Tahiti Pearl Regatta
From Wednesday May 17, 2023 to Saturday May 20, 2023
The annual 5 day Tahiti Pearl Regatta, one of the most beautiful, festive, media covered regattas in some of the most stunning waters of the world, gathers over 40 local and international teams.
The Tahiti Pearl Regatta known as TPR, as emerged as one of the most beautiful, festive and extensive media coverage regatta of Pacific islands. Held every year in one of the most beautiful waters of the world, in the heart of French Polynesia, it gathers over 40 local and international teams, for 5 days of races and festivities.
A sailing festival in the Leeward Islands of French Polynesia was the original idea of the Tahiti Pearl Regatta, created in 2004 by a group of friends.
Deal. Over the years, the “TPR”, as the sailors call it, has become the most beautifun regatta of the Pacific island, and has risen to the rank of international nautical event. It attracts international crews each year in search of an extraordinary experience.
An itinerante regatta
In a warm and authentic atmosphere, the “TPR” takes place with the sound of Polynesian percussions with offshore stages in the South Pacific, or in lagoons with captivating colors, and festive stops on the islands or motu (islets along the coral reef). A real invitation to share the taste of life and the sense of the Polynesian feast.
The itinerary changes each year, and allows to discover the islands of Raiatea (the sacred island, which is also the Island of Sailing) and Tahaa that share the same lagoon, and Bora Bora or Huahine alternately, one year on the other.
A festive regatta
The Tahiti Pearl Regatta proudly claims its festive dimension to the program: a race village, off the race, traditional dance performances and fire jugglers, dancing and costumed parties on the beach or the motu…. Sharing, conviviality and meeting are the values that serve as the thread of the TPR’s festive program every year.
Open to everyone and to every boat
The TPR is open to all kind of sailing boats (single hulls, catamarans, trimarans, private boats, charters on transpacific stopovers, team or racing boats, etc.) without size limitation, ruled by the WS racing rules. This special format allows participation both passionate sailors that novice sailors in the world of competitive sailing.
The participants can register in one of the following racing category:
- Monohull Racing (race division 1 or 2) for monohulls with rating certificate HN Osiris ;
- Multihulls Racing for multihulls having a Multi2000 rating certificate;
- Outrigger sailing canoes for Holopuni & Va’a Taie;
- Cruising for boats without a certificate and crews wishing to enter only 3 races.
TPR racing modes registered boats will score in corrected time, those in the Cruising category will be score from their real time.