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Sail Indonesia 2012

This year the Sail Indonesia Yacht Race is holding its official celebrations in Morotai. Last year, in 2011, these official celebrations were held in Wakatobi and Belitong and as last years celebrations were such a success, once again this year the Waktobi Recengy Government is holding a Sail Morotai - Wakatobi Festival 2012.

Below you can find the list of events planned for this:

Sail Morotai - Wakatobi Festival 2012

Youth Volunteering Activities

Date: Monday 26 August 2012
Place: Waha Beach, Sombu Beach & Patuno Beach
Activities: Beach Cleaning Day, Green Acts
Participants: Youth Volunteers

Moslem Day Celebration & Posepa'a Tradition

Date: Sunday 19 August 2012
Place: Liya Fort, Liya Village
Activities: The end of the Ramadan fasting month, there are large Moslem Day celebrations in all villages. In Liya Village there is a special tradition after the morning holy prayers, whereby villages come together for an event called POSEPAA, namely a sporting event whereby villagers in pairs or threes face up to each other and kick each other, all in good fun. Its quite a spectacle to watch!
Participants:Sail Indonesia Participants, Other Tourists and Wakatobi Community

Official Welcome Ceremonies

Date: From 27th August to 9th September 2012
Place: Wakatobi Informaiton Center (WIC) at the Ferry Harbour, Wangi-Wangi Island
Activities: There will be a range of activities to welcome the sailors such as welcome dances etc.
Participants: Sailors and local Wakatobi Government

Underwater Wedding Ceremony

Date: Sunday 2nd September 2012
Place: Sombu Dive Site, Wangi-Wangi Island
Activities: Happy Wedding Anniversary Ceremony Underwater. Many couples are welcome to participate in this event if they want to renew their vows, or celebrate an anniversary.
Participants: Sailors, Tourists, & Wakatobi Community

1000 Bikes Wakatobi Tour

Date: Saturday 1st September 2012
Place: Wangi-Wangi Island
Activities: Cycle around Wangi-Wangi Island
Participants: Sailors, Toursits, Wakatobi Community

Local Cultural & Traditional Events

Date: 21st - 26th August 2012
Place: Wangi-Wangi Town
Activities: Local Wakatobi Community celebrates the end of the Ramadan Fasting Month (Id el Fitri) by having a festive week of cultural activities nad events.
Participants: Local Wakatobi Communities & Local Government

Traditional Rowing Boat Competition

Date: Sunday 1st September 2012
Place: Wanci Town in front of harbour, Wangi-Wangi Island
Activities: Rowing Boat Competition using traditional canoes called 'Sampan'.
Participants: Wakatobi Community, Sailors and other Tourists.

Wakatobi Cultural Festival

Date: 3rd - 8th September 2012
Place: Villages around Wangi-Wangi Island
Activities: Different villages will put on traditional performances, culinary tasting events, and traditional games and wlcome sailors and toursits into their villages to take part in the festivities.
Participants: Sailors, Tourists & the Local Wakaotbi Community.

National Bloggers Seminar

Date: 5th September 2012
Place: Wangi-Wangi Island
Activities: Many National Indonesian Bloggers will congregate to join this seminar.
Participants: National Bloggers & Wakatobi Community

Movie Making Workshop & Seminar

Date: 6th - 8th September 2012
Place: Wangi-Wangi Island
Activities: National and International Movie and documentary makers will congregate to participate in this workshop.
Participants: Movie makers & the Wakatobi Community