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2007 List of Entrants and Event Summary
Yacht Name
Nationality
Design
Length
Skipper
1 Aju Netherlands Rival 41
41'
Alfons de Gijzel
2 Akama Canada Trawler Yacht
52'
Maurice Nunas
3 Alba Dash Australia Pescott Whitehaven
42'
John McIntosh
4 Amoenitas Britain Najad 440
44'
David Jesinger
5 Antares Germany Hallberg Rassy
33'
Juergen Rinne
6 Ariel Cayman Islands Morgan
53'
Stephen Reinken
7 Arnak New Zealand Spray
44'
Geoff Gentil
8 Astrocat New Zealand Crowther
49'
Gregory Russell
9 Baker Street Britain Oyster 55
55'
David Wardle
10 Baligand Belgium Amel
53'
Philippe Guyot
11 Basilea Australia Mooring 51
51'
Ray La Fontaine
12 Billabong USA Gibsea 126
42'
Christopher Myles
13 Black Magic Australia Bowman
47'
Joseph Vagunda
14 Blue Moon Sweden Hallberg Rassy
40'
Kenneth Ekblom
15 Blue Sky USA Downeaster
45'
Jim Mather
16 Briana USA Tayana 37
37'
Bob Pauly
17 Callala Australia Jarkan 10.5
35'
Dieter Burman
18 Carelbi British Oyster 53
53'
Christopher Smith
19 Cat'chus Australia Chincogan 520
52'
Julian Way
20 CERS France Jeanneau Espace
36'
Jean Claude Fouilhac
21 Checkmate Norway Beneteau 435
44'
Nils Todal
22 Chez Nous Germany Scorpion 3
44'
Klaus-Dieter Schneider
23 China Grove Australia Buizen 48
48'
Ian Mellett
24 Cintra Norway Fantasi 44
44'
Knut Haug
25 Circe of Aeaea Canada Formosa 46
45'
Walter van Halderen
26 Deja Vu III Australia Catamaran
33'
Lloyd Price
27 Desperado USA Baba 30
33'
Cal Fitzgerald
28 Endless Dream New Zealand Radford 450
45'
Frederick Florian
29 Enzwell New Zealand Roberts 434
43'
Shane Hegan
30 ErinBrie USA Valiant
50'
Gregory Shea
31 Far Niente USA Cal
39'
Robert Christianson
32 Fruen fra havet Norway Nauticat 43
43'
Svein Jynge
33 Gentle Lady Australia Roberts
40'
Henk Pleysier
34 Good Hope Australia Dufour 395
40'
Brad Jordan
35 Great Sensation Britain Island Packet
45'
Martyn Rolton
36 Gwendolyn Australian Roberts 53
53'
Bradley Gillam
37 Hanalike New Zealand Alan Warwick
44'
Mike Welch
38 Hard Yakka Australia Farrier 41
41'
Richard Burnup
39 Icicle 1 Canada Roberts Offshore
45'
Clifford Friesen
40 Indulgence II Australia Warick 50
50'
Allan Pyne
41 Invictus IV USA Amazon Sloop
37'
Leo Carney
42 Iolea USA Hylas
49'
Roger Bruce
43 Island Fling Britain Island Spirit
37'
Bob Grant
44 Island Sonata St Vincent Lagoon 380
38'
John Shetron
45 Jan Plezier German Chuck Paine
45'
Franz Teutenberg
46 Jovic Britain Amel Maramu
52'
John Harper
47 Jusroamin Australia Hortsman
38'
Kevin Hill
48 Kirsten Jayne Britain Vagabond 42
47'
Keith Benton
49 Koru III Australia Crowther
50'
Peter Burney
50 Labarque Britain Calypso 42
42'
Patrick Southall
51 Mahili Australia Amel Maramu
47'
Mike Gough
52 Malinda IV Sweden Twin Peak 45
45'
Leif Lundberg
53 Matariki New Zealand Barnett Offshore
65'
Tom Johnson
54 Mico Verde USA Westsail 32
39'
Warren Johnson
55 Milliways Britain Solaris 42
42'
David Lyne
56 Monte Christo II Australia Adams
56'
Keith Mortimer
57 Moondancer II Australia Farr
46'
Gerald Goeden
58 Moon River New Zealand Hereshoff
52'
Christopher Frost
59 Moonwalker New Zealand Malcom Tennant
40'
Russell Carlyon
60 Moose Netherlands Antilles Barens
39'
James Gould
61 Orca Joss Britain Haag
48'
John Welch
62 Ovation Vanuatu Birdsall
53'
Darren Inger
63 Pantoja New Zealand Farr
39'
Jeremy Winks
64 Papillion France Catamaran
43'
David Bridge
65 Passage USA Peterson 44
44'
Bud Bliemeister
66 Pegasus Germany Bavaria
42'
Harald Peterman
67 Piping Shrike Australia Roberts
37'
Mike Fowler
68 Saadine Germany Hallberg Rassy
42'
Ralph Saade
69 Saluut Netherlands Van De Stadt
40'
Bram Goedhart
70 Sandpiper USA Yorktown
35'
Thomas Larson
71 Schoggelgaul Germany Reinke 13
46'
Guenter Schertel
72 SDF Canada Jeanneau Sun Fizz
37'
Jean Marie Dorlot
73 Seafires Gem Australia Roberts Spray
40'
Jeremy Elliott
74 Serenade Switzerland Amel
46'
Beat Kueng
75 Shekinah II New Zealand Rogers Evolution
36'
Warren Sutherland
76 Shiraz USA Fountain Pijot
42'
Steven Slack
77 Silent Wings New Zealand Adams
42'
William Dorssers
78 Sowelu Australia Roberts 370
39'
Roger Batt
79 Stormsvalen Norway Hanse 371 DS
37'
Tom Pedersen
80 Sturmvogel Germany Hallberg Rassy
38'
Norbert Kron
81 Strider USA Roberts
45'
David Reck
82 Sunburn New Zealand Boden South Seas
40'
Brendan Murphy
83 Sundance USA Motor Sailer
46'
David Francis
84 Sunflower USA Norseman 447
44'
David Blanding
85 Synergy 1 Australia Ron Holland
44'
Graham Tucker
86 Talitha New Zealand Shearwater 39
39'
Alan Ward
87 Tandem USA Tayana 48
48'
Ted Rhodes
88 Tico Tico Belgium Kirk Amel
36'
Alain De Poerck
89 Tradition New Zealand Herreshoff
47'
Roger Foley
90 Triglaw Germany Vanguard 950
31'
Heinz Maaß
91 Tulipano Netherlands Bruce Farr
65'
Peter Vrolijk
92 Tyra Britain Cal2/46
46'
Chris Vale
93 Uterus Norway Gib Sea 402
39'
Benjamin Bredal
94 Varlee Australia Mutt
43'
Paul O'Hara
95 Voahangy Cook Islands Cairns Custom
65'
Keith Offord
96 Wanderer 13 Australia Cougar Catamaran
47'
Albie Curtis
97 White Cloud Australia Roberts Mauritius
44'
James Searle
98 Windmiller Netherlands Super Maramu
53'
David Miller
99 Zarafet USA Prout 45
45'
Mehmet Selis
100 Zwaantje Germany Feltz
38'
Wulfard Berthold
           
