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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Vuda Point Marina, Fiji as a cyclone hole?

Fiji's Vuda Point Marina is considered by many as the one of the better cyclone holes in the South Pacific.  Category 4 cyclone Evan put it to the test with a direct hit.

A number of sailors rode out the storm aboard their vessels in Vuda Point Marina.  Here are links to their stories, photos and videos.

s/v Island Bound- Storm updates in the teeth of the storm sent via SSB.
http://svislandbound.blogspot.com/2012/12/2012-12-19.html

s/v Zulu- great photos of cyclone damage to Fiji's Vuda Point Marina.  http://zuluboat.blogspot.com/2012/12/hurricane-evan-hits-fiji-category-5.html

s/v Purrfection- A short and frantic video from Vuda Point Marina.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koNPnoUNlzE

s/v Red Sky- A short clip from the cockpit.
http://youtu.be/gh6S9D6Hs8A

Port Denarua Marina just across the bay suffered lots of damage 
https://m.facebook.com/denaraumarina?id=122429124492844&_rdr#!/denaraumarina?ref=stream&%24MURI__user=0


Video from across the bay at Port Denarua