PWC tour covers 1,100 km from Jakarta to Singapore
Report on United States National Racing Titles.
On April 7, 2004, an intrepid group of 15 personal watercraft enthusiasts set out from the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, on what would be an adventurous five days of coast and island hopping north to Singapore.
This“Water Cross Touring 2004” event was organized by the Indonesia Jet Sports Association, led by Mr. Fully Aswar and Mr. Jusli, to give PWC enthusiasts a chance to experience international long-distance adventure touring. The participants included nine Yamaha SUV 1200 owners, three FX140 owners and three owners of other makes. They were accompanied by two Yamaha powered cruisers carrying a support crew including two doctors, five mechanics’ a TV film crew and security staff.
In all, the 1,100-km course was covered in 31 hours of riding over five days with all the Yamaha PWCs finishing successfully with no breakdowns. The proud participants were greeted on their arrival in Singapore on April 11 by Mr. Justin Lee, president of the Singapore Powerboat Association.
Everyone involved appreciated the experience and plans are already being made for the next tour event to run from Jakarta to Pattaya in Thailand later this year.
From Ronald Leman, KG Marine, Indonesia
All participants who joined the “Water Cross Touring 2004”