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Australian Sail Armada Expected in Lovina and Serangan.

'Sail Indonesia' Grows with 200 Vessels Expected in Bali in September 2008.

(2/17/2008) 200 sailing yachts from around the world are expected to pay brief port calls at Lovina in North Bali and Serangan Island in Bali's south during Sail Indonesia in September 2008.

The projection of sailing visitors was given to the press by Drs. I Putu Budiasa, the Chief of Tourism for the City of Denpasar.

The ships will begin their journey from Australia to Bali with stops along the way in East and West Nusa Tenggara.

The 200 yachts expected to visit Bali in September 2008 for Sail Indonesia is an increase from the 125 vessels who participated in 2006 and the 130 vessels who came to the Island in 2007. Tourism officials expect each vessel will carry 7-8 crew and spend between 5-14 days in Bali.

The primary destination for the ships in Bali is Lovina, on the north coast of the Island. Many vessels, however, are expected to pay a call at the yacht basin at Serangan Island in the south.

The majority of the Australian yacht armada visiting Bali are expected to continue their Indonesian odyssey with additional stops in Java and Sumatra.