Fiji Musket Cove
Musket Cove Yacht Club located on Malolo Lailai Island in the Mamanuca Islands of Fiji is both one of the easiest and one of the most difficult yacht clubs to join. For while membership is conditionally granted to anyone that arrives at the Musket Cove Yacht Club office, the condition is that you must have sailed into Fiji from another country, and not just another port in Fiji. Therefore, membership in the Musket Cove Yacht Club is a statement in itself of having accomplished a significant number of sailing miles in the South Pacific. Membership is for life, and the onetime lifetime fee is an extraordinarily reasonable 1 Fijian Dollar for the Captain and 5 Fijian Dollars for each crew member. Membership at the Musket Cove Yacht Club is honored for reciprocity at many worldwide yacht clubs, making this yacht club membership fee one of the best values in the world, if not counting, of course, the cost and time to sail to Fiji from another South Pacific country!
Musket Cove – Fiji
Anchored in Musket Cove usually are cruising yachts from all over the world as this is a great stop on a worldwide voyage. Musket Cove Marina offers dockage for smaller cruising yachts and mooring balls. There are shower facilities, propane gas refills, diesel fuel and self serve laundry facilities, which are all hard to come by when cruising through the South Pacific and therefore welcomed by most worldwide cruising sailors. The Trader Shop offers a good selection on groceries and ice and on the marina grounds is a Tiki hut that can be used for barbeques with old or new friends met in the anchorage.
Musket Cove Yacht Club Welcome Sign
Musket Cove Yacht Club will serve as a mail stop for an additional charge for world cruisers and also offers a dinghy dock, water, garbage bins, telephones, fax and email. However no longer is the name of the yacht associated with a new member carved into the overhead beam, as that beam is full, and a great testament to the number of yachts that have been in Musket Cove over many years. Every September, the yacht club organizes and sponsors the week long Fiji Regatta which draws both locals and worldwide cruisers.
Along with the Musket Cove Yacht Club there is also the Musket Cove Island Resort with single room bures, multi room villas, a restaurant, bar, spa, and gift shop that sells yacht club items. There is also a dive shop, offering diving and snorkeling, and other water toys and a very nice beach. Membership in the Musket Cove Yacht Club gives the right to use the resort facilities.
Musket Cove Yacht Club is well known to yachtsmen that have cruised through this area and should be a stop on a yacht charter through the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands.
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