A sailing festival in the Leeward Islands of French Polynesia was the original idea of the Tahiti Pearl Regatta, created in 2004 by a group of friends.

Deal. Over the years, the “TPR”, as the sailors call it, has become the most beautifun regatta of the Pacific island, and has risen to the rank of international nautical event. It attracts international crews each year in search of an extraordinary experience.

An itinerante regatta

In a warm and authentic atmosphere, the “TPR” takes place with the sound of Polynesian percussions with offshore stages in the South Pacific, or in lagoons with captivating colors, and festive stops on the islands or motu (islets along the coral reef). A real invitation to share the taste of life and the sense of the Polynesian feast.

The itinerary changes each year, and allows to discover the islands of Raiatea (the sacred island, which is also the Island of Sailing) and Tahaa that share the same lagoon, and Bora Bora or Huahine alternately, one year on the other.

More about the TPR islands

Les régatiers au beau milieu du Pacifique

A festive regatta

The Tahiti Pearl Regatta proudly claims its festive dimension to the program: a race village, off the race, traditional dance performances and fire jugglers, dancing and costumed parties on the beach or the motu…. Sharing, conviviality and meeting are the values that serve as the thread of the TPR’s festive program every year.

Open to everyone and to every boat

The TPR is open to all kind of sailing boats (single hulls, catamarans, trimarans, private boats, charters on transpacific stopovers, team or racing boats, etc.) without size limitation, ruled by the WS racing rules. This special format allows participation both passionate sailors that novice sailors in the world of competitive sailing.

The participants can register in one of the following racing category:

  • Monohull Racing (race division 1 or 2) for monohulls with rating certificate HN Osiris ;
  • Multihulls Racing for multihulls having a Multi2000 rating certificate;
  • Outrigger sailing canoes for Holopuni & Va’a Taie;
  • Cruising for boats without a certificate and crews wishing to enter only 3 races.

TPR racing modes registered boats will score in corrected time, those in the Cruising category will be score from their real time.

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A sporty regatta with optimal conditions

Trophies

A trophy will be awarded to the best crews in each category. In addition, a category is designated each year to compete for the TPR Grand Prix. The winner of this category will have the chance to be invited to sail to Jack Tar Regatta, in Auckland, as part of the partnership linking our two regattas with the support of Air Tahiti Nui, Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Tahiti Tourism.

Loick PEYRON - Godfather of the Tahiti Pearl Regatta

“Il y a presque un an, je découvrais le Pacifique, en tout cas la partie insulaire, la plus jolie, du côté des jolies îles de Tahiti, pendant la Tahiti Pearl Regatta, que je parraine depuis 2018. Cette année, je ne pourrais malheureusement pas être sur la course : la Figaro, à laquelle je participe, et ses étapes préparatoires vont m’empêcher d’être avec vous. Mais je suis toujours extrêmement honoré  d’être une fois encore le Parrain de la TPR, et je ne manquerai pas, même à distance, de penser à vous et à ce fabuleux évènement.”

Loïck Peyron
Parrain de la Tahiti Pearl Regatta