Here are a set of posts which may be useful to sailors taking part in Fremantle Sailing Club's Wonderful Indonesia Fremantle to Bali Race & Rally 2013, or more particularly those doing the Beyond Bali rally.
Several of the posts are about using GoogleEarth "charts" in OpenCPN. The two pictures below illustrate why they are useful, noting both are screenshots from OpenCPN with no internet connection at the time.
Posts on GoogleEarth topics:
The first post gives more info generally. The second described the software which allows you to make your own "charts". A DVD with a large range of GE "charts" is available to Beyond Bali participants.
GPS tracks through SE Asia:
These show Zen Again's tracks into and out of many of the anchorages Beyond Bali is visiting. When looking at our tracks note I was cruising West while you will be cruising East! Use at your own risk!
To access the tracks, follow the link below and in the global map pan/zoom-in to the Indonesian area. You'll find several track sets. Click on each to identify the source and for download options. Download the GPX file for use in OpenCPN.
Our blog posts from places you may visit:
- Gili Aer
- Medana Bay
- Pulau Medang
- Gili Banta
- Gili Lawa Laut (nearby)
- Monkey Beach (nearby)
- Pulau Besar
- Maumere Sea World
- Pulau Ipet (aka Kroko Island)
Posts summarising our 2012 Rally Experiences:
- Zen Again's Sail Indonesia 2012 Technical Summary
- Zen Again's Sail Indonesia 2012 General Summary
- Zen Again's Sail Malaysia 2012 Summary
Please note I am not involved in the organisation of the Beyond Bali rally. I'm just a FSC member who cruised through Indonesia in 2012. Here's hoping someone finds the above collection useful!