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”!
In addition to beautiful setting for whale-swimming, diving, free-diving courses, paddle-boarding, windsurfing and dining, Matafonua Lodge had the added attraction of kite-boarding. Monty in the shallow gybatorium with Whistler in the background. Sand spit on a windy day, with rescue boat on the left and Monty(centre) with the blue and green kite. [...]
No, not the Blue Lagoon featured in the movie, but the one in Tonga! We had been leery of trying this anchorage as the entrance sounded tricky, swell reportedly makes it over the reefs at high tide making it rolly and it is NOT a place to be in a blow. We had calm conditions [...]
Back up in the Vava'u Group, we heard on the net about a birthday beach party at Nuku Island celebrating a few September birthdays. I detected a Maritimer accent on the radio and gave S/V Serengeti a call. In deed Sue was originally from Hudson, Quebec, and had attended UNB. As I am also a [...]
We have been to the anchorage off Foa Island several times now. Darren and Nina at Matafonua Lodge have been very welcoming. Matafonua Resort has 10 fales, pronounced "falays", (sleeping huts) with shared bathroom facilities. The setting is quite beautiful with a large lagoon on the eastern side of the island and white sand beaches. [...]