Pacific Puddle Jump
From the Americas to French Polynesia

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 Event Schedule

PPJ  Bon Voyage Event Reminder

We hope to meet many 2023 Puddle Jumpers in person at our two upcoming PPJ Sendoff events in Mexico and Panama, which will all be co-hosted by the South Pacific Sailing Network.
Our presentation team members will be flying in from Tahiti, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand specifically to share their knowledge and insights with you about cruising highlights, customs and immigration issues, repair and refit facilities, cyclone season options and more. So we hope all 2023 Puddle Jumpers will make a special effort to attend. Refreshments and snacks will be served.

Early February -- South Pacific Bon Voyage at Caribbean Side, Panama
     10am-2pm at Shelter Bay Marina
           Co-hosted by Shelter Bay, the Pacific Puddle Jump and the
              South Pacific Sailing Network 

FMid February -- South Pacific Bon Voyage & Pacific Puddle Jump Sendoff, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
     1-4 pm at the Vallarta YC, Nuevo Vallarta
           Due to pandemic-related restrictions, space is limited for this event,
              so please RSVP to
           Co-hosted by the Vallarta YC, Paradise Village Marina, the Pacific Puddle
              Jump and the South Pacific Sailing Network

Email for additional info.

Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendez-vous

  • Early July — This annual three-day event has a dual purpose: to celebrate the safe arrival of the international cruising fleet, and to showcase highly-revered Polynesian cultural traditions in music, dance, sport and cuisine. The event includes several live music and dance performances, a rally/race from Papeete to Moorea, meet and mingle cocktail parties, and optional meals. Representatives from other South Pacific cruising destinations will be on hand to present mini-seminars and answer area-specific questions. (All are members of the nonprofit South Pacific Sailing Network.) 
  • Friday, 2pm, Papeete, Tahiti — Checkin begins followed by chart briefing, live music and dance performance, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres 
  • Saturday, 10am, Papeete to Moorea — Rally/race (or ‘cruise-in-company) from Papeete Harbor to Cook’s Bay, Moorea. Shoreside activities, entertainment and dinner.
  • Sunday, all day, Moorea — Traditional sports day highlighted by cruiser participation in outrigger canoe races. Live music and dance. Optional Polynesian luncheon.
     *Moorea — As an added to the usual schedule, reps from several other SoPac cruising destinations will give (free) area-specific informational seminars.
For additional info, see:

2022 Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendez-vous - July 1-3
French Polynesia Guide
2022-2023 Yellow Flag
Guide to French Polynesia