The Sail Timor-Leste Darwin Dili Yacht Rally is a web based event, organised and managed using the internet and email only; we do not use telephone, mail or fascimile. Please always include the name of your yacht in the subject line of all emails to us.
The 2013 Darwin Dili Yacht Rally was a major event in Timor-Leste's calendar of events, sponsored by the Timor-Leste Ministry of Tourism to promote the development of the Timor-Leste's marine tourism industry. A fleet of 10 yachts and 60 crew set sail for Dili, Timor-Leste, at 10.00am on Saturday 13 July in the 2013 Darwin Dili Yacht Rally in 8-10 knots of breeze, making for a great spinaker start. Mango Madness from Darwin, skippered by Bo Whaton, was the first yacht over the start line, followed closely by Gameset and Australian Maid.. Division I is headed up by Jon Wardill’s Australian Maid and other local monohull yachts including the 2012 winner, Gameset, owned by John Mulkearns. Division III comprises 3 multihull yachts, Albatross II, Mai Tai I and Majeak. Australian Maid crossed the finish line in Dili at 1407 hours Monday 15 July.. This is a Total Elapsed TIme of 52.12 hours and has been confirmed as a Line Honours Record for the event. It is more than 24 hours faster than the previous record held by Mojo 3. Gameset and Mai Tai have also recorded 'personal bests' slashing over 24 hours off their 2012 results.
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In 2012 a record fleet of 17 yachts in all three Divisions and totalling 70 crew went on the 2012 Rally. Mojo 3 from Brisbane skippered by Peter Wilcox took Line Honours and first on handicap in Division III for the event. Gameset from Darwin skippered by John Mulkearns came first on handicap in Division I. Go to List of Entries and Results for full details. Yachts in Cruising Division carried a range of donated goods to Dili for the humanitarian sailing vessel VEGA to distribute to remote communities in Timor-Leste and Indonesia.