Tourism Minister to Organize Sabang Yacht Festival

Tourism and Culture Minister Jero Wacik says his ministry is now in the middle of preparing an international yacht festival that will take place in Sabang Island, Aceh, mid this month.
Dubbed the International Regatta Festival, the event is expected to attract yacht owners from the world over.

“So far, 26 yachts from Europe, Asia and Australia have registered to participate in the event,” he said on Sunday as quoted by

Jero Wacik said the festival is a joint cooperation between Malaysia’s Langkawi tourism resort and Thailand’s famous Phuket beach. He said the event will begin on Sept. 13 in Phuket and then continue to Langkawi before wrapping up in Sabang.

He said the end of the regatta would be marked with an event honoring Aceh’s tsunami victims.