Planning is underway for the 2015 Darwin Dili Yacht Rally, with a provisional start date from Darwin of Saturday 11 July 2015 at 1100 hours. The Notice of Event and Sailing Instructions will be posted here when finalised. The course is from the Start Line in Darwin Harbour, Australia, leaving Jaco Island to port, to the Finish Line off the city of Dili, Timor-Leste, a distance of 425 NM.
For 2015, Timor-Leste is in discussion with neighbouring provinces in Indonesia about giving the Rally a more regional focus and streamlining arrangements for yachts in the Dili Rally to sail onwards into Indonesia. Hopefully the 2015 Darwin Dili Yacht Rally will become known as “Dili and beyond”!.
Yachts interested in the 2015 Rally should email so they can be provided with information updates on the Rally as it is finalised.
Timor-Leste welcomes visits by yachts; much of the information on this site is relevant to yachts visiting Dili at any time. Click here for entry and exit procedures for visiting yachts or if you would like further information, please email us on
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.
A fleet of 10 yachts and 60 crew set sail for Dili, Timor-Leste on Saturday 13 July in the 2013 Darwin Dili Yacht Rally in 8-10 knots of breeze. Division I was headed up by Jon Wardill’s Australian Maid and other local monohull yachts including the 2012 winner, Gameset, owned by John Mulkearns. 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 is a Line Honours Record for the event.