Sail to Indonesia: Back to Down Under Rally 2013

27 Aug 2013 - 10 Oct 2013

Keeping up the tradition of annual international sailing events across the magnificent Indonesian Archipelago that already include:  Sail Bunaken, Sail Banda, Sail WakatobiBelitung, and Sail Morotai, now  complementing these,  the second Sail to Indonesia: Back to Down Under Rally 2013 will get underway from 27th August to 10th October 2013.


Sail to Indonesia: Back to Down Under Rally 2013 is also set as a continuation to the Sail Malaysia: Passage to the East which takes yachts and ships through Malaysian waters right to the doorstep of Indonesia.  The Rally also forms part of the program of cooperation among the ASEAN countries, in particular of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. 


The Rally will commence  on 27th August 2013 from Tarakan in the north of East Kalimantan and end at Labuha in North Maluku where participating yachts and ships can choose to exit Indonesia to further sail on to Papua New Guinea via Biak or to Darwin via Tual and Saumlaki.


The rally will take the course of: Tarakan- Berau- Toli-toli- Kwandang- Bitung- Morotai- Jailolo- Ternate- Gorontalo- Togean Islands- Pagimana- Banggai Islands- Labuha.


Fully supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy and regional governments, the Sail to Indonesia Back to Down Under Rally 2013, is organized by Cinta Bahari Antar Nusa Foundation. Founded in 2005, the foundation is dedicated to place Indonesia on the map as the Best Marine Destination in the World with the mission to establish various Sailing Passages throughout Indonesian Waters.


Indonesia is an undiscovered center of world sailing zone, the largest archipelagic country in the world with a large variety of cultures, ethnicities and of obviously, enchanting tropical forests. As much as 70% of the country is sea filled with various fascinating underwater life. With over 17.000 islands, Indonesia  surely offers a whole lot of wonders waiting to be discovered. So, raise the anchor! Hoist the sails! And embark on a voyage to the vast blue paradise, that is Indonesia.

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