Are Uira sponsors the Moorea team during the Vendée Va’a

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Heading to Vendée, in France for the Tuaiva Nui Va’a team from the island of Moorea (Tahiti’s sister island). Created in 2009 by the Tauhiro brothers, the collective promotes the practice of Va’a and proudly defends the colours of Moorea.

The team is traveling for the first time to Les Sables d’Olonne to participate at the Vendée Va’a, considered the Hawaiki Nui of France… It is one of the most prestigious and difficult Polynesian pirogue races in the world (cold, short waves and windy phases).

Are Uira is delighted to sponsor the team to support them in this challenge and allow them to fly the colours of Moorea high. The opportunity to introduce new territories to the rowers by sharing a community project.

Corinne DUBOIS, president of Are Uira, was present on Friday, May 10 in Les Sables d’Olonne, to encourage the team from the launch of the until its arrival early in the afternoon on the Grande Plage des Sables d’Olonne.

Great results in this international race

🥈  And it is with great joy that the team climbs to the second step of the podium, despite the cool water!

This accomplishment is an immense source of pride for the TUAIVA NUI association” declares Marie Jacky Forre, member of the association.

Territories shaped by the ocean

Like French Polynesia, Les Sables d’Olonne is shaped by the ocean. The development of wave energy projects in these two territories is a great opportunity. The generation of electricity from this natural resource promotes their energy autonomy.

The day ended in the late afternoon at the Les Régates bar with a drink, traditional biscuits from the region and traditional songs accompanied by Ukulele.

Beautiful images of this sporting and sharing moment.