There’s been highs and lows, action and drama for the 2017 Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally, with all boats remaining in the competition now across the line. Reports from Competitors and officials on the Freo to Bali Group Facebook page have kept us well-informed along the way – see below for a few of the highlights.
It was fairly obvious even a couple of days into racing that Walk on the Wild Side would take out Line Honours, crossing the finish line just before 1.00am on the 13th May. She steadily maintained a speed of about 2 knots below windspeed for the majority of the voyage. Congratulations to Garth Curran and his crew!
We were saddened to hear about the retirement of a couple of boats from the Race and Rally, however all crew are safe and sound, with some even flying to Bali to join fellow competitors for some well-deserved relaxation and social antics (which we are told are well underway!).
It’s now a waiting game for those who’ve made the 1440 mile journey, to find out how they’ve officially placed in in IRC and YAH.
Well done and congratulations to all competitors! And congratulations to everyone on the Bali Organising Committee who’ve worked tirelessly to ensure a safe and successful event. Stay tuned for further updates after this Saturday’s presentation when all final results will be revealed.
Some of the most recent posts from Bernie Kaaks, Principal Race Officer (head to the Fremantle to Bali Facebook Group page for the full story):