Attention all prospective crew members !

Please read the information below carefully before offering yourself as crew.

The Go East Rally is not a race and the Down Under Rally does not sail to a schedule.

The goal departure date for the 2019 Go East Rally is the 6th of May however there is the possibility / likelihood that the rally departure will be delayed should suitable weather not be forecast for a voyage departing on the 6th May.

All those sailing with the rally MUST be available and ready to depart no less than 2 days prior to tHE 6th May.

There are also several rally related events that will take place from the 1st May - 6th May on the Gold Coast including the outward clearance of vessels and crew by the Australian Border Force which is mandatory for all persons sailing on the vessel.

Once the rally departs the voyage will take 5-7 days dependent upon the vessel.

Therefore if you are not available for the entire month of May to allow for delays and for you to attend the rally events you may find yourself having to pull out at the last minute which will be disappointing for you and an issue for the vessel you are joining.

If this is not possible you should perhaps reconsider your situation before offering yourself as crew.

To post a crew position, available or wanted

Please send an email to: and attach to that email a word or PDF document with the following information and we will post it on this page FREE.

  • some details about you and your sailing experience

  • your contact info (email address)

  • include a recent photograph of yourself in your profile document

  • please also email the photo as a seperate file

Crew profiles will appear annually from January 1st and remain live until the rally departs or we are informed that the position has been filled.

Before sending us your profile have a look at the information others have provided to see what you should include in your profile.

Scroll down to see positions wanted & available

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Crew Available

in New Caledonia

Octave and Laura

WhatsApp: +33630122618

E Mail:

We are Octave (27) and Laura (30), a French couple currently in New Caledonia. We would like to join Australia by sailing boat in May/June. We have just achieved the crossing from New Zealand as crew.

We learnt the basics of sailing on a 46-foot sailing boat for 4 weeks in total. Then we developed our skills offshore between NZ and NC on a Bénéteau Oceanis 393 during 9 days / 900 nm.

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Crew Available

in New Caledonia

Davide & Elena

WhatsApp: +393337211558 OR +393479665581

E Mail: OR

We are an Italian couple (Davide 42, Elena 37) travelling around the world and we would love to be part of the crew in a sailing adventure around the south west Pacific islands Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, French Polynesia, etc, our ultimate last destination would be Hawaii!.

We have some experience in sailboats (we sailed in Mediterranean, New Zealand, Australia, Florida)

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Crew Available

Name: Ronnie Lee


Ph: 0438 353 374.

My name is Rhonda but everyone knows me as Ronnie.

My experience is varied, I’ve sailed on everything from little 2 seater dinghy's to... last weekend a Volvo 60 race boat from Mooloolaba back to Southport.

I have a valid passport and ready to sail from the Gold Coast any day.

I also have an UTD first aid certificate and CPR certificate plus I'm a radio operator for VMR with my qualifications being UTD.

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Crew Available

Name: Bob Dunbabin


Ph: 0418384194

I am a 43yo structural engineer who cruised with my wife on our 45' yacht from Sydney to Townsville to Brisbane last year. Keen to get some ocean passage experience.

Completed the RYA coastal navigation course in 2018. Can bring all my own gear & iridium Go if needed.

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Crew Available

Name: Steve Cunningham


Phone: 0439 557 519

Work Status: 38 years in insurance industry in Australia and Asia Marital status: Married 35 years

Based in Brisbane for period before departure from Gold Coast. Also, happy to stay on board for a period of time pre and post rally if and as required by skipper.

I've already invested in a PLB, RescueMe AIS, travel insurance. I am ready to go, pending details of vessel and meeting with / agreement with skipper and crew.

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Crew Available

Name: Heinrich & Ruby


Phone: 0407 026 330

Experienced couple looking to crew on a yacht for off-shore passages.

Hi, our names are Heinrich (29) and Ruby (27). We both have experience off-shore sailing and are comfortable at sea for extended periods. We are easy-going and hardworking professionals who are looking for adventure and to have different experiences at sea.

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Crew Available

Name : John Clarke

Contact :

Phone: 0408 817 261

Experienced coastal sailor and skipper with around 4000NM of cruising the east coast of Australia (Cairns and Whitsundays) and racing/cruising on Moreton Bay.

Qualifications: RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster (2015)

I am friendly, easygoing and able to work as part of a team as well as lead the team. Also calm in a crisis. Oh, and I enjoy cooking, my wife assures me I am pretty good at it as well.

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Crew Available

Name: Peter Riedlinger

Phone: 0438 019 058


71 Years young - fit and healthy and cheerful


• Coastal sailing east coast to Sydney multiple times over the last twenty or so years.

• Solo trip to Yeppoon in 2018.

• Rally to Vanuatu in 2015

Good cook, cheerful, happy to take & follow instruction.

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Crew Available

Names: John Bregenhoj & Jilly Large

Phone: 0407226300


Experience: Jilly learnt to sail Lasers at a young age and worked on the QE2. My parents introduced me to sailing and I have owned boats all my life. In 1996 Jilly and I left Sydney to live in Airlie Beach. In 2005, we bought a “FARR-51”sailing her up and down the East Coast of Australia, concentrating most of our time in the Whitsunday Islands, selling her in 2009.

We are young at heart, fit and healthy and ready for an adventure.

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Crew Available Professional

Name: Karl Chappell

Phone: 0437323352


Gidday.. I have been lucky enough to sail to from Tahiti to Australia and most places in between. . I have sailed east from the Phillipines a couple of times too..

I am a master 24, med3, and have a commercial yachtmaster ticket (master 200 gt).

I have over 150,000 miles of offshore experience and love to share my knowledge with folk.

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Crew Available

Name: Kerry Teed

Phone: 0409 269 964



My husband & I are the owner of a Hanse 350 and would like to do the Go East Rally in 2020, hence, to get a taste for the adventure I’d love to help someone achieve their dream in sailing to New Caledonia in 2019. Alas due to work commitments my husband is unable to get away also.

We’ve been club racing and cruising for 7 years now and more recently enjoying some class racing.

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