New Caledonia Groupama Race: It’s getting easier to visit Paradise!
Travelling overseas can be seen as a challenge in the current climate, but New Caledonia is a hop, skip, and a jump across the Pacific, and is readying to welcome travellers with open arms for the potential feeder races, and the New Caledonia Groupama Race itself, starting on 19 June.
|“We are waiting for a decree which should come out in the middle of the week”, stated Patrice Faure, the highest French Government representative in New Caledonia.
“The conditions for rule changes will be defined in this decree which should also establish the end of seven days of quarantine”.
Since the 24th of February in New Caledonia, all sporting events have been officially encouraged. These decisions should quickly lead to other rules lifting, in addition to changes to the duration of quarantine, we should also see an easing of restrictions for unvaccinated travellers.
At present 21 boats have registered for the next edition of the New Caledonia Groupama Race. The entry deadline for the race is 20 March, this will be extended so that international travellers have more time to know exactly what the rules and requirements will be.
Already 21 boats have registered, 17 are from New Caledonia. With boats from the Ponant Sydney to Noumea Yacht Race joining the fleet, more than 30 boats might be lucky enough to Race in Paradise in 2022.
Pictured are V5 and Wings, the first two foreign boats to register for the race. Most recently the multihull Rush Hour and the monohull Whisper, a RP62, have also joined the fleet.
Last week an event with approximately 300 people was organised at The Marina of Port Moselle, to introduce the 7th Edition of the New Caledonia Groupama Race to locals.