Often referred to as "Sail Anambas" locally, this Peninsular Malaysia to Tarempa leg of the Passage to the East is actually part of the Sail Malaysia Rally that had its inaugural edition in 2005.
In 2015, Anambas and Natuna were added to the list of Sail Malaysia destinations and since this was met with great success by organizers and participants alike, the two newcomers were retained for the 2016 edition. Given the great added value offered by these two archipelagos, they're Sail Malaysia keepers.
In fact, given that the number of participating yachts went from 32 in 2015 to 44 in 2016, it's safe to say that great things are in store for Sail Anambas and the Anambas islands.
In 2016, the Sail Anambas dates were from 31 May to 4 June. And what a great sight it was, the kaleidoscope of yachts anchored in the Tarempa Bay. It's safe to say that a good time was had by all.
Click here for a number of great anchorages in Anambas.