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Page updated October 20 2014
Sail Indonesia 2015 Rally Program
Sail Indonesia is an annual yacht rally that leaves Darwin in July of each year and is followed by a three month program of linked destinations across Indonesia, Sail Indonesia as a web based event and our rally is promoted and managed using the internet and email only, we do not use telephone, post or facsimile. There will be phone numbers to contact us in Darwin during the month before you leave for Indonesia. These will be announced on our web site NEWS PAGE when they become active.
Sail Indonesia 2014 will depart from Darwin on July 25 2015, the Entry Fee of $525 AUD is a one off cost and includes your Indonesian CAIT which will be obtained for you by Sail Indonesia Organizers and given to you in Darwin as you clear Australian Customs before you leave.

Our Rally is open to the following yachts, Mono hull yachts having a waterline length of not less than 7.3 meters and Multi hull yachts with a waterline length of not less than 8.0 meters.

Any yacht that enters Indonesia must have an Indonesian Cruising Permit (CAIT) issued by the Indonesian Government of Sea Communications and you should apply for a Social Visa for Indonesia before you leave for Indonesia at the Indonesian Consulate in Darwin.
Your Entry Fee includes English speaking ground support as you cross Indonesia plus entry and exit support, sponsorship letters for visa applications and temporary import and exit documentation for your yacht, there are no other fees or charges - it also includes the complimentary Rally Barbeque at the Darwin Sailing Club for all crew members. the Presentation and Dinner on arrival in Indonesia as well as the entire three month Sail Indonesia program that follows as you cross Indonesia.
Please note that your Entry Fee does NOT include the cost of your Indonesian Visas or your Visa extension costs in Indonesia, any Indonesian Customs, Quarantine, Port or Marina costs.
Planned Events in Darwin

Saturday July 18 2015 18:00
Farewell Barbeque at the Darwin Sailing Club for all crew members.

Tuesday July 21 2013 13:00 Rally Briefing and Information Day at The Darwin Double Tree by Hilton Espanade, at the corner of Mitchell and McLachlan streets, until recently known as the Darwin Holiday Esplanade Hotel at 1 pm. At this Information Day speakers will attend from Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand who will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding the cruise through these countries. The latest information was given out, rally radio scheds will be finalized and the latest details for your arrival in Indonesia will also be explained.

Saturday July 25 2014 Sail Indonesia begins at 11 am in Darwin Harbor, all yachts to Kupang or Saumlaki will start together.

ARE YOU GOING TO VISIT AUSTRALIA?
Information regarding your first port in Australia and Australia's Customs and Quarantine Regulations

If your yacht is not yet in Australia, for information see Australia's Immigration ,and Customs web sites and see the Australian Customs Arrival Regulations page.
The Australian Quarantine (now known as DAFF Biosecurity) web site details all information regarding Australia's Quarantine laws including the regulations regarding importation of any organic material, foods, cats, dogs or other pets you may have on board.

Also when you arrive in Australia the Quarantine Service may want inspect the hull of your yacht for unwanted marine organisms, please see Yacht Arrival Quarantine Regulations for all details.
Click Download for a PDF copy of this information.

Australian Customs and Quarantine regulations require that yachts arriving in Australia must give notice of arrival at least 96 hours before arrival at their first port in Australia. In January 2007 a couple were fined several thousand dollars in the Queensland Bundaberg court following a court ruling that they had failed to comply with these regulations and on March 11 2008 in the Queensland Mackay Court a skipper was fined almost $4000 for the same offence.
Notify Australian Customs of your planned arrival not less than 96 hours and not more than 10 days before your planned date of arrival to yachtreport@customs.gov.au or by telephone to the Customs Reporting Center at +61 3 9244 8973 or fax +61 2 6275 6331 or free call inside Australia on 1800 061 800, they will take your details and give you the contact phone numbers etc for the Customs Office of your first port in Australia.
You will need to provide the following information to Australian Customs, Yacht name, intended first port of arrival, estimated arrival time, last four ports, details of people on board including name, date of birth, nationality and passport numbers, details of any illness or disease recently encountered, any animals on board and if you have any firearms on board.
If you do not have onboard email you should do it from the last port before entering Australia and request confirmation by email from the Australian authorities for your records any confirmation should be kept for your reference.
If you are on the East cost of Australia and your route will take you through the Torres Strait area on your way to Darwin please note that there are also additional Australian Quarantine Regulations regarding that area, for information see the Australian Government web site at Torres Strait Regulations or click Download for a PDF copy of these regulations.
Please note, that as you are going to Darwin, that there are Northern Territory Government regulations regarding the entry of yachts into Darwin's marinas to prevent the spread of marine pests. In some cases your yacht will need to be inspected by divers, or hauled out and treated if necessary to kill any of these marine pests before you can go into any marina. The marina managers will be able to help you arrange these inspections. These inspections are free but any haul out costs will be at the yacht owner's expense. For all information visit the Northern Territory Government Fisheries web site.
Travel Warnings
It is most important that you check the latest information on travel advice and the security situation for the countries and places you propose to visit. This information is available from a number of Government Web sites including
smartraveller.gov.au in Australia and many others.
Medical Advice
The countries you will be visiting are often affected by Malaria, Polio, Typhoid Fever, Hepatitis as well as other diseases, see MDtravelhealth.com for details. Every crew member should consult a doctor for advice regarding the prevention and treatment of tropical diseases. In Darwin you can visit The Travellers Medical and Vaccination Centre located at 43 Cavenagh Street is on the first floor of the Cavenagh Centre as they specialize in tropical medicine and vaccinations. Their phone number is + 61 8 89817492 and in July they are very busy and there are usually a few days wait for an appointment.
Firearms in Indonesia
The importing of firearms and ammunition into Indonesia is very strictly controlled and the relevant regulations are rigidly enforced. All weapons MUST have a registration certificate from the country of origin. Proof of purchase is NOT acceptable. You must declare all firearms and ammunition on arrival in the country to the Indonesian Customs. In Bali in 2004 a Charter Boat Captain spent four months in jail for not declaring his shotguns and ammunition. In 2005, a Sail Indonesia Rally skipper declared his two shotguns to Customs in Kupang with the receipt from the store where they were purchased in the USA. In accordance with the regulations in the USA these weapons were not required to be registered in the USA and as he could not produce a registration certificate his guns were confiscated. He was also threatened with having to appear before a court and a possible 16 year jail term. It required considerable negotiations and the intervention of his country’s diplomatic mission to resolve the issue and his guns were never given back to him.
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