Join us for the world’s only international equator regatta; The Neptune Regatta. This regatta offers expansive sailing challenges & experiences whether it be for pedigree racing yachts, family cruiser yachts, catamarans or motor yachts, the Neptune is designed to cater for all categories of experienced sailors that wish to join the elite few who have sprint raced across the equator.
Aside from the unexplainable desire to cross the equator and check whether the water changes direction when emptying from the galley sink, the regatta also takes participants on a voyage in virgin sailing waters of indescribable beauty through the Riau Islands.
The Neptune Regatta takes place entirely in Indonesian waters with a start and finish at Nongsa Point Marina (N 01° 11’.86” & E 104° 06’.00”). Nongsa Point Resort is the yachting entryway to Indonesia and is only 11 miles from Singapore.
The Riau Islands south of Batam are a magnificent sailing ground. With volcanic peaks rising in the distance on the larger islands of Temiang, Singkep and Lingga, which rest behind a multitude of tropical islands smaller in sizes and shapes leading to the jump off point for the equator, Pulau Buaya (N 0 10’.5” & E 104 13’.5”), offering protected anchorages and stunning white coral beaches. Passage Races through tropical beauty, clear green waters, sailing past breath-taking vistas, combined with a sprint race over the equator, ZERO – THE RACE, makes for the Neptune Regatta a yachting event unmatched in the sailing calendar.
Please take your time and explore the websitewww.neptune-regatta.comwhich should answer most questions on the Neptune.
Boat Name: Discover Sailing Asia - Getaway Ichi
Boat Type: KER32
Very competitive, IRC-optimized 32-footer. This pocket rocket is a giant killer. Getaway Ichi has outperformed much larger yachts in IRC racing including: Sydney40, Swan42, Farr36, Bene 47.7 and 40.7, Archambault 35 and 40, Elan 410 and many others. Designed by Jason Ker for all-round performance, the Ker32 is one of those rare, magic IRC designs that keeps winning (like the J35 or BH36). It is in walk-on and win condition.
Spars and Rigging: Mast - Formula Spars carbon 2 spreader rig - (tube weight 47kgs) 22 degree swept back spreaders with Nitronic 50 standing rod rigging Boom – custom built, carbon (weight 12kgs) Spin poles – 2 x Formula Spars end to end Short prodder on bow for assym sails
All deckgear: Harken and Spinlock *New Mainsail *New Engine