Indonesian Independence Day
As most of you will be aware Wednesday 17th August is Indonesian Independence Day. To show our respect for this day the RACE Committee would like yachts try their best to dress their boats up in red & white. The Ambon Race Officer will select an appropriate judge for the competition. The winning yacht will receive a cold carton of Bintang 🙂
The RACE committee has been collecting donations for the local schools in Amahusu. There will likely be 1 x archive sized box for each yacht to transport. If you are in a racing division and do not wish to transport donations, there are plenty of other yachts that may be willing to take your box. It is your responsibility to arrange a deal.
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.
The first event of the program is the RACE Briefing. This will be held at Dinah Beach Yacht Club @ 6pm on Tuesday 9th August. Attendance is a requirement for all skippers and encouraged for crews. There will also be a BBQ afterwards to give everyone a chance to meet the competition.
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 honour and treated to an extravaganza of sail, sand, local foods and festival events.