Friday, June 22nd, 2018: Tahiti

Boats can be berthed at the new Marina downtown Papeete, at your own expense.

  • 2:00-5:00 pm: At Marina office – Papeete
    Meet with our team at the committee booth and receive your welcome kit (information
    folder, briefing documents, T-shirts and partners gifts). Discover parts of the Polynesian culture of Tahiti through several booths, handcraft and exhibits. Meet our partners from Tahiti, Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand and New Caledonia.
  • 3:30 pm: Skippers briefing sailing conditions in the Leewards islands
  • 5:30 to 7 pm: Welcome cocktail in front of the Marina office
    Polynesian skippers blessing ceremony. Speech and briefing for rally participants. Cocktail reception with handmade flower leis for all and a dance performance.
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Satursday, June 23rd, 2018: Tahiti to Moorea

  • 10:00 am: Sailing boats leave Papeete Harbor, Arue or Punaauia marinas, motoring to the pass of Papeete
    • Fleet gathers outside the main entrance to Papeete Harbor for the start of a (no pressure) sailing rally to Moorea’s Cook’s Bay.
    • Start of the rally outside the coral reef of Papeete’s pass and in between two speed-boats of the organizing committee.
    • Arrival line in the pass of Cook’s bay. Anchor inside the bay, in the PGEM allocated moorings area.
  • 4:30 pm: Dinghy to the Aimeo Hotel
    Welcomed with music and flowers.Mingle with fleet members. Register your team for the canoe race on Sunday.
  • 5:00 to 6:30 pm: Cocktail offered by the South Pacific Sailing Network
    Followed by presentation shows of our partners from Northland New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji about their sailing area.
  • 7:00 pm: Enjoy performances of local dance group and ukulele musicians
    Dancing after the show if you wish. A specially-priced dinner will also be offered by the hotel. Cost is 2500 XPF with prior registration only.
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Sunday, June 24th, 2018: Moorea

  • 7 am: Moorea Fresh baguette delivered to each boat early in the morning
  • 9 am: A fun day of traditional Polynesian sports
    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: Optional traditional «Ma’a» luncheon including many classic Polynesian dishes
    Cost is 3500 XPF with prior registration only
  • 2:30 pm: Awards ceremony / learn to dance Tahitian style to live music
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