2014 Darwin Dili Yacht Rally

The 2014 Darwin Dili Yacht Rally will start from Darwin on Saturday 12 July 2014 at 1000 hours. Click here for the Notice of Event and here for the Sailing Instructions. 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.  This website is updated with full details of the 2014 event.  


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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact Us

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.  

2014 Rally

The Timor-Leste Ministry of Tourism has announced a USD15,000 prize pool for the 2014 Rally.  Updated Sailing Instructions and Notice of Event are available at the Quick Links  on the left of this page. 
Entries in the 2014 Darwin Dili Yacht Rally are now open - go to the Quick Link on your left or to Online Entry in the Entry section of this website to commence your entry.   Fifteen yachts have already registered their interest in the 2014 Rally. 
Yachts wishing to register their interest in participating should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; email bulletins will be sent to registered yachts with updated details of the Rally. A Pre-entry Information book has been emailed to all yachts registering interest.   
After reaching Dili, yachts will be free to explore Timor-Leste waters for 3 months or to extend their voyage into Indonesian waters through joining the Sail Indonesia Rally or a cruise to the Tanimbar Islands on the way back to Darwin. In a new initiative for 2014, Rally yachts will be fitted with Yellowbrick yacht trackers, enabling yacht positions to be automatically uploaded to the progress page of the Rally website.

2013 Highlights

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. 



Rally Trophies

Minister of Tourism

H.E. Francisci Kalbuadi Lay


Australian Maid