Yachts to set sail for eastern Indonesia

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Yachts to set sail for eastern Indonesia

Over a hundred yachts from Australia, the US, New Zealand, the UK and Japan are expected to participate in Maluku's Sail Banda event later this month.

The yachts are scheduled to depart from Darwin, Australia, on July 24 and set sail for Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, and the Banda Islands.

"After the yachts reach Kupang and Banda they will travel to 17 other islands in Indonesia," Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry representative Heru Satrio Wibowo said Friday.

"Among the destinations to be visited are Bali and Mataram in Lombok," added Haru, who is head of the ministry's maritime services and non-biological resources section.

The yachts will finish their journey in Belitung, South Sumatra, and Batam, Riau, he added.

Heru said that local economic development was an important reason behind the invitation of overseas yachts to join Sail Banda.

"Representatives of local governments will welcome the yachts at every port of call," he said.

"The yachts will dock for 3 or 4 days *at each port* and we hope they will buy local products," he said.

He added that there was a potential to develop economic relationships after the event.

Sail Banda aims to enhance the welfare of Maluku's communities, he added. "We also aim to improve the welfare of local communities, especially in coastal areas and the outer islands," he said.

Sail Banda has attracted both domestic and foreign parties to participate in social welfare activities at different ports of call, Heru said.

The Indonesian Navy is working with the Heath Ministry, Indonesian youth groups and foreign parties as part of Sail Banda, he added.

The event's social work goal aims to provide health and social assistance to many islands, such as Maluku, Navy Rear Admiral Surya Wiranto said in Jakarta.

Wiranto said several countries would participate in social work and welfare activities during the event, such as the US, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

"They will bring health and medical officials who will provide checkups for local residents," he said.

Heru and Wiranto agreed that preparations for Sail Banda are 90 percent complete.

"The infrastructure, including main roads from airports to remote areas are ready," Heru said.

A variety of national and international symposiums and conferences will be held during Sail Banda, such as the International Symposium on Small Islands and Coral Reefs and the Indonesia-Australia Cooperation Conference on Ocean and Fisheries. (map)
<span style="font-size: 14pt"><span style="font-weight: bold">Yachts to set sail for eastern Indonesia</span></span><br /> <br /> Over a hundred yachts from Australia, the US, New Zealand, the UK and Japan are expected to participate in Maluku's Sail Banda event later this month.<br /> <br /> The yachts are scheduled to depart from Darwin, Australia, on July 24 and set sail for Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, and the Banda Islands.<br /> <br /> &quot;After the yachts reach Kupang and Banda they will travel to 17 other islands in Indonesia,&quot; Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry representative Heru Satrio Wibowo said Friday.<br /> <br /> &quot;Among the destinations to be visited are Bali and Mataram in Lombok,&quot; added Haru, who is head of the ministry's maritime services and non-biological resources section.<br /> <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold">The yachts will finish their journey in Belitung, South Sumatra, and Batam, Riau, he added.<br /> </span><br /> Heru said that local economic development was an important reason behind the invitation of overseas yachts to join Sail Banda.<br /> <br /> &quot;Representatives of local governments will welcome the yachts at every port of call,&quot; he said.<br /> <br /> &quot;The yachts will dock for 3 or 4 days *at each port* and we hope they will buy local products,&quot; he said.<br /> <br /> He added that there was a potential to develop economic relationships after the event.<br /> <br /> Sail Banda aims to enhance the welfare of Maluku's communities, he added. &quot;We also aim to improve the welfare of local communities, especially in coastal areas and the outer islands,&quot; he said.<br /> <br /> Sail Banda has attracted both domestic and foreign parties to participate in social welfare activities at different ports of call, Heru said.<br /> <br /> The Indonesian Navy is working with the Heath Ministry, Indonesian youth groups and foreign parties as part of Sail Banda, he added.<br /> <br /> The event's social work goal aims to provide health and social assistance to many islands, such as Maluku, Navy Rear Admiral Surya Wiranto said in Jakarta.<br /> <br /> Wiranto said several countries would participate in social work and welfare activities during the event, such as the US, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.<br /> <br /> &quot;They will bring health and medical officials who will provide checkups for local residents,&quot; he said.<br /> <br /> Heru and Wiranto agreed that preparations for Sail Banda are 90 percent complete.<br /> <br /> &quot;The infrastructure, including main roads from airports to remote areas are ready,&quot; Heru said.<br /> <br /> A variety of national and international symposiums and conferences will be held during Sail Banda, such as the International Symposium on Small Islands and Coral Reefs and the Indonesia-Australia Cooperation Conference on Ocean and Fisheries. (map)<br />
KuKuKaChu: dangerously too sophisticated
This will probably be an immigrations night mare afetr seeing how Batam handles visas and things.
This will probably be an immigrations night mare afetr seeing how Batam handles visas and things.
Max Dean

"Life is like a boat, Without water it serves no purpose"
in the past it has also been a customs nightmare, with boats being impounded and demands for "security deposits" being made.
in the past it has also been a customs nightmare, with boats being impounded and demands for &quot;security deposits&quot; being made.
KuKuKaChu: dangerously too sophisticated
Sounds like a typical indonesian function then....
Sounds like a typical indonesian function then....
Max Dean

"Life is like a boat, Without water it serves no purpose"
yes, all the institutions of government coming together and working in cooperation and harmony with each other ...
yes, all the institutions of government coming together and working in cooperation and harmony with each other ...<br />
KuKuKaChu: dangerously too sophisticated
Any updatesd on the YACHT Races to Indonesia?
Any updatesd on the YACHT Races to Indonesia?
Max Dean

"Life is like a boat, Without water it serves no purpose"
i think it starts on the 27th. the official website, http://sailbanda.com/, does not exactly inspire confidence in the organisation of this event.
i think it starts on the 27th. the official website, <a href="http://sailbanda.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://sailbanda.com/</a>, does not exactly inspire confidence in the organisation of this event.
KuKuKaChu: dangerously too sophisticated
I just want to followand see if its a s bad as i think it will be...
I just want to followand see if its a s bad as i think it will be...
Max Dean

"Life is like a boat, Without water it serves no purpose"
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