Sail Indonesia Rally 2013

The annual Sail Indonesia Rally is under way. About 80 yachts left Darwin Australia on Saturday 27 July for what must be one of the most remarkable sailing events going. Yachts from all over the world gathered in Darwin before the start to get their yachts ready, attend the famous Farewell BBQ, get their final […]

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Sailing Wanitas

Can I speak to the Captain?” said an important looking Harbour Master in a remote Indonesian port ?  Says Captain Ruth, “I am the Captain, Pak?” Get a bunch of men and women on a yacht and something happens to the men. They turn into Captains and become the biggest chauvinists around.  One sailing wife […]

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Waka Day Trip Sail to Nusa Lembongan

“It was only a day trip but it felt a lot longer.” Anis from Asia World Bali has a totally different feel when you go sailing. The views are sensational and it is surprising how big Mt Agung really is. From the sea it is huge and completely dominates the surrounding topography. Also being out […]

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Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally Yachts Here in May

“The excitement is mounting.” Marina Valmadre – Media Spokesperson for Fremantle Sailing Club The trigger for the starting gun for this year’s Wonderful Indonesia Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally 2013 will be pulled on May 4 in the waters just off the Fremantle Sailing Club in Western Australia. The event which is sponsored by […]

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Party like a Pirate

“I love Phinisi boats. They are big and beamy and have plenty of room and are very safe. Hardly felt the boat move at all.” Happy customer on Pirate Dinner Cruise. Sunsets in Bali are surreal. Even more so when you are on the upper deck of big Phinisi yacht leaving Benoa Harbour with a […]

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Where are the Yachts?

Being the only dedicated sailing journalist in the whole of Indonesia is hard task. The biggest problem is finding something to write about. If you don’t believe me go to any beachside café here in Bali and count the yachts you see out on the water. If you are up early you might see a […]

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From the Sea Articles in 2013

From the Sea Articles in 2013 Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to all of you that are reading this and may all your dreams come true in 2014. Sounds a bit ‘ginger peachy’ but it is, at this time of year, that many of us do pause and think, to take stock of the […]

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Sail 2 Indonesia Rally 2014 Announced

Yet another high profile international sailing event in Indonesian waters has been announced. In an exciting development the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy and the New Zealand based Island Cruising Association have reached agreement on an event that will see skippers from New Zealand and beyond cruising through Indonesia’s unique waters. Under the […]

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