Pacific Puddle Jump
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.
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.
South Pacific Wind Shift: Beginning of the End of Lockdown
Andy Turpin writes in from Nuku Hiva about a slow easing of restrictions on South Pacific cruising.
This Is Not the Year to Sail to Tahiti
Cruising to the South Pacific is not advised in 2020.
The New Normal in Paradise
Island cruising destinations around the world are rapidly updating their customs and immigration procedures as the global pandemic unfolds.
Lessons Learned by 2019 PPJ First-Timers, Part 3: Having a Whale of a Time
After doing the Pacific Puddle Jump solo last year, Elana Connor wanted to share what first-time Jumpers learned in 2019 while sailing across the South Pacific. Don’t miss part one: provisioning, or part two: breakages. More »
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.
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!)
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.
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