The Arung Samudera (Sail the Oceans) event took place in 1995 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Indonesia.  In that year, over 130 Darwin, Australian and international yachts left Darwin for both Ambon and Bali to participate in a series of sailing events in Indonesia which culminated in the Bali to Jakarta Yacht Race run in conjunction with the Bali to Jakarta Tall Ship Event.  The 1995 Darwin Bali Race had 42 participants.

In December 2000, as a result of an initiative by the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and the Minister of Maritime Affairs, it was decided that an attempt would be made to re-establish yachting events from Australia to Indonesia. CYANT played an important supporting role in these developments and sponsored activities through both financial contributions and the input of a tremendous amount of time, energy and expertise of CYANT members who volunteered to help.