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Website updated June 2 2014
Sail Indonesia Sailing Instructions
1 The Course
The course will be from the Start Line in Darwin Harbour to the Finish Line off the town of Kupang.

2 The Start
All yachts will start together at 1100 hours CST on Saturday July 26 2014. The Start Line will be West of the Darwin Sailing Club between “E” buoy which is located at approximatley S12° 25.5 and E130° 48.8. and the Start Boat which will be anchored in a position approximatley 400 metres north east of “E” buoy. All yachts shall pass through this line in East to West.The Start Vessel will carry out the following start procedure.

1050 Hours Warning Signal
Code Flag "P" will be hoisted and may be accompanied by a sound signal
1055 Hours Preparatory Signal, Numeral Pennant 1 will be hoisted and may be accompanied by a sound signal
1059 Hours Code Flag "P" will be lowered
1100 Hours Starting Signal, Numeral Pennant 1 will be lowered and may be accompanied by a sound signal.

3 The Finish

As you approach the anchorage please contact the Rally Office in on VHF Channel 77 and they will be able to give you directions regarding anchoring.
After you have crossed the finish line as detailed in the chart that will be given to you at the pre-rally briefing in Darwin, anchor and please wait for the Customs and Immigration Staff to come on board your yacht for your clearance into Indonesia.
Extreme care should be exercised as you approach any Indonesian port. There is usually a continuous stream of large ships, dredges and ferries using the port and at night their navigation lights will not always be in accordance with regulations. In addition, throughout Indonesia when you are close to the coast extra care is required as there are always large numbers of small unlit fishing canoes and fish traps in these waters that are difficult to see at night and often do not show up on radar.

4 Time Limit

There is no time limit to the rally. However if you arrive after August 2 the Sail Indonesia staff may not be there to give you any assistance for your clearance into Indonesia.

5 Divisions

The following divisions are offered,
Division I Monohull Racing
Division II Monohull Rally
Division III Multihull

6 Rules

The Rally will be sailed under the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea and the SOLAS regulations as prescribed by The Indonesian Sail Training Association APLI, PORLASI and the Indonesian Sailing Federation. The use of automatic steering is permitted in Divisions II and II, when engine propulsion is used it must be logged, totalled and declared at the finish.

7 Handicaps

Yachts in Division I may use a current IRC handicap or be allocated a Time Correction Factor based on the yacht's measurements. The yacht's Elapsed Time will be multiplied by this T.C.F. to give a Corrected Time and placings.

8 Safety Regulations

The safety of the vessel and its crew is the sole responsibility of the skipper. All yachts shall have completed a non stop passage of at least 200 miles across open sea and must comply with the SOLAS regulations as prescribed by The Indonesian Sailing Federation APLI and PORLASI.

9 Declarations

All owners or skippers of yachts must sign a declaration form stating whether or not they have complied with these Sailing Instructions and hand it to a member of the Sail Indonesia Rally Office within 10 hours of finishing. Protests will be heard by a protest jury whose decision will be final and any protest received after that time may not be considered.

10 Flags

The yacht's own national flag should be displayed at the stern and the Indonesian flag of a size not less that the yacht's own national flag from the crosstrees. Note that the Indonesian flag is flown with red uppermost. When you enter the waters off the finish you must display the code flag "Q" until you have been cleared by Indonesian Customs.

11 Radio Schedules
(Final details are under construction)
The Rally Communication Frequencies are Primary 4483 KHz or Secondary 2524 KHz.
All yachts while at sea must report in on the Radio Schedules as will be advised at the pre rally briefing.
The Sail Indonesia Rally Office, call sign "Sail Indonesia" will conduct a morning radio sched in Ambon at the finish on VHF Ch 77 at 0810 time each morning.

12 Retirements

Any yacht retiring from the rally must make every effort to inform the Rally Committee by radio and continue to give position reports at each sched until safely in port, or if its radio is inoperative, at the earliest opportunity. Yachts returning to Darwin must notify Australian Customs prior to arrival.

13 Time Zones

CST is Central Standard Time (Darwin Time) and will be used throughout the Rally for all communications and time keeping and is the time referred to in these instructions, unless specified otherwise. CST is GMT +9:30.

14 Rejection of Entries

The Rally Committee reserves the right to reject any entry at any time up to the Preparatory Signal, in which case the entry fee or part thereof may be refunded.

15 Sponsors Advertising

Yachts may seek and obtain sponsorship and advertise it in whatever form they choose.

16 After Finishing

After you finish please advise the Sail Indonesia Rally Office on VHF Channel 77 and you will be guided to the Customs clearing area highlighted on a chart that will be given to you in Darwin will be advised where to go in the mooring area to complete Indonesian Customs, Immigration and Quarantine formalities.

Yachts must advise Rally Office when they have checked by Customs officials and have been cleared. After you have been cleared by Customs all yachts must vacate the Customs clearance area and re-anchor in the general mooring area before you come ashore.

17 Presentation and Dinner
Details and times will be on the Notice Board in Kupang.

18 Additions or Alterations

Any additions or alterations to these instructions will be advised at the Pre-Rally Briefing.

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