Since 2004, Tahiti Pearl Regatta (TPR) has become one of the most popular, festive and publicized sailboat races in the Pacific Islands.
The regatta is governed by World Sailing rules. Crews can register in the following categories: Racing Monohull (division 1 or 2) for boats with a tonnage certificate HN Osiris; Racing Multihulls, for boats with a Multi2000 certificate; Light sails; Sailing canoes; Cruising, for boats without tonnage certificates. Boats registered in Racing compete on a handicap basis, those in Cruising compete in real time. The boats in the Cruising category do not participate in the windward/leeward regatta, only in the rallying regatta (C2, C4 and C6).