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Australia to New Caledonia & Vanuatu

The primary goal of the Down Under "Go East" Rally is to provide those who join the rally from Australia to New Caledonia with information, support and benefits.

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New Caledonia & Vanuatu to Australia

The primary goal of the Down Under "Go West" Rally is to provide those who are heading Down Under with a professional and informative introduction to Australia.


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NC2V Rally

New Caledonia to Vanuatu

The purpose of the Down Under Rally "NC2V Rally" is to provide participants of our Go East Rally a hassle free entry into Vanuatu and allow them to get the most out of what will be a relatively short visit to the country.

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Loyalty Islands Rally

Fiji & Vanuatu to Lifou - Loyalty Island New Caledonia. Clear into New Caledonia in the Loyalty Islands with the Down Under Rally. and obtain full customs, immigration & biosecurity clearance.

Down Under Rally 'GoWest' Magazine
FREE Guide to Sailing to & Cruising in Australia, featuring Fiji, New Caledonia & Vanuatu stopover info.

Meet the rally organisers & your Aussie hosts
John & Leanne Hembrow 

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Aussies,  John & Leanne have been full time cruisers since 2009. They originally departed from Brisbane,  Australia and since then they have well over 25,000 ocean miles under their keels. In 2010 they cruised the west coast of Central America and then in 2012 crossed the pacific on their 54 Moody "Red Sky" before selling her early in 2014 . In November 2014 they purchased Songlines a 48.8 Ocean Catamaran . Songlines is now home to John & Leanne.


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About Songlines
Songlines is an Ocean 48.8 performance sailing catamaran launched December 2005 in South Carolina USA.
An owners version, three cabin, two bathroom version, she has the Larouge signature moulded curved forebeam. So when you see "Songlines" drop by and say "g'day mate!"


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In 2016 John & Leanne were nominated for the Cruising Helmsman Magazine / My Sailing  "Cruiser of the year award"

In 2017 The Down Under Rally was the recipient of the AIMEX innovation award. 

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Privacy Policy

We recognise that your privacy is important.

This document outlines the types of personal information we receive and collect when you interact with the Down Under Rally as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard information.

We hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with us.

The Down Under Rally strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all our operations. Likewise, we are dedicated to protecting our customers’, consumers’ and online visitors’ privacy on our website.

The Down Under Rally collects personally identifiable information from the visitors to our website only on a voluntary basis. Personal information collected on a voluntary basis may include e-mail address, name and phone number.

The information collected is internally reviewed, used to improve the content of our website, notify our visitors of updates, and respond to visitor inquiries.

Once information is reviewed, it is discarded or stored in our files. If we make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information we will inform you by placing a notice on our site. Personal information received from any visitor may be provided to our rally partners from time to time.

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You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying your Web browser; however, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site.

This website is directed to adults; it is not directed to children under the age of 13. We operate our site in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age.

In some cases, we may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyse trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. The information collected is used solely for internal review and not shared with other organisations for commercial purposes.

If The Down Under Rally is sold, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale in order that the service being provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make of us.

We provide this privacy policy as a statement to you of our commitment to protect your personal information. If you have submitted personal information through our website and would like that information deleted from our records or would like to update or correct that information, please Contact Us.

The Down Under Rally reserves the right to make changes in this policy. If there is a material change in our privacy practices, we will indicate on our site that our privacy practices have changed and provide a link to the new privacy policy. We encourage you to periodically review this policy so that you will know what information we collect and how we use it.

If you do not agree to The Down Under Rally Privacy Policy as posted here on this website, please do not use this site or any services offered by this site.

Your use of this site indicates acceptance of this privacy policy.