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Online Puddle Jump Rally Sign-Up

One of the highlights of the annual Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendezvous is outrigger canoe racing.

© Christian Durocher

Although the prime window for crossing from the Americas to French Polynesia is still five months away, many cruisers are already gearing up for that ambitious 3,000-mile passage.

If you are one of them, you’ll want to officially register with this year’s rally by filling out our short questionnaire online. It’s free, and doing so will get you an invitation to the free, three-day Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendezvous, June 18-20. And with any luck you’ll also be offered a special clearance bond exemption — a potential savings of roughly $1,500 per crew member.

After sailing in company to Moorea, cruisers are invited to experience a traditional Tahitian luncheon, with a wide variety of finger foods.

© Christian Durocher

We should clarify that the Pacific Puddle Jump is a rally only in the loosest sense of the word, as boats depart at different times from many ports along the west coast of the Americas. Along the way, though, many share info via radio nets on weather, inter-island cruising and a variety of other topics. A few years ago we helped our Tahitian partners create the Rendezvous as a ‘back-end’ celebration, where many members of the fleet meet for the first time. It’s now become a much-anticipated annual event.

You can learn more about the Puddle Jump at the website, where many articles on previous fleets can be downloaded for free in PDF format.

Be aware also, that we will be holding a free Puddle Jump seminar at 5 p.m., Saturday, October 24, at the San Diego West Marine (1250 Rosecrans).

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