2016 Darwin Dili Yacht Rally

The Timor-Leste Ministry of Tourism is proud to announce a USD$15,000 prize pool for the 2016 Darwin Dili Yacht Rally. This prize pool will be allocated across all Rally divisions.

The 2016 Darwin Dili Yacht rally will start from Darwin at 1000 hours on Saturday 9 July 2016. Rally entrants will be provided with a 3-month Sailing Authorisation in Timor-Leste waters and onwards extension to join the Sail Indonesia Rally in Kupang in West Timor, Indonesia.

The Notice of Event can be found in the Rally section of this website or quick link below. Expressions of Interest should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via this Expression of Interest form.

Online entry for the 2016 Rally is now open. Yachts which have registered their interest will be emailed a username and login for their online account. If you have not received this information and wish to enter the 2016 Darwin Dili Yacht Rally, please email us.

New for 2016: The Authority for Special Administrative Region of Oecusse (ZEESM TL) will be hosting a second leg (a cruise in company) of the Rally from Dili to Oecusse for those boats travelling on to Indonesia or those simply wanting to cruise in Timor-Leste waters. Dr. Mari Alkatiri the President of the Authority for Special Administrative Region of Oecusse will be hosting tours and a Rally dinner along with cultural events and entertainment.

2017 Rally

The start date for the 2017 Darwin Dili Yacht Rally is confirmed for 15 July 2017. Yachts wishing to receive information on the Rally as it becomes available should register their interest by email to: 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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.

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

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