Monday, September 20, 2010

Tahiti StS - Intro

Announcing ...

Tahiti Share the Sail
May 23-30, 2011

It's here!
  We've had record response to this Share the Sail. Since our 2011 plans leaked out, we've been flooded with calls and emails.  Come Share the Sail with Bob, Jody, editor Sue, Capt. Woody and staff in the ultimate cruising destination.  When cruisers imagine paradise they dream of French Polynesia.  The islands have it all, from white sand motus and inviting blue water, to tall lush peaks and majestic waterfalls.  The Tahitians are beautiful and genuine.  Placed in the middle of the trade wind belt, the islands are ideal for sailing.  The temperatures are 70's and 80's year 'round.  Paradise found.

Secure your spot!
Booking deposit is $1000.  Click here to book online.
Or call Cheryl M: 888-893-7245 ext. 5
Cost details are below ...   

Basic Stuff:
These are not crewed charters with deckhands serving you drinks. This is a Share the adventure. All those aboard are expected to Share in setting the sails, dropping anchor, raising same, meal prep and cleanup.  A skipper is on board to help you learn the ropes ... er, lines.  This is as close as you can get to real cruising without casting off on your own boat!

Couples $4100 own stateroom 
Singles $3300 own stateroom or $2300 shared
$100 off cost for LACC members. 
Cost includes your spot on a sailing yacht, staff skipper, partial provisioning (most meals), fuel, taxes, etc.  
Transportation and meals ashore not included.  Deposit holds your spot.  Balance due 60 days from event. Refunds given if a replacement is found under the same terms.  Checking airfare?  The airport code for Papeete is PPT.  Info on the hopper flight, hotels, side-trips, transfers, what to bring etc. will be emailed to you directly ... if you have a spot.

More Info:
We have a bunch of cats and have options on some monohulls.  Do you have a preference?  Our Share the Sails include a stateroom (or bunk for a single) and partial food provisioning.  This is basic breakfasts and lunches and a couple dinners.  Most people like to get the local flavor ashore and we always end up with extra food at the end.  You get yourself to the charter base and back and bring trinket and meal money. 
Depending on your flights you may need to book yourself a room.  We are looking into a sleep-aboard the first night.  We do a different anchorage each night in the islands so I encourage people to leave some time on either end of the adventure to explore on their own or go back to the spot they liked the most and spend a couple of days.   Ferries travel throughout the islands. 
Webpage for the event (similar info):

The Brochure:
Regarded as the most beautiful island in The Pacific and certainly the most beautiful lagoon in the world, Bora Bora boasts tranquil translucent waters and fascinating marine life. Home to just over 4000 inhabitants, the surrounding motu islets of Bora Bora are the ideal spot for a secluded, romantic honeymoon. Matira beach has white, welcoming sand with warm, shallow waters and the island was the first place to build the widely recognized water bungalows that, like sailing, have become synonymous with French Polynesia.

Raiatea is the second largest island of French Polynesia after Tahiti and boasts lush green valleys, stunning waterfalls and pineapple and vanilla plantations.

Tahaa is enclosed in the same lagoon as its twin sister island, Raiatea. Explore peaceful villages or climb up into the mountains for a spectacular view.

Visible from Raiatea, Tahaa, and Bora Bora is the peaceful island of Huahine. Comprised of Huahine Nui (big Huahine) and Huahine-Iti (little Huahine), the two islands are joined by a narrow strip of land enclosed within a protective coral necklace. Off shore 'motu' islets lie inside the barrier reef providing luscious gardens for Huahine's watermelon and cantaloupe industry. The lagoon, bordered by white sand beaches, is rich with sea life and the village of Maeva is a wealth of archaeological sites.

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