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The Vaimiti
Our home away from home, the Vaimiti is entirely unique because she combines the highest standards in comfort and luxury with the highest standards in performance sailing.

Vaimiti's rig has been carefully designed to ensure an easy handling whilst under sail (over 1250 sqm sails). Her fully equipped sailing gear can be hydraulically controlled from the helmsman's steering console. The two keels and the ballast tanks system guarantee stability and a comfortable cruise for the guests.

For specification and a picture gallery of the Vaimiti, click here.

The Rolex Sydney Hobart Race
Daniel and one other brave soul have signed on to join a crew for the 2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race departing Dec 26th, 2008. The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2008 will start on 26 December and will be conducted on the waters of Sydney Harbour, the Tasman Sea, Storm Bay and the Derwent River.

Over the past 63 years, the Rolex Sydney Hobart has become an icon of Australia's summer sport, ranking in public interest with such national events as the Melbourne Cup horse race, the Davis Cup tennis and the cricket tests between Australia and England. No yachting event in the world attracts such huge media coverage — except, of course, the America's Cup and the Volvo Ocean Race — than does the start on Sydney Harbour. And the others only happen every four or five years.

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Tucker's Point Club
Distinctly Bermudian in style and character, with an uncompromising emphasis on privacy and luxury, Tucker's Point Club rivals the finest resort communities in the world. Set on 200 acres of rolling hillsides in Tucker's Town that overlook a glorious turquoise sea, the Club offers a unique brand of comfort and sophistication for those who appreciate the special charm and lifestyle of Bermuda. Tucker's Point invites you to take a tour of the Club and its glittering array of amenities and exquisite residences. Welcome to the best of Bermuda.

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Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas
The Atlantis Resort is a legendary and lavish property on Paradise Island, near Nassau in the Bahamas and just a hop from Florida. An amazing place prior to 2007, The Atlantis added the AquaVenture waterpark, The Cove luxury lodgings, and The Reef Atlantis beachside tower with kitchen-equipped suites.

The Atlantis now has a 97-acre "waterscape" with over 20 million gallons of lagoons, pools, waterfalls, not to mention its giant subterranean aquariums, all adding up to the "largest marine habitat in the world".

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Blancaneaux Lodge, Belize
This serene and secluded hideaway is tucked into the remote Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve in western Belize on a plateau at 1500 feet elevation. Charter flights are available from Belize City and from Chan Chich Lodge directly to the airstrip at Blancaneaux.

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Rio on Pools, Belize
Just off the main road in the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve, before reaching Augustine Village, lies the picnic shed and parking area of the popular Rio On Pools. The soothing sounds of cascading water are heard as visitors approach the picnic site. The picture revealed from the riverbank high above is absolutely breathtaking.

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Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Belize
The reserve was formed primarily as a community-based initiative due to concern over the high level of uncontrolled, often destructive fishing and diving activities in the area. Reserve status was also called for by international organizations such as the New York Zoological Society (NYZS) and Peace Corps, due to the unique formation of the channel, the abundant fishery resources (including conch and lobster) and the feasibility of including an interlinked system of coral reef, seagrass and mangrove habitats in this area.

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Charles Darwin Research Station, Galapagos
Charles Darwin Research Station is a primarily a center for evolutionary and ecological research established in 1964 and works with the Galapagos National Park Service protecting the Galapagos Islands and Galapagos Marine Reserve.

The Research Station has carried out a vast range of activities and made remarkable achievements, from research into land and marine lives and ecology to activities more directly related to the conservation of the Islands' nature, including the protection and propagation of then-endangered elephant tortoises. Charles Darwin Research Station attests to harmonious coexistence with the nature on the volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean, while combining scientific research on the evolution of life forms on earth and environmental protection.

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Islands of the Pacific
Take 1,400 remote specks of land, colonize them with migrant species, then wait a few millennia. That's the recipe for biodiversity in the tropical Pacific.

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Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush of tandem parachuting while on vacation in New Zealand. Tandem Skydiving high above the spectacular scenery of the alpine resort of Destination Queenstown in the South Island and the unique geothermal and cultural region of Destination Rotorua in the North Island. Or train to be a Sport Skydiver yourself with an Accelerated Freefall Course, no prior training needed.

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