‘Ārue sailing school

Ecole de voile d’Arue

E-mail : evatahiti@mail.pf
Tel : (+689) 40 42 23 54
Head : Henri Cornette de St-Cyr (Doudou)

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  • Week-long Hobie Dragoon 2016 French Polynesian Championship celebrated (9/25/2016)


    The ‘Ārue Sailing School and the Tahitian Sailing Federation have just wrapped up the Hobie Dragoon 2016 French Polynesian Championship in which 8 youth teams competed against one another.


    Olympic courses and “upwind” raids were on the program for this championship that counts for the selection to the European Championship in Noordwijk.

    Slaloming between humpback whales and dolphins in Matavai Bay, the 13-footers tested one another in 10 to 20-knot easterlies while the Race Committee had chosen to use the va’a tīpaerua Fa’afaite to launch the start procedures from.14372415_10208676248535954_5165928993010214061_o

    This partnership with the Fa’afaite i te Ao Mā’ohi association has brought sailboat racing and traditional sailing closer as sports performance and Polynesian culture mingled.


    After a 3-day winning streak, team Romain Vigneron & Jules Baffou got bumped down by Thomas Poirrier & Tom Lamotte who won the ruthless double-point race on the last day, leaving no hope for the leaders to maintain their first place in the overall.

    14446541_10208719512537527_2066905575_oComing 3rd was the pair Corentin Baudry & Léo-Paul Marsot, who showed their worst performance on September 24 and accumulated 23 points in 3 races that dragged them on the lower end.


    The ‘Ārue Sailing School and the Tahitian Sailing Federation are set to kick off the Sails of Freedom 2016 on October 29 2016, a lovely day for sailing enthusiasts to meet as the event is organized jointly with the Bounty Festival to celebrate breadfruit and recall the stories of ancient navigators.14424002_10208719833505551_1542767174_o

    Full results here

  • Hobie Dragoon 2016 French Polynesian Championship – Results (9/21/2016)

    Hobie Dragoon 2016 French Polynesian Championship



    Hobie Dragoon 2016 French Polynesian Championship

    RankSkipperCrewHull N°Sail N°Club/LicenseR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12R13R14Double pointsTotal PtsNet Pts
    1Thomas PoirrierTom Lamotte10TAH 1229EVA/YCT6333112211125123423
    2Romain VigneronJules Baffou14TAH 1228EVA1121221124332463527
    3Corentin BaudryLéo-Paul Marsot13TAH 1232EVA22123534322176105340
    4César VillaKerian Vasapolli9TAH 1231EVA/YCT3644635543444246149
    5Haumanatea MarchetTanguy Guais12TAH 1233EVA44554643556563127765
    6Julien BillonMaeva Maono11TAH 1230EVA55665466885635149276
    7Sabian PortraitRaphael Poirrier8TAH 1290EVA/YCT99997777777717810688
    8Havaitini BuchinLouis Lenfant15TAH 1145EVA7779888866899916127109