Published on : Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Following an exuberant inaugural Nongsa Regatta in January 2016, Nongsa Point Marina & Resort by Nongsa Resorts is returning with heightened zest leading up to the 2nd Wonderful Indonesia Nongsa Regatta taking action from 20 January to 22 January 2017. This event will be held at the peak of the monsoon season (north wind) which is the best season to hold the sailing boat race.
It is estimated that approximately more than 300 participants both local and international will follow the race. International participants will arrive from Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia. Furthermore, Nongsa Point Marina & Resort will host Dinghies and traditional boat races by the local communities.
"We are really honoured and excited to host an international regatta event for the second time.We aim for more participants and enthusiasm for the 2nd Wonderful Indonesia Nongsa Regatta 2017. With the support from the Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia, we foresee this international event will heighten tourism to Batam, particularly to the Nongsa region", said Erhard M. Rueber,the General Manager of Nongsa Point Marina & Resort.
Last year saw over 300 participants, partners, media and boating race fans gather at Nongsa Point Marina & Resort to experience international and traditional Indonesian races first-hand, enjoy the luxuries of our beachfront resort and bring individuals together for the passion of boating and sailing sports. Come 2017, the three-day regatta will see over 60 varied sail boats and an estimated 600 international and domestic professionals, participants, spectators, thought leaders and boating sports community at Nongsa Point Marina & Resort.
As part of the resort’s corporate social responsibility, there will be a dedicated new race in a popular one design small Olympic one-man sailing dinghy – Optimist and Laser – for juniors at the Riau Yacht Club’s Sailing School. As a trusted organization within the local community, the resort once again showcases an Indonesian traditional boat race for local boating enthusiasts to partake. This traditional boat race allows our corporate sponsors and VIPs to experience first-hand navigating in a traditional boat within the roaring sea. 2017