Pacific Puddle Jump
2020 Tahiti Moorea Press Release

Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendez-vous Date Change

Put it in your calendar — the 2020 Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendez-vous is now scheduled for July 24 - 26. This annual three-day event celebrates cruising sailors' arrival in the French Polynesian islands after a successful ocean crossing.
Malolo sailing

Fiji Opens Up to Cruisers

A bit of good news for cruising sailors out there: The South Pacific island nation of Fiji once again opens its doors to cruising yachts and super-yachts.
Tonga

The New Normal in Paradise

Island cruising destinations around the world are rapidly updating their customs and immigration procedures as the global pandemic unfolds.

Preparing for a Puddle Jump: Lessons Learned by 2019 First-Timers

When I crossed the equator for the first time last May, I paid tribute to the ocean by pouring out a tipple of precious rum. I’d brought just one large bottle for the trip, because I’d heard that cruisers are only permitted to have a total of six liters of alcohol aboard when they arrive to French Polynesia. More »

What’s the Buzz Around the Pacific Puddle Jump?

Chatting on a hot New Zealand summer day this week, my new friend and fellow Pacific Puddle Jump 2019 alumna Elizabeth Stacey laughingly said to me, “We have a lot of canned tuna!” I can totally relate.
Express 27 Shenanigans

The Year in Preview (Q1)

Among the feature stories in the January issue of Latitude 38 is a Year in Preview. It begins: Our 2020 dance cards are filling up fast with plenty of regattas and events to keep us busy on waters near and far. (Some of these events even conclude with actual post-sail dancing!)
Latitude 38 February Cover

Before We Say Goodbye to 2019

We're about to launch into a new year and new decade with lots of sailing ahead. Before we do we wanted to share a look back at the past year.