Hellen and Maluku Tourism

When tourism slumped embarrassment of post-riot years, 1999, Hellen Sarita de Lima initiated again the regatta Darwin-Ambon, Maluku. Before the riots, this regatta become the Moluccas tourism agenda every year since 1976. At that time, participants reached 100 sailboat race. However, sailboat race riots make it stop. “Competition sailboats can be a door to tell […]

Discovery Ambon

Ambon is the capital of Maluku province. Together with North Maluku province, they are better known to Europeans as The Moluccas. The islands had been of interest to spice traders from as early as the 1st century, and later became known as The Spice Islands, due to the cloves, nutmeg, mace and cinnamon which grow […]

Darwin-Ambon Yacht Race

Darwin yachtsmen have played a pivotal role in developing the international yachting events scene in Australia. In 1973 they organised the first race to a foreign port, the Darwin to Dili Yacht Race. While this pioneering event attracted just six entries, it began a great tradition of sailing events departing Darwin for ports to our […]

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