Viki is a qualified RYA Offshore Yachtmaster, former Director of Yachting New Zealand, founder of Women Who Sail New Zealand, Regional Rear Commodore - South Pacific for the Ocean Cruising Club, President of the Little Ship Club of Canterbury, former On Water Operations Manager for SailGP, a Seven Seas Cruising Association Cruising Station Host, and has a wealth of sailing experience under her belt. She has also been recognised for her services to the sailing community and has received a Yachting New Zealand Excellence Award in 2016 and the Ocean Cruising Club 2021 Award in 2021 for extraordinary service to the cruising community at large.
Island Cruising & Down Under Rally provides resources for cruisers wanting to prepare for long coastal or offshore voyages. We also run yacht cruising rallies around Australia, New Zealand and the islands of the South Pacific; namely Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonia, and further afield to French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Samoa & Niue.
Our rallies are designed to allow sailors to cruise the islands aboard their own boats, or assist as crew on someone else's boat. Although our rallies have typically attracted owners of sailing yachts, we welcome owners of offshore capable motor boats to join us too.