"The yachts have entered the Indonesian waters in Tarakan and are sailing towards the waters of Central Sulawesi," noted Raymond Lesmana, the tour operator of the Back to Down Under Rally.
According to Lesmana, the yachts have entered the Indonesian waters in Tarakan and are sailing to Berau. He added that they are scheduled to arrive in Tolitoli on August 26.
After arriving in Tolitoli, they will sail to Kwandang, Manado, Gorontalo, and Togean islands to enjoy the underwater panoramic views in Central Sulawesi.
"They are expected to sail past Kayubura beach at Parigi Moutong district where the main event of Sail Tomini will take place on September 19," Lesmana remarked.
He noted that some 28 yachts, participating in the Back to Down Under Rally, will enliven the main event of Sail Tomini, but some of them had left the cruise route in the Indonesian waters as they were discontent with the services offered by the Indonesian government in Tarakan.