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Sabang International Regatta 2011

September 9, 2011

The sailing community at Phuket is looking forward to participate in the inaugural Sabang International Regatta 2011, which is scheduled from 15 September to 25 September 2011.

The Organizing Committee together with representatives from Indonesia Sailing Federation (PORLASI) made a promotional trip to Phuket from 2 to 4 of April 2011 to meet the Phuket sailing community and yacht club as part of their promotional tour. “As this is our Inaugural Regatta, we are excited in organizing this event and we look forward inviting yachtsmen and cruisers from Phuket to participate in SIR 2011” said Mr. Iwan Ngantung,  Competition Manager of Indonesia Sailing Federation.

The Organizing Team visited all yacht clubs and marinas at Phuket and made their presence felt as the Sabang International Regatta is part of the Visit Aceh tourism campaign. The month of September 2011, the Ministry of Culture & Tourism of Indonesia is launch a month long of tourism activity to promote Aceh after the 2004 Tsunami.

The regatta is organised to namely promote Sabang and Aceh Province, which has been re-built after the 2004 Tsunami. Sabang, which is the capital town of Weh Island located on the North of Sumatran Island, boasts of scenic nature beauty, beaches, forests, coral reef and history.

SIR 2011 is organized by The Ministry of Culture & Tourism of Indonesia together with the Technical Assistance from the Indonesia Sailing Federation, this regatta will be a rally from Island of Langkawi at North West of Malaysia to Sabang, at Weh Island at Aceh Province.

The Organizers are inviting participants to register for the Sabang International Regatta 2011 (SIR 2011). Race will commence from 17 to 20 September 2011. The event will see three categories of racing namely the IRC class, Multihulls and Cruisers. The Organisers have also a category for power yachts for this inaugural regatta.

Entries are mainly expected from from Australia, Hong Kong, Holland, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia. Trophies and Cash prize will be given to winners of Sabang International Regatta 2011, during the Closing Ceremony and Dinner Party at Sabang.

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