Sail Tahiti Yacht Rally 2014

13 to 23 April - 11 Days

From $3850pp


  • Tahiti boasts miles of white sandy beaches, lush tropical bush, waterfalls, coral reefs and a relaxed water culture – it is the perfect tropical sailing destination.



    We put this perfect location together with a 9 day cruise and race program, our local knowledge, a local technician and a luxury catamaran. You can sail flat on a luxury cat and enjoy more space, privacy and stability than you’ve ever experienced on a yacht – choose from the spirited Catana 41 or the spacious Catana 47, carbon infused!  Join us as we race these beauties from Raiatea to Bora Bora and then putter along in coves, bays and inlets along the next leg. We will visit coral gardens and sip fruity drinks in beachfront bars, then ramp up a notch for the next race; it all sets a great rhythm to your next island holiday.

    Sailors non-sailors, singles, couples or full crews.No sailing experience necessary.
  • For 2014


    Depart Australia for Papeete. Cross the international dateline and arrive on Saturday (before you left!) Transfer to overnight hotel accommodation upon arrival.

    Day 1: (Tahiti Time) Transfer to Raiatea

    Fly to Raiatea and board your yacht. Cruise to Apu Bay on Taha’a the ‘vanilla island’. Set in an emerald lagoon surrounded by reefs and dotted with “motu”, tiny islets of white sand, Taha’a is an ancient volcano dominated by Mount Ohiri. Taha’a is unspoiled and features archaeological sites, tropical vegetation and, of course, vanilla plantations. Welcome function.

    Day 2: Race 1 to Bora Bora

    Here you will enter the lagoon through the only pass. Bora Bora is the romantic island where dramatic Mount Otemanu pierces the sky. Lush tropical slopes and valleys blossom with hibiscus, palm-covered motu dot the emerald waters which are seemingly filled with coloured fish, coral gardens, and giant manta rays. Post-race dinner ashore.

    Day 3: At leisure on Bora Bora

    Relax in magical Bora Bora lagoon, swim with the Manta Rays or snorkel the coral gardens. Enjoy life ashore and perhaps a seafood extravaganza at the famous Bloody Mary’s restaurant. (optional)

    Day 4: Race 2 to Taha’a

    Race to Taha’a and enjoy the post-race dinner ashore.

    Day 5: Cruise the Taha'a lagoon

    Take the opportunity to explore Taha’a in more depth and end your day in Haamene Bay where you may dine at Hibiscus restaurant (optional.)

    Day 6: Race 3 to Huahine

    Race to Fare on Huahine where we will have a post-race dinner ashore

    Day 7: Cruise the Huahine Lagoon.

    Known as the ‘woman island’ Huahine overflows with a savage allure she is exceptionally attractive. Her turquoise mirror-like lagoons reflect phosphorescent coral formations that lay scattered in and along the reefs. Fare, the capital has provisions at local markets, shops, post office and even a laundry.

    Day 8: Race 4 Huahine to Raiatea, Faaroa Bay

    Enjoy a night at anchor in Faaroa Bay. There is no restaurant so it is a good opportunity to finish off all the supplies.

    Day 9: Cruise to Uturoa on Raiatea

    Known as the ‘spiritual island’, sacred Raiatea lies in the same lagoon as Taha'a. The magical atmosphere of this island is steeped in legend and Raiatea is believed to be the cradle of the Polynesian civilisation. Raiatea is also a delight for divers who can explore underwater gardens near the coral reef. Enjoy our final night dinner and presentation.

    Day 10: Disembark

    Disembark and return by air to Papeete for overnight hotel accommodation before departing for Australia.

    Day 11: Transfer to the airport

    You lose a day returning to Australia so arrival is on the following day, but still in plenty of time to prepare for the start of the school term on Monday. Or if you have the time, extend and spend a few days on Moorea. You will not want to leave!

