On February 14th, at the famous Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron – hosting the America’s Cup- more than 80 persons attended a Tahiti Sailing destination presentation.
Invited and welcomed by Mr Ian Cook, Commodore of the RNZYS, Mrs Stephanie BETZ, co-organizer of the Tahiti Pearl Regatta and the Transpac Tahiti 2020, enjoyed presenting to this great audience of important Yacht Club members, several reasons that should encourage kiwi sailors to sail to Tahiti.
Commodore Ian Cook was pleased to announce the new partnership now connecting the Tahiti Pearl Regatta and the RNZYS Jack Tar Regatta : A partnership based on winning crew exchanges between those 2 races in the South Pacific ocean, as well as a technical support of RNZYS race officers to the Tahiti Pearl Regatta race committee.
This tahitian event in the heart of the sailing world in Auckland -the city of sails- was also the perfect moment to announce the official launch of the Transpac Tahiti 2020 ocean race, organized by the Transpacific Yacht Club and Archipelagoes. This race from Los Angeles to Tahiti, starting on May 28th 2020, on the way to the 36th America’s Cup, gives the opportunity to racing boats as well as super yachts based in the Atlantic or on the American West Coast, to join New Zealand and the 36th America’s Cup festivities in a challenging way, with a 12-year old monohull record to beat and a multihull one to hit.