SAIL BANDA 2010
"Small Islands for Our Future"
The Government of the Republic of Indonesia will host a marine festival called "Sail Banda 2010" in Maluku Province starting on July 24 until August 17, 2010. Sail banda 2010 will officially open with a yacht rally that flags off on July 24 in Darwin, Australia and will culminate in Ambon on August 3, 2010.
By taking the theme of "Small Islands for Our Future", Sail Banda 2010 is jointly organized by the Ministry of Marine and Fishery Affairs, Provincial Administration of Mollucas, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and Navy Force of Indonesia, supported by the Directorate General of Immigration and other government institutions.
Fifty two foreign sails from several countries have been registered to participate in this event. Among of them are Amulet (USA), Annwn (Australia), Anui (Australia), Aspara (Cayman islands), bernick (France), Bluestone (Australia), Catspaw (United Kingdom), Erica (New Zealand), Finale (United Kingdom), First Light III (Australia), Fleck (United Kingdom), Gypsy Rose (Australia), Harmonie (USA), Helios (Germany), Intiaq (Switzerland), Katmandu (italy), larissa (New Zealand), Linda (USA), marnie (USA), Nan Fong (France), Pegasus (United Kingdom), Pelagos (France), Pooino Roa (USA), Priscilla (USA), Pro's Per Aim (France), Red Boomer II (Australia), Sunray II (Australia), Tamoure (United Kingdom), tara II (Australia), Tea ISwitzerland), Toccata (France), Umbra Luna (Australia), Whisper HR (Australia).
Others than sail race, conference on Coral Reef and Small Islands, seminar on Sago ans Spices for Food Security, navy to Navy Talk, symposium on Maritime and Fisheries Research, water sport, cultural shows, social work on three planting and exhibitions will be held as side events of Sail banda 2010.
Media representatives interested in covering SAIL BANDA 2010 are advised to regeister on line at: www.deplu.go.id.
(Source: Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia - Toronto)