With most tourists and visitors flying into the country, New Zealander Sarah Jane preferred to make her second visit to Fiji special by taking part in the ANZ Auckland to Denarau Ocean Race 2010.
She was at Port Denarau in Nadi having a blast of a time with her fellow crew members of of the Lion New Zealand.
The daughter of the world renowned yachtsman and environmentalist, the late Sir Peter Blake, she said she loved sailing.
“Above all I am proud to have raced on the 25-year-old vessel which did a round the world sail,” she said.
“I am proud and feel privileged to have been part of a historic yacht,” she said.
Sarah said this was her second visit to Fiji and she was captivated by the island paradise.
She said she had been greeted with a warm Bula and the renowned Fijian hospitality.
Sarah said Fiji was considerably warmer than New Zealand.
“I would like to explore the mountainous terrains and see what the countryside is like.
“I am into adventurous sports such as sailing and mountain climbing and would like to explore this island nation,” she said.
Sarah said she had taken part in the yacht race from Auckland to Noumea last year and it was her first time to be in a yacht race to Fiji.
She said she looked forward to being part of more ocean races to Fiji.
Fiji Sun – NANDIKA CHAND