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Independence Day Parade


This weekend we celebrate Vanuatu Independence Day with the traditional anything that floats sailpast parade through town.

VCYC Independence Day Sailpast Parade & Family Day

The Vanuatu Cruising Yacht Club and Port Vila sailors are once again hosting the annual Vanuatu Independence Day boat parade on Saturday 30 July 2016.

Besides being great fun this colourful and noisy parade through town is an important day on the sailing social calendar.

Details of the parade and celebrations this Saturday are:-

  • 9.30am - Small boats meet and launch from the yacht club / Port Vila Boatyard (next to the temporary wharf)

  • 10.30am – All boats meet at Paray Bay (the anchorage area in front of Origin Gas)

  • 11.00am – Start of boat parade through town, to Numba One Café and around Iriki Island before returning to Port Vila Boatyard

  • 11.45am till 6.30pm – Family day with bar and BBQ at Port Vila Yacht Club

Everyone with a boat, canoe, yacht or anything else that floats is invited to join the parade.

Participants should please dress in national colours, bring Vanuatu national flags as well as whistles or anything else to make a lot of noise whilst on the water.

Kids (and adults) are also reminded to bring a good stock of water bombs for the traditional water bombing during the parade!

Please Note: To allow for family time and to recover from the Independence Day celebrations there will be no organised sailing this Sunday.

For more information on the Independence Day parade day please phone Paul Pettitt on 7767360.

We look forward to you, your family and friends joining us at the VCYC this weekend.

VCYC Scribe
Phone: 7767360 / 22909



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