Racing Group Departs July 21
1 Australian Maid Australia Cassidy 55
55'
Jon Wardill
2 Helsal II Australia Adams 66
66'
Rick Edmonds
           
           
  Second Group
Departs July 28
     
1 Blue Moon of Oz Australia Crowther
40'
John Harlen
2 Blue Tango USA Valiant 42
42'
Wally Schrick
3 Brother Wind Britain Island Packet
45'
Jo Winter
4 Cordelia Australia Allan Mason
41'
Eric Edwards
5 Cormorant USA Corbin 39
39'
Harry Hungate
6 Fourstar New Zealand Jim Young
41'
Midge Mortensen
7 Hinewai Australia Roberts
44'
Peter Knight
8 Icy Red New Zealand Roberts Offshore
44'
Ian McLean
9 Marin Hedon Australia Hywel Price
36'
Krispy Gerhardt
10 Meridian Australia S&S
40'
Philip Hebblethwaite
11 Mignon Netherlands Sunbeam
42'
Johan Meijer
12 Out of the Bag Australia Oram
45'
Donald Mcgrath
13 Phoenix USA Camper and Nicho..
54'
John Munshower
14 Pura Vida Australia Pugh Fairwind
46'
David Maxwell
15 Reve de Lune Switzerland Amel
41'
Hans-Gerold Furrer
16 Rhumba II Australia Grainger
52'
Mal Canning
17 Second Winds Australia Roberts
36'
Bryan Butson
18 Seute Deern South Africa Reinke 16
52'
Hans-Jurgen Frommann
19 Sonrisa USA Hunter
45'
Greg Claesson
20 Sunbird III Australia Buhler
45'
Iain Manson
21 Stormwitch Britain Sadler
34'
Brian Cartwright
22 Sunfish III Japan Prout
34'
Fujitani Yoshiaki
23 Virus en Mer France Super Maramu
52'
Michele Maurourad
           
