Actual trip was counter-clockwise around
Raiatea 2 nights, then to Bora-Bora for 3 nights, then finally to Tahaa
for 2 nights
The Leeward Isles of the Society Islands chain, often referred to as
the outer islands of Tahiti, are lush, verdant and sun-kissed. A
cluster of volcanic islands are dominated by craggy mountainous terrain,
skirted by costal lowlands and surrounded by an encircling reef.
Inside the reef, water is flat as a pond. Inter-island passages are
more challenging, in open ocean. Fun!
Best sailing is the dry winter months between April and November. Then,
winds are dependable, temperatures in the comfortable 70s and unsettled weather
is infrequent. Trade winds are 13-18 knots year-round.