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, 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 2017, starting with Tonga.
Margy and Monty hope you will follow them on Whistler and keep in touch by adding a “Comment”!
We enjoyed some good (windy) conditions for kiting in October at Nananu-I-Thake. Monty riding "switch" Local Fijians watching Monty as they commute passed the spit. Local cruise ship cutting between the kiters in the channel. Warren and Monty setting up for a downwinder from the lagoon to Safari [...]
We were told by our weather router that we had a reasonable weather window for sailing to New Zealand last week. It is still very cold (12-14 degrees) with frequent storms there but we wanted to take advantage of a good passage window if it presented itself. We motor-sailed west from the kiting spot at [...]
After a 3 day sail from Tonga in mid-September, we cleared into Savusavu, Fiji. It is a familiar town to us. We were lucky to meet up with friends on Marilyn and Mustang Sally. We reprovisioned and went out to some Chinese, Indian and Thai diners in town. Dining out is cheaper than eating on [...]
In early September, we set out on a daylight passage north from Foa in the Ha'apai Group to Neiafu, Vavau (Tonga) in early September. The distance is about 70NM. A satellite picture of the area in Tonga, with the Ha'apai Group to the south and Vavau Group to the north. Only one piece [...]
On a couple of occasions, we borrowed bikes from the Sandy Beach Lodge on Foa Island and rode to Pangai, a 14km distance on reasonable paved roads. This was a way to get to town to do our inter-island clearance with Tongan Customs and to pick up provisions without moving our boat from our little anchorage [...]