Pacific Puddle Jump
From the Americas to French Polynesia

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 Event Schedule

PPJ  Bon Voyage Event Reminder

We hope to meet many 2024 Puddle Jumpers in person at our two upcoming PPJ Sendoff events in Mexico and Panama, which will all be co-hosted by the South Pacific Sailing Network.
Our presentation team members will be flying in from Tahiti, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand specifically to share their knowledge and insights with you about cruising highlights, customs and immigration issues, repair and refit facilities, cyclone season options and more. So we hope all 2024 Puddle Jumpers will make a special effort to attend. Refreshments and snacks will be served.

January* -- South Pacific Bon Voyage at Caribbean Side, Panama;at
Shelter Bay Marina

           Co-hosted by Shelter Bay, the Pacific Puddle Jump and the
           South Pacific Sailing Network 
Late Januar*y -- South Pacific Bon Voyage & Pacific Puddle Jump Sendoff, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico -  at the Vallarta YC, Nuevo Vallarta
          Co-hosted by the Vallarta YC, Paradise Village Marina, the Pacific Puddle
          Jump and the South Pacific Sailing Network

                        * Dates & details of these events TBA soon. 
                        ** If possible, a second Vallarta event may take place in March.

Email for additional info.

Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendez-vous

  • June 21 - 24, 2024 — This annual three-day event has a dual purpose: to celebrate the safe arrival of the international cruising fleet, and to showcase highly-revered Polynesian cultural traditions in music, dance, sport and cuisine. The event includes several live music and dance performances, a rally/race from Papeete to Moorea, meet and mingle cocktail parties, and optional meals. Representatives from other South Pacific cruising destinations will be on hand to present mini-seminars and answer area-specific questions. (All are members of the nonprofit South Pacific Sailing Network.) 
  • Friday, 2 pm, Papeete, Tahiti — Checkin begins followed by chart briefing, live music and dance performance, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres 
  • Saturday, 10:30 am, Papeete to Moorea — Rally/race (or ‘cruise-in-company) from Papeete Harbor to Cook’s Bay, Moorea. Shoreside activities, entertainment and dinner.
  • Sunday, all day, Moorea — Traditional sports day highlighted by cruiser participation in outrigger canoe races. Live music and dance. Optional Polynesian luncheon.
  • Monday, 9:00 am, Moorea — Presentations by SPSN partners of highly informative seminars on cruising Fiji, Tonga, New Zealand, and Vanuatu. Complimentary beverages and croissants.
For additional info, see:


February 16 in Panama
March 11 in Puerto Vallarta

2024 Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendez-vous

French Polynesia Guide
2024-2025 Yellow Flag
Guide to French Polynesia