The Great Southern Route : 2013 - 2014
GSR|87 PACIFIC Samoa Useful Statistics Independent State of Samoa OFFICIAL NAME: Samoa GOVERNMENT: Constitutional Monarchy LAND AREA: 2,842 km2 (1,097 sq miles) POPULATION: (est 2010) 183,081 CURRENCY: Tala (T) CLIMATE: Western Samoa has a tropical climate with two seasons. A dry season from May to October and a wet season from November to April. Occasional hurricanes may occur. The hottest month is December and the coolest is July. Average temperatures range from 22-30 o C (72-86 o F) all year. UTC: +13 INTL DIALLING CODE: +685 SUPeryACht ServICeS Betham Brothers Enterprises, Apia T: +685 22613 F: +685 23408 E: email@example.com Forum Shipping Agencies, Apia T: +685 20 345 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Samoa Ports Authority T: +685 64400 E: email@example.com W: www.spasamoa.ws Super Yacht Services Samoa TRANSAM Shipping T: +685 20628 M: +685 757 1234 E: firstname.lastname@example.org reCeNt SUPeryACht vIStOrS S/Y Georgia, Constance, Bullish, Adix, Andiamo, Van Diemen III, Mustang, VvS1, Island Voyager, Bleu de Nimes, Naia, Surprise APPrOXIMAte DIStANCe IN NM FrOM APIA tO: Suva 630’ Papeete 1,322’ Honolulu 2,285’ Sydney 2,360’ Palau 3,480’ USeFUl PUblICAtIONS Sail South Pacific – B & J Hepburn South Pacific Crusing – D Thatcher South Pacific Moon Handbook 8th Edition – David Stanley South Pacific Anchorages – Clay USeFUl WebSIteS www.visitsamoa.ws www.govt.ws www.samoa.co.uk www.samoa.travel www.samoanews.com Asau Apia SAMOA, formerly known as Western Samoa, comprises the two islands of Upolu and Savai’i, as well as several smaller islands. Savai’i is the largest but Upolu is the most developed and the centre of government and commerce. Robert Louis Stevenson was the first in a long line of famous travellers to be seduced by the Samoan way of life and today’s sailors can still find a Samoa whose ways have changed very little during the century since Stevenson lived here. Samoans are a typically open, friendly, welcoming and good-humoured people with great pride in their culture, traditions, history and nationhood. Samoan hospitality and generosity are widely noted. Cruising along the sheltered northern coast of the two main islands, superyachts can anchor off villages such as Asau on Savai’i, from where guests and crew can explore the interior of these verdant islands with their gushing waterfalls and lush rain forests. Asau is a well-protected anchorage, but only limited supplies are available. Apia Harbour is the perfect setting for mariners with lovely views of the surrounding mountains and easy access to the capital’s downtown district, although it offers little protection in strong winds. Downtown Apia sits overlooking the harbour and offers all yachting facilities as well as numerous restaurants and bars in the town. There is no marina catering to superyachts. Superyachts can berth alongside the port’s single cargo wharf when no ships are in or are expected.
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