1 Albireo Cancelled Entry      
2 Island Nomad Cancelled Entry      
3 Moonmist Cancelled Entry      
4 Tiaki Cancelled Entry      
5 Sea Bunny Cancelled Entry      
6 Double Vision Cancelled Entry      
7 Morning Tide Cancelled Entry      
8 Charmar Cancelled Entry      

November 2
The three month Sail Indonesia rally has now concluded for 2007 with all the yachts having cleared Indonesia as their three month cruising permit has expired, they have crossed into Singapore with some of the fleet now in Port Dickson in Malaysia preparing for the continuation of the rally north up the Malaysian coast to Langkawi.

October 15
As the yachts come to the end of their 3 month visit to Indonesia they are in various ports in the north of Indonesia preparing to head to Singapore and onto Malaysia for the rally from Port Dickson through to Langkawi.
October 2
A total of 110 yachts visited Lovina Beach in Bali and the fleet has now left and divided with 15 yachts now at Karimun Jawa with another group heading to the Orangutang rehabilitation reserve at Kumai.

September 21
At Sept 21 a total of 35 yachts including Moose, Aju, Orca Joss, Moonriver and Hard Yakka are now anchored at Lovina Beach in the north of Bali as part of their journey journey through Indonesia. The local association of hotel managers has arranged for a contingent of their staff members to clean up the foreshore and surrounding areas, in addition the local school children have been formed into groups and been "asked" to remove all the litter from the beach each morning.There are a number of tours planned for the participants to visit some of the world class attractions that Bali is so famous for.
Yachts are reporting that the main problem they are experiencing as they move through Indonesia is that there is just so much to see they just cannot fit it all in.

September 1
50 Yachts are now in Labuan Bajo on the western tip of Flores where the festival will start on the 7th while others have gone to Makassar to participate in the city's 400th anniversary.

August 24
A group of 64 yachts are now in Maurole-Ende on the central north coast of the island of Flores and the participants have voted it as being the best welcome and the best set up of all the places they have visited so far. The participants have been on a tour of the villages of Wologai and Wolotopo where they saw the palm sugar being processed and of course the very popular traditional wine making and tasting.

August 17
A total of 90 yachts are now anchored off the town of Maumere on the north coast of Flores. August 17 is Indonesia's National Day and the participants were invited to a presentation and celebration dinner hosted by the by the Regent of Sikka Regency before going on tours of the area.

