Thu, 11 Aug 1994

Pertamina aids yachting race

JAKARTA (JP): The state-owned oil company Pertamina yesterday donated Rp 220 million (US$101,500) in cash and 350 kiloliters of fuel to organizers of the fifth Perla yachting race yesterday.

Junior admiral FX Murjiyo, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Navy and chairman of the race committee, said upon receiving the donation from Pertamina executive Yudo Sumarjo yesterday that at least 16 sailboats will set sail from Lembar port in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara on Sunday for Jakarta in the first leg of the race.

The second leg, from Jakarta to Pontianak, will get underway four days later. No less than 50 boats have confirmed their participation for the final leg. The race was initiated by the National Navy in 1990. (fhp)