In an attempt make this rally a truly international event in 2005, an inaugural follow-on rally was arranged following the route up the west coast of Malaysia leaving Singapore with the Malaysian island of Langkawi as its destination. This event had the full support of the Malaysian Government’s Tourism Department. The rally was a success and was repeated again in 2006 and 2007.
In 2006 the Sail Indonesia event attracted 96 yachts; in 2007, 110 yachts participated.
Go to the web site www.sailindonesia.net for the details of 2006 and 2007 (yachts, nationalities, route through Indonesia etc)
For 2006 and 2007, a total of six-nine stopovers in Indonesia over 3 months were arranged by YCBI organizer, Mr Raymond Lesmana. Destinations included Alor and Lembata Islands, then west to Riung in Flores, Makassar in south Sulawesi, Kumai on the south coast of Borneo, and finally Bali.
This event has truly become “Sail Indonesia”. The stopover in Kumai at the sanctuary where orangutans are reintroduced into the wild, often after a life of caged living has been described by many as one of life’s highlights, ranking alongside meeting the mountain gorillas in Rwanda.
Again for 2006 and 2007, the events in Indonesia were followed by the organised activities in Singapore and the Singapore Langkawi Rally.