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 & benefits.

The 2018 Down Under "Go East" rally will depart from The Gold Coast in Queensland on May 18th 2018 (subject to weather conditions).

We will be instructing our weather router to look for a suitable weather window for a departure from the Gold Coast on the 18th of May 2018. The actual departure date may be on this date or on a day as soon after this date as dictated by the weather conditions.

Vessels participating in the rally are encouraged to be in the Gold Coast area by early May 2018 and must be READY TO DEPART for New Caledonia on May 18th 2018.

Included in the rally fee of $1250.00 AUD (inc gst) is:  

  • Advice, individual & group support before, during and after the passage by Down Under Rally organisers.

  • Go East Rally participants email pack including our informative Guide for Yachts visiting & cruising New Caledonia.
  • Professional Weather routing for the voyage from the Gold Coast to New Caledonia provided by MetBob

  • SSB / HF Radio Position Reporting courtesy of Northland Radio

  • YIT (Yachts in Transit) customised web page with voyage tracking.  

  • 20% Discount on Iridium Go marine package when purchased via PredictWind - Click here for details

  • 20% rebate on Standard or Professional PredictWind 1 year Subscription

  • An invite to our "Get to know your Iridium GO" & PredictWind Offshore App in May on the Gold Coast

  • Free Pre - Departure briefing by Down Under Rally

  • An invitation to the Down Under Go East Rally  "Bon Voyage Masquerade Party" 

  • Free Outward Clearance by Australian Border Services.

  • Discounts and special offers from our rally partners 

  • 20% Discount on "Rocket Guides" for New Caledonia & Vanuatu.(Go East rally participants only) 

  • Free Blue water Insurance policy & premium comparison by Baileys Insurance Brokers

  • Free Full Service inward clearance on arrival in Noumea (quarantine, customs & immigration)

  • 15% Discount on Marina berth fees at Port Moselle Marina (Noumea) for up to 15 days.

  • An invitation to the Down Under “Go East” Rally "Bonjour les Marins" event in Noumea

  • 2 x "Grotty Yachty" Down Under "Go East" Rally T-shirts (extras available by order)

  • 1 x Down Under "Go East" Rally Flag

Expressions of Interest

Obligation free expressions of interest from participants and rally partners are now open.

Register your interest in the rally NOW to be sure to get all the updates and information


Special Announcement  - Cruising With a Cause

 For every vessel that registers as a participant in the 2018 Down Under "Go East" Rally the Down Under Rally will donate the amount of  $36.00 (aud) to Bien Naître Animal New Caledonia.

This is the cost of a one year membership for one person. The membership will be created in the name of the person provided at the time of the vessel registering for the rally.

To read more about the Down Under Rally Cruising with a Cause initiative please click here