  • Yachts Cabins Heads 4 Crew 5 Crew 6 Crew 7 Crew 8 Crew
    Catana 41 OC 4 2 4,550 4,150 3,875 3,695 3,550
    Catana 47 4 4     4,475 4,195 3,995
    Catana 47 Carbon Infusion 4 4     4,650 4,350 4,125

    * Please note that all prices are subject to change, based on currency exchange rates.

    Standard Rally Prices include:
    • Mariner Boating host with extensive local knowledge
    • Airport transfer for one scheduled flight
    • Overnight hotel accommodation in Papeete on a twin share bed and breakfast basis
    • Welcome dinner
    • Charter of the yacht selected for 10 nights on a bareboat basis
    • Local taxes
    • Dinghy and outboard motor
    • Final yacht cleaning
    • Two sets of bed linen and bath towels
    • Security Deposit Reduction for yacht
    • 24/7 technical support for the yacht
    • Berthing on race days according to the rally program
    • Three post-race functions including dinner with limited drinks according to the rally program
    • Race management including post-race results
    • Post-race newsletters with lay day information
    • Race and event trophies
    • Rally waterproof bag
    • Final night dinner
    • One group airport transfer in Papeete

    The Prices exclude:
    • Refundable security deposit payable by credit card transaction validated but not processed
    • Travel Insurance
    • Provisioning

    Please note:
    • A completed booking form is required for all rally Participants
    • Sailing qualifications are required to charter a yacht. Please enquire for details
    • A deposit of AUD $1,500 per person is required to confirm a booking
    • Prices are subject to currency fluctuation
    • Credit card transactions are subject to merchant fees
    • The itinerary and prices are correct at the time of issue but subject to changes without notice (01/04/2013)

    Personal Travel Insurance:
    A valid travel insurance policy is a Mariner Boating booking term condition. We partner with Suresave, with whom we have special arrangements for cover during our yacht rallies. Please ask your Mariner consultant for a Suresave no obligation quote.
  • Catana 47 Carbon-Infusion

    Imagine yourself at the helm of an ultra high-performance catamaran, with the power to maintain high average speeds over long distances. The Catana 47 is fast, light, robust and exceptionally easy to handle, giving both helmsman and passengers a remarkable sensation of speed and acceleration. A perfect vessel in which to explore any of the world’s maritime pathways. Its well-designed, spacious interior offers an excellent standard of comfort.

    Infusion:

    The infusion construction procedure is particularly important insofar as it greatly optimises boat weight. The Twaron Impact process significantly improves the rigidity and stability of the hulls. This innovation reduces the amount of harmful fumes emitted during construction whilst at the same time increasing the solidity, lightness and performance of your catamaran.


    For more information, visit our friends at Multihull Solutions


    • Length: 14.02m
    • Draft: 2.8m
    • Cabins: 4+
    • Berths: 8+
    • Heads: 4
    • Built: 2013
    From $3925pp

    Catana 47

    Imagine yourself at the helm of an ultra high-performance catamaran, with the power to maintain high average speeds over long distances. The Catana 47 is fast, light, robust and exceptionally easy to handle, giving both helmsman and passengers a remarkable sensation of speed and acceleration. A perfect vessel in which to explore any of the world’s maritime pathways. Its well-designed, spacious interior offers an excellent standard of comfort.


    For more information, visit our friends at Multihull Solutions


    • Length: 14.02m
    • Draft: 2.8m
    • Cabins: 4+
    • Berths: 8+
    • Heads: 4
    • Built: 2011
    From $3795pp

    Catana 41 OC

    The Catana 41 OC is a magnificent catamaran. Offering you both luxury and comfort. The 4-cabin Catana 41 has large double bedrooms and two forward berths. There is a panoramic view from the saloon and galley connecting to the cockpit, making the entire upper area a wonderful place for enjoying yourselves. With a shallow draft the Catana allows you to explore previously inaccessible cruising areas.

    For more information. visit our freinds at Multihull Solutions


    • Length: 12.58m
    • Draft: 2.1m
    • Cabins: 4
    • Berths: 8
    • Heads: 2
    • Built: 2010
    From $3350pp