Friday June 21, 2024: Tahiti

  • 2pm: Meet in the garden of Papeete City Hall, the Mairie de Papeete.
    Check in with our team at the committee booth and receive your welcome kit (information folder, skippers’ briefing documents, T-Shirts, etc.). Meet our partners from Tahiti, Australia, Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand and Vanuatu.
  • 3:30pm: Skippers’ briefing about navigation in Moorea and the Leewards islands.
  • 5:30pm to 7pm: Welcome speech & cocktail for fleet members offered by the South Pacific Sailing Network (SPSN). Live Polynesian dance and music.

Saturday June 22, 2024: Tahiti to Moorea

  • 10:30am: Rally/race (“cruise-in-company”) starts from Tahiti to Moorea.
    By 9:00 or 9:30 am sailboats should leave Papeete Harbor, Arue and Punaauia marinas, motoring to the pass of Papeete. Fleet will gather outside the main entrance to Papeete Harbor for the 10am start of this (no-pressure) sailing rally to Moorea’s Opunohu Bay. Start of the rally will be outside the coral reef of Papeete’s pass and in between two speedboats of the organizing committee. Finish line will be in the entrance pass of Opunohu Bay. Anchor inside the bay, in the moorings areas allocated by PGEM.
  • 5pm: Dinghy ashore on the floating pontoons of the small marina on the Kellum domain (Back of the bay).
    Sailors welcomed with music and flowers. Mingle with fleet members. Register your team for Sunday’s outrigger canoe races. Conference about traditional navigation.
  • 7pm: Optional dinner in the marina restaurant (with prior registration only).

Sunday June 23, 2024 : Moorea

  • 7am: Moorea fresh baguette delivered to each boat early in the morning.
  • 9am: Dinghy ashore for a fun day of traditional Polynesian sports
    in the magnificent botanical garden of Kellum’s estate. Local experts will demonstrate and cruisers can test their skills. The highlight of the day will be the six-person outrigger canoe races where cruisers join local paddlers in a series of races.
  • Noon: Optionnal lunch (Spit-roasted veal and polynesian buffet: 4000 XPF/pers with prior registration only).
  • 2:30pm : : Awards ceremony and Tahitian dance show.

Monday June 24, 2024 : Moorea

  • 9am : Presentation by SPSN partners of highly informative seminars on cruising Fiji, Tonga, New Zealand, and Vanuatu. Complimentary beverages and croissants.

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