The first ever Oceania Ocean Racing Championships will be held in Tahiti, French Polynesia, 5-8th March 2014.
The Tahitian Canoe/Kayak Federation and the president of the Ari’I Hoe International Organizing Committee, Charles Villierme, have extended a formal invitation to Australian Canoeing to attend the event.
“Tahiti Nui looks forward to welcoming the world’s Ocean Racing competitors to our beautiful Polynesian Ocean and sharing this premiere with the Oceanian paddling community.”
Closer to the race more information will be available on the event website, which is currently under construction: www.ariihoeinterntional.com
Tahiti is the highest, largest and most populated island in French Polynesia. The average temperature on the island ranges from 21-31°, with the wet season occurring from November to April.
Tahiti was proclaimed a colony of France in 1880. Although the Tahitian language is widely spoken, the official language of the 70% Polynesian population is French.