The Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) Tahiti Va’a 2018, was created on 25 June 2015 by the Tahitian Va’a Federation (TVF) and the Government of French Polynesia under the impetus of President M. Edouard FRITCH with a view to The 18th edition of the Va’a World Sprint Championships ​​programmed in Tahiti in 2018 by the International Va’a Federation (IVF). 

Shortly after its creation, the LOC intends to organize, in collaboration with the International Va’a Federation (IVF), the Tahitian Va’a Federation (TVF) and the City of Pirae an international long distance race. In November 2015, at a seminar, an important decision was taken by the International Va’a Federation (IVF) and its member countries: to create the first edition of the Va’a – World Distance Championships from 2017 In Tahiti. This project is then carried out by the Tahiti Va’a LOC and takes place from 27 to 30 June 2017 in Taaone Bay in Pirae, through a synergy of forces. Indeed, the success of this event is based on a solid cooperation between public authorities, Polynesian companies and associative, sports and cultural movements. 

At this international event, 491 athletes from 33 countries (a record for a sporting event organized by the IVF) traveled to Tahiti to win the title of Va’a Long Distance World Champion. In addition, for the first time in the history of the Va’a World Championships, Africa and Asia were represented. Another innovation brought by the LOC is the setting up of an exhibition race that allowed people with a mental handicap to participate for the first time in an official race of the International Va’a Federation (IVF) . 

Today, the Local Organizing Committee is continuing its efforts to make the 18th edition of the Va’a World Sprint Championships in Tahiti a success. It is a new challenge that the team of LOC Tahiti Va’a 2018 and its president Mr. Jean CHICOU are certainly ready to take up! 

Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

Management

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Jean CHICOU

Président / President

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Tiphaine GRIBELIN

Directrice générale / General manager

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Hana CHICOU

Coordinatrice de direction / Top management coordinator

Departements

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Tautiare KELLY

Ressources humaines / Human Resources

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Mohea TARAUFAU

Ressources humaines / human resources

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Nuimata TERIITAUMIHAU

Finances

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Tearaitua PUNUATAAHITUA

Finances

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Mareta LEAU CHOY

Finances

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Angela HAATANI

Administration générale / Géneral administration

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Maimiti TAURAA

ADMINISTRATION GÉNÉRALE / GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

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Megane LEDOUX

Communication

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Jonathan AROITA

HOSPITALITÉ / HOSPITALITY

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Latavia PUAIRAU

Hospitalité / Hospitality

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Evanny FLORES

CHARGÉE DE TRANSPORT / TRANSPORT OFFICER

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Haumata WONG

Projets culturels / cultural projects

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Vahinerii LABBEYI

Responsable de site / Venue Coordinator

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Tane TAVE

Logistique- Parc va'a Logistic - va'a fleet

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Teveiarii TAPETA-MOANAURA

Logistique- Parc va'a / Logistic - va'a fleet

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Moana CHAN

Logistique- Parc va'a Logistic - va'a fleet

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Tearai ATIU

logistique- Parc à Va'a / logistic- Va'a fleet

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Yannick REID

logisitque- parc à va'a / logisitc- va'a fleet

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Isidore TAIOPU

logistique- parc à va'a / logistic- Va'a fleet

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Taniera HAATANI

logistique- parc à va'a / logistic- va'a fleet

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Ryan PARO

Logistique Plan d'eau / Logistic - Water Area

Key Actors

In order to carry out its events projects, the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) Tahiti Va’a 2018 counts on a synergy of the living forces. Active cooperation is thus established with the following key players: 

Public collectivities: 

  • State: CNDS, Ministry of the Overseas Territories, Ministry of Sports, Mobilization of State services (Immigration, Gendarmerie, Customs), City contract, Fond du Pacifique. 
  • Country: Ministry of Youth and Sports Education, Ministry of Tourism, DJS, IJSPF, DPAM
  • City of Pirae

Community life:

  • International Va’a Federation (IVF) 
  • Tahitian Va’a Federation (TVF) 
  • Tahitian Federation of Adapted Sports and Handisports 
  • Federation Te ui hotu rau no pare nui 

Private sector : 

  • Business partners: Vini, OPT, Sin Tung Hing Mercury, Air Tahiti Nui, EDT Engie, Powerade, Engie Foundation, Kalea Design, FAI Va’a, Air Tahiti, Viper Va’a, CPS … 

Press releases : 

  • TNTV official broadcaster (Live TV / Web) Media, TV, Web, Social Networks
  • Tahiti News Media Official Press 
  • Radio 1: Official Radio Media 
  • Specialized media: Vohi production, Va’a News, Sports Tahiti Tahiti Infos Médias Presse Officiel

INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS

Major Partners

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Partners

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Official Suppliers

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Media

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