One of the benefits of joining a Down Under Rally is that you will receive Rally Great Deals from our rally partner businesses.
Featured below are the latest versions of 2019 Rally Great Deals Directories. These directories are emailed to all Down Under Rally participants when they join any Down Under Rally.
The Rally Great Deals provided vary from business to business and from product to product . We encourage our rally participants to contact the businesses that feature in the directory before making any purchases of related products and services and ask for the ‘Rally Great Deal’ .
This year there are two Rally Great Deals directories. One is for the participants in the Go East & Go West Rallies and the other for participants in the Go North Rally. The reason for this is that some of the offers in Go East & Go West directory are specific to destinations in the SW Pacific and as will not be relevant to those sailing to Indonesia and visa versa.
If you are not a current or past Down Under Rally participant you will still find the Rally Great Deals Directory a useful and convenient way to source many of the products and services that are commonly used by vessels of all shapes and sizes.
72 YACHTS from 14 COUNTRIES have joined the 2018 Go West Rally.
Having set sail from New Caledonia & Vanuatu at various times over the past couple of weeks 43 of the participating yachts have already arrived in Australia and the remaining 29 are expected to depart and arrive in the next 10 days. The majority have chosen Bundaberg and the as their port of Entry.
Rally Great Prizes
Australian Marine Wholesale Prize
Ultra Marine Products Prize
"With over 40 partner businesses all offering "Rally Good Deals" to our Down Under Rally participants you are just about guaranteed to save more than the rally entry fee!"
In addition to all the "Rally Good Deals" already on offer to our rally participants the Down Under Rally is excited to make the following announcements:
The Boat Works "Australia's Greatest Boatyard" is once again partnering with the Down Under Rally in 2018! But wait there's more ,,,,,
Rally Great Prizes
Not only are the Boat Works partnering with us again and offering a 10% discount on your *Boat Works Bill (*conditions apply) so are 18 of the businesses who are located within the Boat Works marine precinct and they are all offering "Rally Good Deals" on products and services ranging from Antifouling to Zincs and everything in between! We would like to say "Welcome Aboard" to:
- Affordable Antifoul Solutions
- Australian Marine Wholesale
- Bayline Marine Covers
- Choice Stainless Steel
- Everything Marine
- Marine Energy Systems
- Marine Mechanical Solutions
- Marine Trade Supplies & Chandlery
- Ocean Degree Yacht Services
- Print Images Signs & Marine Wraps
- RTM Marine
- Seaspray Marine
- Spraytech Marine
- Stella Marine Group
- The Boat Butler
- The Galley Restaurant & Takeaway
- Trim Workz
- Ultra Marine Products
The Down Under Rally invites you to visit the website of each of these 18 businesses and see the huge range of products they sell and the services they provide. Just click on their business name above. Remember if you are a Down Under Rally participant let them know when you contact them and ask for the details of the Down Under Deal.
Rainman Desalination have also come aboard as a Down Under Rally Partner and they are offering rally participants $400 off the price of any new Rainman Watermaker System!
Please Note : To qualify for the discounts and Down Under Deals you will need to produce your Down Under Rally Certificate of Participation.
Full details of all the offers being made by our rally partners will be provided in our "Guide to Rally Benefits Go East 2018" when you register for the 2018 "Go East" & "Go West" Rallies.
Yesterday, 2018 Go East Rally participants Warren & Debbie of s.v Phase2 won 10 litres of Jotun Seavictor 40 Antifoul thanks to Marine Trade Supplies and Jotun Australia Marine
Australian Marine Wholesale & Ultra Marine Products are offering rally participants the chance to WIN AGAIN
All you need to do to be in the prize draw is visit their showrooms at the Boat Works. See below for details:
The Down Under "Go West" Rally is "turning the tide" on Australia's reputation within the international cruising community.
In recent times Australia has had a very poor reputation in the international cruising community for several reasons, and as a result, many international yachts have chosen not to include Australia as a destination.
Over the past 3 years the Down Under Rally has been working hard to encourage yachts to visit Australia, and it would seem we are having a positive impact, with over 100 yachts and their crews from countries all over the world including Denmark, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the USA, Canada and New Zealand having joined the "Go West" rally from New Caledonia and Vanuatu to Australia over the past 3 years.
The positive feedback we have received has been that the rally itself and the rally Welcome Week are amongst best run events they have ever attended.
Participants are also saying how pleasantly surprised they are by how professional and friendly the Australian Border Force and Department of Agriculture officials have been, and they have found the clearing in process to be straightforward and much less stressful than they have experienced in many other countries they have visited.
We have posted some of this feedback on the testimonials page of our website in the Go West menu for those who are interested.
Below is a video Leanne Hembrow has put together that explains what the Down Under Rally Welcome Week is all about and shares some of the highlights from what was truly a memorable 2017 Welcome Week.
The rally participants joined in for parties, seminars, mud crab races, hootenannies and more. Leanne has done a fantastic job putting this footage together. She has managed to capture some special moments and some pretty funny ones as well .
We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed being there!
The 2018 Down Under "Go West" Rally is now open for expressions of interest with many expressions of interest having already been received.
Opportunities to partner with the Down Under Rally are also available
Anna & Gary of s.v Zefr & Nigel & Sue of s.v Serenity 44 "went east" for the first time last year and have shared these highlights of their adventures with us.