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Tahiti Pearl Regatta, around the island of Tahaa

Tahiti Pearl Regatta

From May 16, 2012 to May 20, 2012

The most important regatta of the Pacific island is organised each year to be an exceptionally unique event combining regattas, sailing and canoes, human encounters as well as discoveries of charm. It’s the Tahiti Pearl Regatta. It is certainly the annual meeting point for those truly passionate about sailing from Tahiti and the islands of French Polynesia.

 

An exceptional location

 

The 2012 edition of the route allows the discovery of the islands of Raiatea and Taha’a, which share a lagoon, and of course Bora Bora.

 

The Tahiti Pearl Regatta is - and always has been - open to all types of sailing boats (monohull, catamarans, trimarans, private or chartered, even trans-pacific boats) with no size limits.

 

Each year between 40 and 50 boats from many different nationalities face off over three days, stopping the competition each night on one of the mythical French Polynesian islands.

 

The festivities begin from the 15th of May to the sound of Toere drums, Tahitian ukuleles and traditional song and dance.

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Kite Aerial Photography

Kite : Dan leigh Delta R8

Rig : Heavy duty autokap rig designed by Brooks Leffler

Cameras : Ricoh GXR with A mount + GoPro hero H2

Lens : Voigtlander 12 mm

Wind : NE 12-15 knots

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Taken on May 20, 2012