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Puddle Jump Sendoffs in Mex & Panama (2/15/17)
Pacific Puddle Jump Signups Begin (11/18/16)
Registration for the 2017 Pacific Puddle Jump is now open. (11/18/16)
Five Days in Nuku Hiva (10/6/16)
Notes on Food and Fuel in the Marquesas (10/6/16)
Thoughts on Ciguatera (10/6/16)
When Can I Sign Up for PPJ 2017? (9/21/16)
Notes From Out There (7/8/16)
Biggest Tahiti Rendez-vous Ever (6/27/16)
Registration for the 2016 Pacific Puddle Jump is now closed. (6/24/16)
Morning Dove Lost on Tuamotu Reef
(5/6/16)
Puddle Jumping from La Paz (3/14/16)
Doing Good While Having Fun (3/11/16)
Cruisin' Through the Crossroads (3/9/16)
Puddle Jumpers Ready to Pounce (3/2/16)
Puddle Jumpers Gather (2/25/16)
Panama Canal's Third Lane Repaired
(2/19/16)
The send-off party dates have been announced.

Revved Up at the Rendez-vous (6/24/15)
Registration for the 2015 Pacific Puddle Jump is now closed. (6/24/15)
Puddle Jumpers Flock to the Rendez-vous
(6/17/15)
Nirvana Now Crew Tells Their Story
(4/27/15)
Nirvana Scuttled, Crew Rescued
(4/10/15)
Puddle Jumpers Disabled In Mid-Ocean
(4/8/15)
Cruiser Convergence
(3/9/15)
Latitude 38
Salutes the Puddle Jumpers
(3/6/15)
Puddle Jump Send-Offs Begin This Week
(2/23/15)
See You in Seattle
(1/23/15)
"My Wife Was Not Happy"
(1/16/15)
Double Dose of Bad Luck
(12/19/14)
2015 Pacific Puddle Jump Revs Up
(12/8/14)
Checking in From Out There (10/13/14)
Kaufmans Sue Their Iridium Time Provider
(7/16/14)
Mid-Pacific Rendezvous
(7/11/14)
Singlehander Loses Boat In Nature Reserve
(6/23/14)
Registration for the 2014 Pacific Puddle Jump is now closed. (6/17/14)
Tragedy in the Night
(5/21/14)
SIM Card Controversy
(5/16/14)
Sportfishing While Puddle Jumping
(5/14/14)
Kaufmans Break Silence on Rescue
(5/12/14)
Escape Velocity Dismasted But Safe
(5/7/14)
Mid-Pacific Puddle Jump Report
(4/21/14)
Rescued Sailors Return to Homeport
(4/11/14)
Rescued Infant Improves; Parents Defend Cruise
(4/7/14)
Sick Baby Awaits Mid-Ocean Airlift
(4/4/14)
Stopover Handbooks for French Polynesia and New Caledonia have been posted to our website. (3/17/14)
Pre-Departure Puddle Jump Fiesta
(3/14/14)
Panama Jumpers Soon to Head West (3/5/14)
Complexities of the Puddle Jump (2/21/14)
South Pacific Cruising Strategies
(1/24/14)
Bond Exemptions for 2014 Puddle Jumpers (12/16/13)
Puddle Jumpers Gather at Whangarei
(12/6/13)
Puddle Jump Registration Opens (11/25/13)
MId-Ocean Assist (11/25/13)
The first five sign-ups are posted.
(11/20/13)
Registration for 2014 Pacific Puddle Jump Now Open! (11/18/13)
Fire Aboard: Cruisers' Worst Nightmare
(10/14/13)
Blue Marble Crew's Bittersweet Goodbye (10/9/13)
Cruisers Converge on Vava'u
(10/7/13)
Blue Marble's Niue Nightmare (9/13/13)
Meanwhile, in Tonga (8/9/13)
The Loss of Zen
(7/9/13)
Rendezvous Reunion in Paradise (7/3/13)
Starship - 340 Miles to the Gallon (5/17/13)
A Mid-Ocean Proposal (4/22/13)
See Us at Strictly Sail Pacific (4/1/13)
Heaps of Fun in Majuro (4/1/13)
Jumpers Poised to Pounce (3/11/13)
Fifteen Minutes of Fame Day (3/1/13)
Vintage Bay Woodie Sinks in South Pacific (2/6/13)
Fun Times in the Tropics
(2/1/13)
To Ha-Ha or Jump the Puddle? (1/25/13)
Bond Exemption Update for 2013 (1/10/13)
The Souvenir That Lasts a Lifetime (1/7/13)
New Deal for Puddle Jumpers (1/4/13)
Assessing Evan's Wrath (12/19/12)
Cyclone Evan Pummels Nadi
(12/17/12)
Pacific Puddle Jump Dates Set
(12/5/12)
Super Typhoon Bopha Skirts Palau (12/3/12)
Kiribati Requiring U.S. Clearance Papers
(11/21/12)
Strange Goings-on in Vanuatu
(8/20/12)

