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Speakers' Series - Sailing in the Solomon Islands

  • 2019-11-28
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM



    With Lionel Dobson and Barbara Erickson

In 2015, Bluewater Cruising Association Members Lionel Dobson and Barbara Erickson discovered that tourists and offshore cruisers rarely make the effort to visit the Solomon Islands so, since they were in Vanuatu after four years of cruising west through the Pacific, they decided to sail there in their yacht 'Sea Whisper' for the 2015-16 cyclone season. They were hoping to visit very isolated places where few yachts or Westerners had ever been and they succeeded! Lionel and Barbara will tell us how they came to appreciate the very special culture and traditions of the islands while enjoying some fabulous opportunities to scuba dive and snorkel amid magnificent reefs, passes and drop-offs.  They learned about the history of the area and saw the rusting remnants of the largest sea battle in the world during WWII, the South Pacific Sea Battle.

The talk begins at 1915 and a buffet will be served at 1800.  If you wish to come to the buffet please contact our staff and make a reservation.  The cost of the buffet is $30, including taxes and gratuity.

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