Fremantle to Bali Offshore Race Countdown is on: one year to go
Fremantle Sailing Club has invited the Australasian Sailing Community to start preparing. For 7th Edition of this classic Western Australian Race, which starts on 9 May 2020, to coincide with the 100th Anniversary of the sailing club.
Fremantle to Bali is a 1440 nautical mile voyage. It provides a wonderful opportunity for yacht owners around the country to take advantage of not just a long distance, warm weather race, but also to enjoy the opportunity for extended cruising in Indonesia that comes with the entry.
For those thinking of a Sydney-Hobart campaign, there are many options. Port Lincoln Race Week, Geographe Bay Race Week in Busselton. Many of these events, like the BaliRace, run a Rally alongside the dyed-in-the-wool racers.
The inaugural Fremantle to Bali Race began in 1981, and the event has continued steadily, apart from a twelve-year hiatus that was prompted by political unrest. It is now hosted by the Fremantle Sailing Club and continues to operate every 2 to 3 years with the support of the Indonesian Tourism Authority.
In addition, the Club has recently created a new monthly event called “Topic Nights Freo to Bali, Warm-up Series”, where various speakers share their past experiences and provide support to the 2020 fleet. Topic Nights are open to the general public and held at the Fremantle Sailing Clubhouse, once a month, held on a Thursday night and are posted on FSC YouTube Channel.
Fremantle Sailing Club has already received 54 expressions of interest from boats and 51 from crew for 2020 race, which is poised to set a new benchmark.
For further information (Notice of Race, Expressions of Interest) visit Fremantle to Bali 2020 website.