Saturday, 4 May 2013

Wonderful Indonesia Fremantle to Bali Start

Hi everyone,
Today we went out to watch the start of Fremantle Sailing Club's Wonderful Indonesia Fremantle to Bali Race & Rally.  We're not taking part since our boat is 3000nm away as you know!  It was a beautiful day with a light easterly breeze.  You can follow the progress of the fleet at the YellowBrick tracking page.

The day started for the skippers and navigators with a weather briefing.  The weather for next Tuesday looks interesting, with 30 knot breezes and squalls up to 45 knots.

Weather Briefing
Once out on the water we found Duyfken amongst the spectator fleet.

The fleet is being accompanied by Southerly, a large motor yacht.  They'll be motoring north at their 12 knot cruising speed, stopping occasionally to let most of the fleet catch up (and to fish).

We managed to get photos of some of the participating yachts.

General Lee
Walk on the Wild Side
Yandanooka T
Perie Banou
The Longboat
The largest yacht in the fleet is Super Sled (previously Nicorette).

Super Sled
Thanks to Rex for taking us out on his boat!

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