Cruising Information Night – Tuesday 2 July 2013, 6:30pm

  • Cruising
  • NEWS
  • By Jennifer Crooks
  • 30 May 2013 00:00:00


Two topics will be presented on this night; the first on sailing in Tahiti; the second will be a wrap-up of the 2013 Hobart Rendezvous Cruise and plans for the next event in 2015.

Tahiti – a Winter Excuse…..

The discussion will take you on a journey to the islands of Bora Bora, Huahine, Tahaa, Raiatea, Tahiti and to the atolls of the Tuamotus, a very different part of French Polynesia and worth a visit. Some information from a traditional navigator and why the islands are just so attractive.

French Polynesia located 3,200 nautical miles from Sydney is a watery wonderland of exotic islands and friendly folk. It is 98% water with just a splash of land in the 2.5 million square kilometres and has been a mecca for travelling yachts and an important stop to reprovision since being discovered by Capt, Wallis in the late 1700’s.

Today, the Leeward Islands of the Society Archipelagos give rise to a varied geography and demographics with French influence and the rebirth of cultural traditions. The information night is sponsored by iSail Yachting, Tahiti Tourism and the Tahiti Pearl Regatta, now in its 11th Year and held annually in May.


About the presenters: 

Karine Blanchard: Australian Resident, Born Paris. 4 years project manager and event co-ordinator with the Tahiti Pearl Regatta. 26,000nm ocean sailing experience on 130ft cutter sloop.

Morgan Rogers: Business owner of Network Sports Nutrition, iSail Yachting and WASA Programs. Writes as freelance for - Afloat, Ocean Media, Sail-World to assist in promotion of regattas, including TPR and information about yacht racing. Five times Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race competitor and several Pittwater to Coffs campaigns.

Michele Rogers: Photographer and Cruising Sailor.


2013 Hobart Rendezvous Cruise

CYCA Cruising will also have in addition a 20-30 minute talk on Cruising Tasmania, a wrap-up on the Hobart RendezvousCruise2013, as well as planning for the next Cruise to Hobart in 2015 and the Wooden Boat Festival 2015.


RSVP today using our online booking system.



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