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.

Join the rally and receive:

  • Advice, individual & group support before, during and after the rally by Down Under Rally organisers.
  • Participants email pack including our informative Guide for Yachts visiting & cruising New Caledonia.
  • Outward Clearance by Australian Border Services.
  • Full Service inward clearance on arrival in Noumea (quarantine, customs & immigratio
  • Passage planning advise
  • Professional Weather routing for the voyage from the Gold Coast to New Caledonia
  • On Passage SSB / HF Daily Radio Position and Weather routing updates.
  • Customised YIT web page with voyage tracking.  
  • An invite to our "Get to know your Iridium GO" & PredictWind Offshore App seminar.
  • Informative Departure briefing by Down Under Rally
  • Invitation to the Down Under Go East Rally  "Bon Voyage Party"
  • Invitation to the Down Under “Go East” Rally "Bonjour les Marins" events in Noumea.
  • 2 x "Grotty Yachty" Down Under "Go East" Rally T-shirts (extras for crew available by order)
  • 1 x Down Under "Go East" Rally Flag (extras for souvenirs available by order)
  • The opportunity to voyage and cruise in company with other vessels.

PLUS Discounts and special offers

Our rally partners are offering rally participants many great benifits and offers including:

*Discounts on Gold Coast Marina berths from several different marinas.

*Discount of up to 35% from Marine Chandlery Supplies .

*20% Discount on Iridium Go marine package when purchased via PredictWind

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

*20% Discount on "Rocket Guides" for New Caledonia & Vanuatu.

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

*10% Discount from Marine Corail Chandlers and Marine supplies in Noumea

*Free Advice & Competitive pricing on Blue water vessel Insurance

*Free Advice & Competitive pricing on travel insurance made specifically for owners and crews of cruising yachts. 

  •  And much more ........

Expressions of Interest

The rally will open for registrations during November 2017

Submit your obligation free expression of interest in joining the rally NOW to receive updates and rally news.

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