to coaches and race practice, this was a huge success and in part due to the funds we raise from MIP each year.
Lukem yufala lo Vanuatu lo manis October 2017 nomo (See you in Vanuatu in October 2017) Regatta Organisers Vanuatu Rowing Association (Inc)