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Tahiti Yacht Rally

Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron

15 to 29 Sep 2018

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What is a Rally?

Live your dream of sailing Tahiti on this adventure through Bora Bora, Huahine, Raiatea and Tahaa. Travel with the support of expert guides while enjoying the freedom of sailing your own catamaran. Take part in optional excursions, fun races and delicious dinners where you can socialise with other crews, taste local cuisine and experience the best that Tahiti has to offer. 

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How do i join?

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Book a catamaran

Choose from a fleet of Lagoon and Catana catamarans ranging from 42ft to 55ft and with 4 double cabins.

Options available for groups of 4 people to 12 people.  

Prices from AU$5,495 per person.

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Join a crew

Book a private cabin on a professionally skippered 50ft 'share-boat' and let someone else do the sailing for you. Housekeeping and cooking is a shared responsibility amongst your crew, but you can participate in sailing as much or as little as you like.  

Priced at AU$5,820 per person twin share.

What's Included?

  • 12 nights yacht accommodation
  • Standard navigation equipment 
  • End of charter cleaning 
  • Welcome pack 
  • Dinghy and outboard motor 
  • Snorkeling gear 
  • Bed linen, bath towels, pillows and blankets
  • Cruising permits and taxes
  • Security deposit reduction  
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Papeete incl. breakfast
  • 2 airport transfers on Papeete 
  • 2 airport transfers in Raiatea
  • Welcome BBQ in Raiatea 
  • 5 dinners 
  • 24/7 support from experienced hosts 
  • 24/7 professional technical assistance for the yacht
  • Fun races and prizes
  • Yacht Rally souvenir
  • Daily weather updates
  • Regular newsletters with up to date itinerary suggestions  
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Do I need to know how to sail?

No. That is why we offer a professionally skippered catamaran. If you are a sailor then you can charter a whole yacht for you and your friends, keeping in mind you will need a recognised certification.

How many people are on the Yacht Rally?

This varies between yacht rally destinations, however groups can be anywhere from 20 to 50 people. Our preference is to keep the groups smaller rather than larger, it allows everyone access to unique places and great restaurants!

Is accommodation included?

Yes, there are two nights hotel accomodation included in the package; one night in Papeete before the charter begins, and one night after the charter. Our experienced team can also help you to arrange pre and post rally accommodation.

How far do we sail each day?

Firstly, you wont be sailing every day - some days you will be exploring ashore and others will be spent relaxing on board. When you are sailing, the distance between islands will vary, however the average distance covered each day is around 20 nautical miles, or 37KM.

What is the weather like?

The average daily air temperature in September is 25°C and the average water temperature is 26°C. Rain is uncommon and the winds are fairly consistent 10 to 15 knot Easterlies.

Do we have to race?

No. But we guarantee if there are two boats sailing in the same direction, there is a race! If we encounter strong winds or you feel the day calls for lounging about on deck and a bit more exploring, then you can do as you wish. We are not here to tell you how to holiday, we are here to give you the support.

How do you get there?

Air Tahiti Nui offers services to Papeete from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane through codeshare agreements with Air New Zealand, Qantas and Emirates. The catamaran fleet is based on the island of Raiatea which is a short flight from Papeete. A stopover in Papeete is included in the rally package, both before and after the yacht charter. 

When travelling to Tahiti from Australia, it is important to note that you will cross the International Date Line. International and inter-island flights are not included in the rally package, however Mariner Boating Holidays work closely with Travel Partners, a specialist travel organisation whose agents are experts at creating tailored flight solutions. Contact us for further details.

Tahiti: In perfect harmony

In Polynesian culture, ‘mana’ is the name given to the spiritual life force which connects living things. It is believed that ‘mana’ is made perfect through the balance of all things – and there’s nowhere in the world where life seems in more perfect harmony than on the islands of Tahiti.

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Phone: Australia +61 2 9966 1244


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