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May 26, 2012

Tahiti Pearl Regatta, leg 2 departure from Bora Bora

Tahiti Pearl Regatta
From May 16, 2012 to May 20, 2012
The most important regatta of the Pacific island is organised each year to be an exceptionally unique event combining regattas, sailing and canoes, human encounters as well as discoveries of charm. It’s the Tahiti Pearl Regatta. It is certainly the annual meeting point for those truly passionate about sailing from Tahiti and the islands of French Polynesia.

An exceptional location

The 2012 edition of the route allows the discovery of the islands of Raiatea and Taha’a, which share a lagoon, and of course Bora Bora.

The Tahiti Pearl Regatta is - and always has been - open to all types of sailing boats (monohull, catamarans, trimarans, private or chartered, even trans-pacific boats) with no size limits.

Each year between 40 and 50 boats from many different nationalities face off over three days, stopping the competition each night on one of the mythical French Polynesian islands.

The festivities begin from the 15th of May to the sound of Toere drums, Tahitian ukuleles and traditional song and dance.
Kite Aerial Photography
Kite : Dan leigh Delta R8
Rig : autokap rig designed by Brooks Leffler
Cameras : Canon S 95 + GoPro hero H2
Wind : NE 12-15 knots

I was fortunate enough to fly a dual camera rig not to miss this session... when setting up the cameras, my finger probabaly changed the S 95 settings to "macro"... as a result all pictures made with the S95 went straight to the trash and I could only use the GoPro images.

for this session I was not on my "official" boat but boarded a local fishermen boat and we were just playing with the light, wind and speed, a rather challenging KAP session.