Created in 2004 by a group of friends brought together by the late Henri Dejust in the Raiatea Regatta association, the Tahiti Pearl Regatta continues to draw sailors to the most beautiful waters in the world every year.
Over the years, the “TPR”, as the sailors call it, has become the most beautiful regatta of the island Pacific, and has become an international nautical event. Every year, it attracts local and international crews in search of an extraordinary experience.
The 15th edition of the Tahiti Pearl Regatta will take place from 7 to 12 May 2018, between the islands of Raiatea, Bora Bora and Taha’a.
The TPR is open to any type of sailboat without size limitation (monohull, catamaran, trimaran, private sailboat, charter, transpacific stopover, sailing canoes, boats followers) and is framed by WS race rules. This format allows participation of both passionate sailors and sailors starting in the world of sport sailing.
After two days of festivities at the TPR Village in Uturoa, participants will compete on a course composed of 8 stages, including two inter-island crossings between Raiatea and Bora Bora, 4 “banana” in lagoon, a long coast east of Raiatea and the famous “Tahitian Pearl Race” around Taha’a. Three theme nights will punctuate the competition.
In 14 editions, the Tahiti Pearl Regatta, or “TPR”, has established itself as one of the most beautiful and most festive races of the island Pacific.
Organized every year in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, in the heart of French Polynesia, it brings together some forty local and international teams for 5 days of races and festivities.
The Tahiti Pearl Regatta has the particularity of following an inter-island route and stopping every evening in a new place. This atypical program allows you to discover the incredible variety of the Leeward Islands and attend theme nights in an ever-changing setting. The Tahiti Pearl Regatta is renowned for its festive dimension: the program a race village, tournaments between crews, traditional dance shows and fire jugglers, costume parties on the beach or motu.