Join the 2019 "Go East" Rally

All inclusive rally entry fee PER VESSEL with TWO persons aboard

$1495.00 per vessel.

  • Additional crew aged 13 and over sailing with the vessel $250.00 per person.

  • Additional crew aged 6- 12 = $125.00.

  • Additional Crew aged 5 and under $75.00.

  • Addition crew payment includes costs related to arrival in New Caledonia plus an invitation to attend upon any or all 2019 Go East rally events listed below.

PLEASE NOTE: In our experience crew numbers and names of crew members often change (for various reasons) between date of registration and date of departure. For this reason payment for extra crew will be requested when we send out a request for final crew details on May 1st 2019.

Included in the rally entry fee is:

  • The opportunity to voyage to New Caledonia and cruise in New Caledonia in company with other rally participants.

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

  • Lodgement of documentation required to obtain outward clearance from the Australian Border Force

  • Full Service inward clearance on arrival in New Caledonia (quarantine, customs & immigration) at a rally specific location. Click Here for more info about arrival destination & clearance procedure.

  • Passage planning advise

  • Professional Weather routing for the voyage from the Gold Coast to New Caledonia

  • On Passage Daily Position reporting and weather routing updates via email or SSB Radio

  • Customised PredictWind web page with voyage tracking.*Conditions apply.

  • An invite to our "Get to know your Iridium GO" & PredictWind Offshore App seminar.

  • Informative departure briefing by the Down Under Rally

  • Invitation for two persons to attend the Down Under Go East Rally "Bon Voyage Party"

  • Invitation for 2 persons to attend the to the Welcome to New Caledonia events and end of passage celebrations on arrival in New Caledonia.

  • 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)

  • $100 voucher to sample 12 delicious luxury wines handcrafted from boutique, independent winemakers.

  • Participants email pack including the following comprehensive guides and documents :

  1. Guide to Departing Australia by Yacht.pdf

  2. Guide to Preparing to Visit New Caledonia.pdf

  3. Guide to Preparing the Vessel & Crew.pdf

  4. Guide to Arriving and Cruising in New Caledonia.pdf

  5. Guide to Go East Rally Events.pdf

  6. Go East Rally Checklist.pdf

  7. Go East Charts & Flags guide.pdf

  8. Australian departure documents for completion

  9. New Caledonia arrival documents for completion

  10. Participant list with names and contact details of all vessels who join the rally.

PLUS ‘Rally Great Deals’ that will save you $$$$ from over 40 rally partner businesses including:

  • Discounts on marina berthing and moorings in NSW and QLD.

  • Discounts on haul out & hardstand fees.

  • Discounts on items purchased from Marine Chandlery Supplies at the Boat Works Coomera and Captains Chandlery Bundaberg

  • Discounts on watermakers.

  • Discounts on electronics.

  • Discounts on navigation charts, courtesy flags and more.

  • Discount on Iridium Go marine package. (saving approximately $200 AUD)

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

  • 20% Discount on cruising guides for New Caledonia & Vanuatu.

  • Discounts on Liferafts, EPIRBS, Personal Beacons and safety equipment.

  • Discount on 'Blue Water' Vessel Insurance.

  • Competitive pricing on travel insurance tailored specifically for owners and crews of cruising yachts.

And Much More ........

Discount for past Down Under rally participants:

If you have previously sailed to New Caledonia with the Down Under Go East Rally or to Australia with the Down Under Go West Rally and would like to join us for the 2019 Go East Rally we will provide you with a discount of $100.00 off the Go East Rally entry fee.

To register for the 2019 Down Under "Go East" Rally: 

  • Please complete the form below.

  • A confirmation message will be shown if you registration has been submitted successfully.

  • If you click submit and do not see a confirmation message please ensure that you have filled out all the fields in the form correctly.

By joining the rally you agree to accept and be bound by the Rally Terms and Conditions.

What happens after you register and pay ?

  1. We will receive your registration details and process your rally entry fee payment of $1495.00.

  2. We will then email you your receipt & your certificate of participation and our Rally Great Deals directory which will provide you with the opportunity to immediately take advantage of our Rally Great Deals from over 40 rally partners.

  3. In February 2019 we will email you our comprehensive participant info pack.

registrations are limited - register now to avoid Disappointment

Please note; Registration is not complete until you receive confirmation from us that we have received your registration form & payment in full of the rally fee.

If you experience any problems completing or submitting your payment please email

Ready to join the 2019 Go East Rally?

Just complete the form below and then click submit.

Go East Rally Registration
Vessel Master Name *
Vessel Master Name
First Mate Name *
First Mate Name
*Please list all additional crew members. First Names and surnames required *If any crew members are under 18 years of age please also provide ages of those crew members. *If crew member names are not yet know please type TBA
If your vessel is not yet Australian registered write TBA Note Australian Registration is different to State registration. Please DO NOT provide state registration number.
Go East Rally only if joining Go West Rally write N/A or leave blank.
This is different to your shore based email address. If you intend on having an at sea email address but have not yet obtained one please write TBA..
If you have not yet obtained your MMSI # please write TBA.
Is your vessel fitted with AIS *
If no sat phone number please write No Sat Phone If you intend on having a sat ph # please write TBA
If no SSB please Type N/A
Payment Details
Please enter your 16 digit card number. No spaces between number please.
3 or 4 digit number on the back of your card