Sailing trip in the South Seas
Whenever anyone talks about the South Seas they normally mean the sailing paradise of French Polynesia. It is frequently summarised as Tahiti, even though Tahiti is only one island among many. This is where dreams come true. You will come across an island world here that will appear to you as heaven on earth.
A sailing trip is the most wonderful way of discovering this island kingdom. Raiatea is the main island for sailing – this is where your sailing trip starts. Other small marinas are to be found on Tahiti, Moorea and Tahaa. But of course above all it is the natural moorings that make the attraction of this sailing territory so special.
Most of the islands in the archipelago offer protected bays. The offshore outer reefs often have shallow areas on their lagoon side with white sandy ground. This really does make them paradisal moorings.
Wind and sailing conditions in Polynesia:Constant southeasterly trade wind from May to October. Ideal conditions. Northeasterly winds from November to January, easterly winds from February to April. 3-5 on the Beaufort scale all year round.
Tahiti’s climate chart:
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