A Seven-Year Lap (8/6/12)
Make Friends with Tax-Free Liquor (7/16/12)
Picture-Perfect Tahitian Welcome (6/27/12)
Sailors Lost in Tongan Wreck (6/20/12)
A Gift from Mother Nature (6/11/12)
Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendezvous June 22-24
(5/23/12)
Tropical Photo Quiz
(5/21/12)
A Russian Empire in the South Pacific? (5/2/12)
Getting a Long Stay Visa
(4/6/12)
Cruiser/Pilot Missing in Palau (4/4/12)
Nuku Hiva Murder Suspect Update (3/16/12)
Cruisers at the Crossroads
(3/12/12)
PPJ Bond Exemption Info (3/8/12)
Pacific Puddle Jumpers Prepare to Head West
(3/5/12)
Sneaky Cyril Smacks Neiafu
(2/24/12)
Good News for Puddle Jumpers
(2/1/12)
SoPac Seminars Educate Puddle Jumpers
(1/25/12)
We've updated our 'Articles' section with Latitude 38 stories from 2010 and 2011. (12/21/11)
Check out who's signed up so far! (12/14/11)
'What is it?' has been updated
(12/8/11)
Getting Crabby in the Cooks
(12/7/11)
Pacific Puddle Jump Registration Now Open (12/7/11)
Registration for the 2012 Pacific Puddle Jump Is Open!
(12/5/11)
Right Hat for the Job
(11/11/11)
Cruiser Attacked in Pago Pago (11/7/11)
German Cruiser Eaten by a Cannibal?
(10/17/11)
South Pacific Reefs Claim Another Sailboat (8/29/11)
More on the Loss of Ri Ri
(8/22/11)
American Yacht Wrecked at Palmerston (8/19/11)
A South Pacific Loop
(8/3/11)
Understanding Customer Wants and Needs (6/29/11)
Marvelous Mid-Pacific Rendezvous
(6/29/11)
Nav Beacons Destroyed in Turf War (6/15/11)
'02 Puddle Jump Reunion Set for March
(5/23/11)
In Celebration of the Big Jump (5/9/11)
Registration for the 2011 Pacific Puddle Jump is closed. (5/3/11)
Why is This Crew Smiling? (4/13/11)
May the Honeymoon Never End (3/25/11)
Bond Exemption Finalized (3/7/11)
South Pacific Weather Simplified (3/1/11)
The Yachtsmen's Guide to French Polynesia has been updated for 2011-2012: download a PDF. (2/22/11)
Panama Puddle Jump Fiesta (2/16/11)
Partying with the Puddle Jumpers (2/7/11)
South Pacific Weather (2/1/11)
Medicine at Sea Articles (1/31/11)
Bond Deal & Parties for Jumpers (1/28/11)
Avoiding Tahiti's Dreaded Bond (1/14/11)
The 2011 Fleet List is off to a good start (1/6/11)
A Celebration of Suds (1/5/11)
Registration is open for the 2011 PPJ (12/20/10)
Who Owns Minerva Reef? (11/24/10)
Aquila Lost Near New Caledonia (11/17/10)
Presumed PPJers Assisted Off Hawaii (11/8/10)
Still Struggling on Robinson Crusoe (11/8/10)
Pleasure Cruise to Rescue Operation (10/18/10)
The Rest of the Story (10/11/10)
Date Set for Panama Puddle Jump Fiesta (10/8/10)
She's as Sweet as She Is Tough (10/6/10)
Help Put Art on the Bottom of the Ocean? (10/1/10)
Big Fun at Regatta Vava'u (9/29/10)
Pacific Cruisers Converge on Vava'u (9/20/10)
2010 Passage Data Table (52kb PDF) (9/3/10)
Pacific Crossing Data Revealed (9/3/10)
Vallarta YC Seminar Schedule Announced (8/25/10)
Lessons Learned on the Path to Polynesia (8/25/10)
Flipped Cat Anna Washes Up on Tonga (8/20/10)
2011 Puddle Jump Plans Announced (8/16/10)
Big Cruising Cat Flips Near Niue (8/11/10)
After Tahiti, What Next? (8/2/10)
Determination Gets It Done (7/26/10)
Tonga Regatta Builds Momentum (7/23/10)
The Sun Puts on a Show (7/16/10)
Adrift in a Sea of Vowels (7/12/10)
Tahiti Trip Log (6/28/10)
Tar Baby II Dismasted Near Niue (6/23/10)
Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendezvous (6/12/10)
Airwego & Stray Dog Lost, Crews Rescued (5/21/10)
The Work Today, Cruise Tomorrow Plan (5/19/10)
Air-Evacuated Crewman on the Mend
(5/12/10)
Spot On. . . Or Not (5/10/10)
Working Your Way Around (4/21/10)
Puddle Jumpers Reach Marquesas (4/19/10)
Ha-Ha and Puddle Jump Reunion Tonight (4/16/10)
Kattywampus Lost on South Pacific Reef (4/14/10)
Long Overdue Yacht Columbia Arrives (4/12/10)
