The TPR is a tripartite organisation. The Raiatea Regatta Association is in charge of organizing the event with its team of volunteers from Raiatea. The Tahitian Sailing Federation supervises the sporting part of the race and grants their licences to the competitors. Archipelagoes coordinates the partnerships and the communication programme.
The Raiatea Regatta Association
To organize a yearly sailing party in the Leeward Islands of French Polynesia: that was the dream, twelve years ago, of the newly born Raiatea Regatta Association. Since then, the “TPR” has become the biggest sailing and festive regatta of the Pacific islands and a truly international nautical event.
Tahitian Sailing Federation (FTV) is organizing the sport of sailing in French Polynesia. Tahiti Pearl Regatta is the under the authority of the FTV, which guarantees the running of the tests in accordance with the sail racing rules established by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).
Elected in October 2015, the new Federal Council of the FTV part in his first Tahiti Pearl Regatta.
The arbitration body is divided between:
- Race committee :
- Georges Kohrel, Principal Race officer des Voiles de St Tropez
- Tuiterai Salmon, Président de la FTV
- The Jury :
- Teiva Veronique, Conseiller technique FTV
- Vai Poulain
- The measurers :
- David Moutouh
- Benjamin Prioux
- Jérôme Delvallet
Georges Kohrel, Jury –Main Race Officer of the famous Voiles de Saint-Tropez, Georges Korehl has is passionate about sailing and deeply committed into volunteering work. He has made a lot to initiate youngsters to sailing and has been President of the SNSM (French national society for marine rescue) from 2009 to 2012. The name of Georges Korehl has reached international fame in regard of the organisation, the degree of scrutiny and the respect of the rules that prevail during the Voiles de Saint-Tropez, an event gathering more than 300 sailboats during one week on the Mediterranean Sea.
The OPT sponsorizes the cultural and sports events in Polynesia. This year it has chosen to also support the Tahiti Pearl Regatta to demonstrate its commitment to the islands and the values of sailing, with the contribution of a internet connection to the organization’s needs. OPT will also have a crew on the water.
IJSPF : An essential technical and financial support to provide you with a first rate sport event. With the Tahitian Sailing Federation, which co-organizes the TPR, and also with the operational support of the Raiatea Activities, all of Polynesia’s sport sailing entities participate in the organization of the Tahiti Pearl Regatta.
Tahiti Yacht Charter, Damoiseau, Poe-ma insurances, la Dépêche, Tahiti Infos, Poe Charter: they support the organisation, ensure the efficiency of the racing plans and provide services and care to the competitors.
Alta Sail, Commune de Uturoa, Enseignes du Fenua, Hémisphère Sub, Raiatea activités, Raromatai Environnement, Viper Va’a, Liros
The Tahiti Pearl Regatta is a story of passions and energies, shared by a wide variety of women and men, often with strong character, who face obstacles year after year to maintain and pursue a beautiful adventure in sports, sharing and generosity. Among them, the TPR wishes to express its special thanks to the numerous volunteers, passionate with sailing, who give their time and energy to make the event real.