Whistler is a PDQ Antares 44i catamaran, built in Ontario, Canada in 2007. In the spring of 2015, Margy and Monty bought her in Whangarei, New Zealand. They renamed her “Whistler”, where they met and spent their weekends skiing and golfing over the previous 30 years.
They split their time between S/V Whistler and their home in Whistler, Canada. Since 2015, they have sailed up to Fiji and Tonga each cruising season and returned to New Zealand for the cyclone season.
They look forward to another cruising season in the South Pacific in 2019, starting with Minerva Reef and Tonga.
They hope you will follow them on Whistler and keep in touch by sending a message or adding a “Comment”!
On July 29th, Wallis & Futuna celebrate Territory Day marking the anniversary of the 1961 signing of the agreement between France and Wallis & Futuna. It was a big event so we attended with Mark and Jill from S/Y Excel, a yacht from Marlborough NZ, and two French yachts. The kick-off was a lengthy catholic [...]
We decided to take advantage of an improving weather forecast and do a land tour of Uvea, the main island of Wallis. Muddling through in French with the rental agency, we booked a small SUV for a Saturday. We invited Kat and George from Scoot to join us for the day. Wallis has no tourist [...]
We heard there were a few good snorkel spots so we set out to explore them. In calm conditions, Devil's Hole was about 12 minutes by dinghy from the anchorage off Ile Fugalei. It was a deep pool surrounded by wall of coral. A second site was to the south. Devil's Hole is the top [...]
Why Wallis? We wanted to experience something different from Tonga and Fiji, geographically and culturally. We also heard there were some kiteboarding spots. Where is Wallis? The island group sits in the South Pacific around 13º 17' South and 176º 10' West. It lies about 350 miles north-east of Fiji and 250 miles west of [...]
We waited in a safe, sandy anchorage off Ha'apai Beach Resort near Pangai for a couple of nasty troughs to pass through. Buckets of rain fell and gale-force winds briefly whipped up. Whistler's Anchor Watch showing the boat dancing around the anchor counter-clockwise. Once the weather settled, we headed up to Foa Island. In 2017, [...]