Pacific Puddle Jump
From the Americas to French Polynesia

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Latitude 38

PPJ 2022 Gets the Green Light

Good news.

It’s On: Although French Polynesia’s maritime borders remain closed, as they have been since March 2020, the territorial government’s maritime agency, DPAM, has given us it’s wholehearted approval to promote and operate the 2022 Pacific Puddle Jump.

The PPJ Rally Committee and its associates will work closely with DPAM to streamline the current process of applying to enter French Polynesia (despite its closed borders), and to facilitate fleet-wide communications, as needed.

Special Advanced Entry: DPAM encourages boat owners who are eager to make the crossing this coming season (Feb to May) to apply for entry approval as soon as they sign up for the PPJ, regardless of when they intend to begin their passage. This pre-approval process will make DPAM’s job easier, and will allow boat owners to confidently advance their plans and preparations for a 2022 crossing, regardless of when, specifically, they intend to depart. DPAM assures us their staff will process entry requests from PPJ boats as quickly as possible.

Additional notes:
• Assuming that all crew have been vaccinated (a must),

• Shortly before setting sail for FP, boat owners must check in with DPAM to update any new info.

• At this time, Long Stay visas for Americans are not possible to obtain in the US. But we are hopeful that they will be available again as soon as COVID-related travel restrictions are relaxed in France and the US.

Please check back soon for additional details and announcements.
With any luck the PPJ 2022 entry portal
should be up and running by October 30
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