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French Polynesia - Boating heaven to boating hell?

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But in recent years, anchorages have become more and more regulated. The atmosphere has sometimes even become noxious, with boaters regularly accused of polluting some areas. Since March, the health crisis has clearly helped stir things up against sailors, now widely suspected of being carriers of the virus. The Association des Voiliers en Polynésie is trying to alert yachtsmen and the media to the lack of a legal framework concerning the anchoring bans which are flourishing across the archipelago. And notes that local authorities have made provision for some areas being for fixed moorings only... none of which have been installed. Let's hope that Tahiti and her islands will quickly become again an exceptional land of welcome and stopovers. And that her sites and inhabitants are respected, of course.


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