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Perth to Bali Sailing Race Back on the Books

Absent since 1997, Sailing Yacht Race from Fremantle to Bali to Run in 2011.

(8/28/2010) Yachting WA confirms that registrations are building for the 2011 resurrection of the world class yacht race from Fremantle, Western Australia to Bali, last held in 1997.

Prior to its 13-year hiatus, the ocean-going race from Australia to Bali ranked alongside other long-distance races, such as the Auckland to Noumea race.

Organized by the Fremantle Sailing Club in cooperation with the Royal Bali Yacht Club, the re-launch of the race will include a non-racing category for cruising boats and is scheduled to take place in April/May 2011.

To date, there have been more than 70 expressions of interests to participate at the starting line in Fremantle.

The 2011 event will feature a staggered start allowing the non-racing cruising vessel a week's head-start to for scenic stops along the course and the chance to be on hand in Bali to welcome the racing entrants at the finish line.

The open ocean event covers 1440 nautical miles.