Whistler is a PDQ Antares 44i catamaran, built in Ontario, Canada in 2007. In the spring of 2015, while docked in New Zealand, she was bought by Margy and Monty. She was renamed “Whistler”, where her new owners met and spent their weekends skiing and golfing.
M&M split their time between S/V Whistler and Whistler, British Columbia. In 2015, they sailed to Fiji and in 2016 and 2017, to Tonga and Fiji. For the cyclone season, they have kept the boat in New Zealand.
They look forward to another cruising season in the South Pacific in 2018, starting with Fiji.
Margy and Monty hope you will follow them on Whistler and keep in touch by adding a “Comment”!
Fiji Customs allow yachts to stay in the country for 18 months, but Immigration only allow visitors 4 months. Our visas were going to expire in 3 1/2 weeks so we had to leave the country or apply for a visa extension. We were told it was a fairly simple process but could take some time. [...]
After a couple nights on a mooring at Port Denarau, we got our raw water pump fixed. It was not expensive, only an hour's labour and some parts, and they returned it in "like-new" condition. Raw water pump after service Raw water pump after service Monty replacing the raw water [...]
Fifty-two days at Nananu-I-Cake! A sufferer of "itchy anchor syndrome", who would have guessed I (Margy) would have let Whistler remain in the same anchorage for that long? It was an interesting and active time for us. We arrived at Nanana-I-Cake Island (pronounced Nananu-I-Thake) with S/Y Fusio on June 21st. For a few days, it [...]
After finishing our Advanced Open Water Dive Course in Savusavu, we headed south. We planned on following our sister boat, Exit Strategy, to Fulaga, 200NM south in the Southern Lau Group. About 20 miles south of Savusavu Bay, we reassessed our itinerary. It looked like it was going to be a long slog, motoring much [...]
While eating spaghetti on Monday night, Monty's crown fell off (his tooth)! Luckily, he didn't swallow it. We were on our boat near the kiting spot off Nananu-I-Cake, 150 miles by car or a two-day sail from any major Fijian centre. The blue dot is where we were anchored. We immediately sent messages to [...]