May Event : The Biennial Wonderful Indonesia Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally
On May 2013, Bali will welcome The biennial Wonderful Indonesia Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally. The theme for this year’s race is Fair Breezes, Warm Friendship with the event not only being a major sporting and leisure exercise, but a powerful good will gesture between the people of Indonesia and Western Australia. This international sailing adventure highlights a yacht race and rally that attracts the largest field of competitors and recreational sailors in its 31-year history with organizers welcoming local, Australian and international skippers and crews. The event aims to attract a fleet of 50 or more ocean-going yachts for the run up to Bali’s shores.
The biennial Wonderful Indonesia Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally will set sail on May 4, 2013 and this year from the first time has attracted an entry from one of the sailing world’s super maxis Tokolosh VI joins the race fleet for an all out assault on the race record of 6 days 5 hours set in 2011 by Alan Brierty’s yacht Limit. The 1440 nautical mile race and rally is Western Australia’s only international yachting event and one of Australia’s most exciting and alluring blue water races. The race finish off Benoa Harbour, Bali Indonesia is the gateway to an exciting adventure while also being just the beginning of further adventures with the Beyond Bali Cruise through the Indonesian eastern archipelago set to get under way shortly after the boats arrive in Bali.
The FSC encourages race and rally participants to remain in Indonesia after the race for the Beyond Bali cruising component. It’s a chance for sailors to embark on great adventures in Indonesia with its more than 17,500 islands and welcoming people, cultures and exotic locations to get to know. This year a special itinerary has been prepared for cruising the eastern archipelago which is considered among the best cruising grounds in the world with thousands of islands and some of the world’s best diving and opportunities to snorkel over more species of coral than the Great Barrier Reef.