August 11
88 yachts arrived in Lembata today, and enjoyed the festival provided by the local administration and citizens of the island. The other yachts in the fleet are making their own way westwards through Indonesia.
August 3
The main group of yachts are now in Alor however for the next two months it will be difficult to keep track of the yachts as they move westwards through Indonesia Rally because some of the yachts are making their own way through Indonesia and the rally no longer has a formal position reporting system.
August 2
The remainder of the second group of starters have reached Kupang. These include Blue Moon of Oz, Cordelia, Second Winds, Seute Deern, and Sunfish III. There are still a couple of late starters on the water and a few that have yet to leave Darwin. Many of the first group have moved on from Kupang with 20 yachts in Alor and a another 30 on the way. Other yachts have gone to Roti, and others are heading directly for Lembata.
August 1
Yachts from the second group started arriving in Kupang yesterday with Virus en Mer, Brother Wind, and Out of the Bag leading the way. Overnight arrivals included Blue Tango, Fourstar, Icy Red, Pura Vida, Reve de Lune, Sonrisa, and Sunbird III. The remainder of the group is expected to arrive today.
July 31
The majority of the second fleet are now well past the half way mark with the leaders expected to start arriving in Kupang this afternoon. With the exception of a few late starters who have not left Darwin, the remainder of the yachts at sea are expected to be dropping their anchors by tomorrow. Weather conditions remain light and yachts are having to use their motors.
July 30
At the 08:10 radio sched today yachts again reported flat seas and little wind. The fleet was around the half way mark and are on track to start arriving in Kupang late tomorrow and Wednesday. Virus en Mer was leading the way with Blue Tango, Brother Wind, Cordelia, Fourstar, Icy Red, Out of the Bag, Reve de Lune, and Second Winds all past the half-way mark and not far behind.
July 29
At the 08:10 radio sched today yachts reported flat seas and little wind. Blue Tango was leading the group with Blue Moon of Oz, Fourstar, Second Winds, and Virus en Mer not far behind.
July 28
The second group of rally yachts crossed the start line at 11 am today for Kupang. 15 yachts are in this group with another 6 or 7 late starters expected to leave over the next week. They will be reporting on radio scheds at 08:10 CST from tomorrow onwards and are expected to arrive in Kupang on Tuesday and Wednesday.
July 27
100 yachts are now anchored in Kupang - this accounts for the entire first fleet including late starters. All participants enjoyed a gala dinner at the Kupang Mall hosted by the Governor of Timor. The racing yachts Helsal II and Australian Maid have returned to Darwin while other yachts are expected to move on to alternative destinations like Roti tomorrow. Tomorrow the 22 yachts in the second fleet will leave Darwin for Kupang..
July 26
97 yachts have arrived in Kupang and been cleared. Three late starters are still at sea and are expected to reach Kupang during the next day. Participants are enjoying an enthusiastic reception from the people of Kupang and exploring the sights, sounds, and tastes of the region.
July 25
Yachts continued to pour into Kupang today with a total of 95 arrivals by nightfall. A few late starters are still at sea and are expected to reach Kupang over the next few days. The anchorage is an impressive sight and the event is causing much local interest. Indonesian officials have been working hard to clear all the yachts into Indonesia and only a handful remain to be cleared at the time of writing.
July 24
Yachts continued to stream into Kupang today with 52 arrivals by nightfall. A number of yachts are expected to arrive overnight and most of the remainder of the fleet are expected tomorrow. Indonesian officials are working hard to clear the arrivals into Indonesia.
At 0800 today the main group of yachts were close to Kupang with Erin Brie expected to be at anchor within the hour. Carelbi, Mahili, Moon River, Pegasus, Shiraz and Tradition were in a group approching the western tip if Timor and were expected in later today. The renmainder of the fleet were experiencing light winds and were making slow progress.
July 23 18:30
At 18:05 Helsal crossed the finish in in Kupang and Australian Maid were 20 miles behind and finished at 22:45. The rest of the fleet still south east of Kupang were being frustrated by the light winds and the first yachts are expected into Kupang on Tuesday morning.
July 23 08:00
The leading yachts were 120 miles from Kupang with Helsal II maintaining a 20 mile lead in front of the Australian Maid and were expecting to be in Kupang late tonight, however this may not be the case as winds in the area were reported as 2-3 knots.
Yachts Hanalike, Good Hope, Tandem, Talitha, Zwaantje, and Strider were reported in a group some 45 miles behind the leaders and were happy with the winds in that area which were 10-15 knots.

July 22
The fleet reported in and in the lighter breezes were now stretched out over 40 miles.
Helsal II was still leading the fleet 230 miles from Darwin with Australian Maid 19 miles behind in the moderating conditions. On the 16:00 sched yachts reported in as experiencing 15 knots of breeze from astern and the sea state as "rolly". Aju, Alba Dash, Ariel, Arnak, Baker Street and Briana were in a group 20 miles behind the leaders with the remainder of the fleet up to 40 miles behind.

July 22
At 0800 radio shed today the leading yacht Helsal had covered 160 miles since the 11am start yesterday and was 12 miles ahead of the Australian Maid, the conditions were still ideal with a 10-15 knot southest breeze with moderate seas. The slower boats including Gentle lady, Briana, Hanalike, Icicle, Island Fling, Enzwell and Mico Verde were at the back of the pack almost 60 miles behind with the others spread across the area in between them and the leaders.
July 21
On the 1600 sched the two racing yachts Australian Maid and Helsal were enjoying the ideal conditions and were 50 miles from Darwin travelling at an average speed of almost 10 knots. Mico Verde, Milliways, Papillon, Serenade and Saluut were in a group 15 miles behind the leaders with the rest of the group 5 miles behind.
July 21
The fleet left Darwin on schedule at 11:00 in ideal conditions in a 15 knot southeast breeze under a cloudless sky watched by hundreds of spectators and well wishers both on the water and from the vantage point overlooking the start line at East Point. The official starter was the Indonesian Consul in Darwin Mr Harbangan Napitupulu who fired the start gun at 11 am precisely. Helsal II skippered by Rick Edmonds was first over the start line followed by Australian Maid, and the following 100 plus yachts made a spectacular sight.

Photographs from the Start Line in Darwin July 26 2007





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The Start
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Australian Maid
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Baker Sreet
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