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.
"Down Under Rally delivers the WOW"
In our latest video below we share some footage of the preparations for the voyage, the fun and informative events we hold leading up to the voyage, the voyage itself, the rally fleet arriving in New Caledonia and some VERY SPECIAL and VERY MEMORABLE MOMENTS along the way.
A big thanks to internationally acclaimed musician Jay Hoad who joined us on our catamaran 'Songlines' for the Down Under Rally - GO EAST for making this video and the providing the accompanying soundtrack.
When we asked Jay how he enjoyed the experience he said "You guys deliver the WOW"!
About the rally
The 2019 Down Under"Go East"rally will depart The Gold Coast in Queensland in May 2019.
The Go East rally is a 'destination rally' meaning that once participants arrive in New Caledonia it is up to them to decide how long they stay, wether they would like to sail onwards to Vanuatu and when and from where they depart for the return voyage to Australia. In the past some participants have chosen to sail south to New Zealand or North to the Solomon Islands for cyclone season instead of returning to Australia. It is entirely up to you!
We will be instructing our meteorologist/ professional weather router to look for a suitable weather window for a departure for the 2019 Go East Rally fleet from the Gold Coast on the 6th of May 2019.
The actual rally 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 requested to be in the Gold Coast area by the 1st of May 2019 and must be READY TO DEPART from the Gold Coast for New Caledonia on May 6th 2019.
For more information submit an obligation free expression of interest now.
Special Announcement - Cruising With a Cause
In 2019 $40.00 from each Go East rally registration fee we receive will be donated to our "Cruising with a Cause" benificary Operation Dog !
The goal of "Operation Dog" is to prevent the suffering of these animals, reduce the stress on the inhabitants of the island who suffer as a result of seeing their animals suffer.
In short "Operation Dog" is a program to control the dog population on the island in a humane manner.