Pacific Puddle Jump Seminars at Strictly Sail Pacific (4/7/10)
Injured Puddle Jumper Evacuated (4/5/10)
Search for S/V Columbia Continues (3/26/10)
Seeking Info on Missing Boat and Crew (3/19/10)
Tomas and Ului Pose Double Threat (3/15/10)
International Cruisers Converge at Panama (3/8/10)
Calling All Panama Puddle Jumpers (3/3/10)
Updates on Recent Developments (2/26/10)
Bond Requirements for French Polynesia (2/24/10)
Photos That'll Make You Sick...with Envy (2/19/10)
Tonga Battered by Cyclone Rene (2/15/10)
Cyclone Rene Bears Down on Tonga (2/12/10)
Puddle Jumpers Converge on Vallarta YC (2/8/10)
Boatloads of Seminars Scheduled (1/20/10)
The 2010 Puddle Jump Stampede (1/11/10)
The Loss of Moonduster (1/11/10)
Moonduster Lost in Fiji Cyclone (12/16/09)
Friend of Tonga Cruisers Needs Help
(12/16/09)
Surfers & Cruisers Lend a Hand
(10/14/09)
Tsunami Update
(10/5/09)
Reports from the South Pacific (10/2/09)
Tsunami Devastates Samoa (9/30/09)
Online Puddle Jump Rally Sign-Up
(9/30/09)
Cruisers Save the Day - and a Finger
(9/21/09)
Solo Sailor Overdue in Marquesas (8/31/09)
More 'Stone Age' Than Manu Rere (8/31/09)
New Stuff at Niue (8/24/09)
Avatar Arrives After 934 Miles Adrift (8/21/09)
U.S. Territory Shifts Focus to Cruisers (8/19/09
Rudderless Cruiser Approaches Pago Pago (8/17/09)
First Tonga Regatta Slated for September (8/10/09)
Double Collision Explained (8/7/09)
Yohelah Struck in Nightime Collision (8/5/09)
Our wonderful sponsors now have their own page on our site. Check 'em out and give them your support, as they support the Puddle Jump. (7/8/09)
A Glorious Welcome to Polynesia (6/26/09)
Tahiti Rendezvous Reaches Maximum Capacity (6/19/09)
Glenn Tieman Safe in the Marquesas (6/17/09)
A Search and Rescue contact list for the Pacific is now available on our site as a PDF. (6/15/09)
We've added a page to the site for older group photos, 1997-2003. (6/11/09)
Cruisers Head for Tahiti Rendezvous (Mandolin) (6/8/09)
Elusive Crew Safe in Fiji (6/1/09)
J/44 Elusive Sinks from Unknown Causes (5/18/09)
Cruisers Hopeful about Landers' Survival (5/15/09)
Latitude 38's Extended Delivery Route (5/13/09)
The Equator Goes High Tech (Follow You Follow Me) (5/11/09)
Singlehander Still Missing (5/8/09)
Search Underway for Shipwrecked Puddle Jumper (5/6/09)
A registration information packet for the Tahiti Pearl Regatta has been added to our site. To access it, click on the image on the right. (4/29/09)
The Southern Route to Polynesia, Carina (4/24/09)
Nataraja Says Goodbye… Again (4/15/09)
Psyching Up for Strictly Sail (4/13/09)
Hitchin' a Ride to Paradise (4/10/09)
Volcanic Eruptions in Tonga (3/20/09)
Bond Exemptions Approved! (3/18/09)
Primo Conditions for Puddle Jump Migration (3/13/09)
Puddle Jumpers Poised to Pounce (3/2/09)
From Roughing It to Five-Star Luxury (2/20/09)
Deadline for Tahiti Bond Extension (2/13/09)
Standing Room Only Seminars (1/28/09)
Latitude 38 (and Puddle Jump) at Seattle Boat Show (1/21/09)
Puddle Jumpers Gather in Banderas Bay (1/12/09)
2009 Events Announced (11/17/08)
Scientists and Sailors Work Togther (Sisiutl) (8/18/08)
'Tahiti Rendezvous' Staged for Puddle Jumpers (6/18/08)
See 'Lectronic Latitude for an update on Sally Hein of Grace (6/11/08)
Solace checks in from Hiva Oa (4/21/08)
Sailed Solo, Moonduster arrives in 20 days
(4/11/08)
More 'Lectronic Latitude coverage, this time of Grace (3/19/08)
The Westward Migration Has Begun (3/17/08)
Getting a Long-Stay Visa (1/17/08)

Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendez-vous
Tahiti-Moorea Sailing
Rendezvous brochure

French Polynesia Guide
2016 Yellow Flag Guide to French Polynesia
PDF Download (19.4 MB)
New Caledonia Guide
PDF Download (19.8 MB)

 

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