Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Information for FSC Beyond Bali Rally

Hi everyone,
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.

CM93 Chart
GoogleEarth Image
Which would you prefer?  And in the area shown the reefs are actually charted reasonably well!  In areas of the world with poor charts GoogleEarth imagery is an invaluable aid to navigation.  Like all aids to navigation - USE WITH CARE.

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:

Posts summarising our 2012 Rally Experiences:

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!

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