Originally Posted by goboatingnow
does the recent estabhlistment of the reserve further hamper cruisers ability to visit
Dave, The establishment of the marine
reserve has not altered the rules allowing yachts to visit Chagos
, not yet anyway. Chagos
is amazing. If you can get there while it is still open to cruisers, go. Check out our blog for lots of gorgeous (if I do say so myself) pictures: http://matairea.blogspot.com/search/label/Chagos
And just to clear up some confusion in the other responses . . . the rule
makers went out of their way to emphasize that the establishment of the reserve would in no way prohibit the Chagosians from returning. Their case is still pending before the European Court of Human Rights, which will be decided in the next few months.