Upcoming Yacht Rallies


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.


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.


Australia to SE Asia

The primary goal of the ‘Go North’ - Sail 2 Indonesia Rally is to provide those who join the rally from Australia to Indonesia with information, support and benefits before and during their visit.

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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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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.


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Down Under Rally 'GoWest' Magazine

FREE Guide to Sailing to & Cruising in Australia, featuring Fiji, New Caledonia & Vanuatu stopover info.

Click the centre of the magazine image to view the magazine in full screen or click below to download your free copy.

Meet the rally organisers - John & Leanne Hembrow and their vessel - Songlines

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About John & Leanne

Aussies, John & Leanne have been full time cruisers since 2009. They originally departed from Brisbane, Australia and since then they have well over 30,000 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.

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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 fore-beam.

When you see Songlines drop by and say "g'day mate!"



In 2016 John and 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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