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Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race & Rally
Update 8

Duty Free
Goods will be available for collection from Dinah Beach Yacht Club on Friday 12th August 0900-1200 whilst yacht clearances are being completed.
Cut-off for orders is 4pm Wednesday 10th August.

President Regulation 105
Attached is the President’s Regulation #105 outlining the removal of the CAIT for yachts cruising in Indonesia. If you are visiting remote ports it would be a good idea to have a hard copy of this document in case they are unaware of the changes.

Flights
Hardy Aviation still has seats on the direct flight from Ambon for people flying home. To secure a seat contact ops@nullhardyaviation.com.au or call 8928 9230
Bookings close Thursday 21st July

60 Day Visas
For people requiring this visa if you have not received the documentation required please contact the race administrator to arrange this as soon as possible. The Indonesian Consulate in Darwin has requested all applications are submitted by 3rd August to ensure processing is complete before you depart with the race.

Spot on Marine – Deals
Spot on Marine is offering a 15% discount on lift out/trailer haul out and water blast for all D2A entrants… It’s never too late to get your boat race ready. For bookings call 8981 7481.
There will also be an “ice bucket” draw at the Race Briefing on 9th August.

Safety
You may be contacted by the RACE Committee in regards to spot checks over the next few weeks.

Sail Karimata: 6th–9th October
For those staying in Indonesia for a while this may be of interest…
The Inaugural ‘Sail Karimata’ Festival at Sukadana. The Palau Karimata region is located just West of the Borneo in the Java Sea and is your quintessential tropical paradise with palm trees, azure blue waters and white sand beaches. The Indonesian President is set to open the festival with participants as the guests of honor and treated to an extravaganza of sail, sand, local foods and festival events.

NT Election
It is scheduled for 26th August 2016. If you will not be away go to www.aec.gov.au for more information on voting early or postal votes.

Darwin Program
Tues 9th August, 1800 – 2000, Race Briefing, at DBCYA
Wed 10th August 1800 – 2200, Live Music at DBCYA
Thurs 11th August 18000 – 2000, Indonesian Night at Indonesian Consulate
Fri 12th August 0900 – 1200, Customs Clearance, at DBCYA
Fri 12th August 0900 – 1200, Duty Free Deliveries, at DBCYA
Fri 12th August 1800 – 1930, City of Darwin Reception, at Civic Centre Function Room
Sat 13th August 1100 Race Start Stokes Hill Wharf

Ambon Program
Wed 17th August All day  – Independence Day, throughout Indonesia
Fri 19th August 1100 – 1300, Welcome Ceremony at Ambon City Government
Fri 19th August 1900 – 2100, Gala Dinner (TBC) at Governor Maluku Residence
Sat 20th August 1100 – 1300 Friendly Games at Amahusu
Sat 20th August 1300 – 1500 Refueling & water supply at Amahusu
Sat 20th August 1800 – 2100 Presentation Dinner at the Mayor of Ambon’s Residence
Sun 21st August 1300 Charter flight to Darwin – Hardy Aviation
Mon 22nd August 100 – 1500 CIQP Clearances at Amahusu

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