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2017 Go West Rally Welcome Week Events
Nov
6
to Nov 12

2017 Go West Rally Welcome Week Events



Monday 6th November

8:00am - 9:00am 

Yoga 4 Yachties

Bundaberg Port Marina - Cruisers Cove

  • Join Leanne for a Blissology Inspired Vinyasa Flow.
  • All Welcome - Beginners through to Experienced Yogi’s.
  • FREE to attend for the captain and first mate of each vessel that is registered rally participant. $10.00 pp for everyone else.

11.00am - 1:00 pm

Welcome Week event registration

Cruisers Cove Bundaberg Port Marina

  • Receive your Grotty Yachty T-shirts and goodies bag -

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Welcome Down Under Cocktail Party

Baltimore Restaurant Bundaberg Port Marina.

This event is FREE to attend for the captain and first mate of each vessel that is registered rally participant. Crew members and all others are welcome to attend ticket price is $30.00 per person. 
  • 6:00 pm Free welcome cocktail on Arrival
  • Aboriginal Cultural Show 6.30pm
  • Live music  7.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Complimentary Canapes served throughout the evening 
  • MAJOR PRIZE GIVEAWAY. All rally participants who attend this presentation will go in the draw to win a major prize

Tuesday 7th November

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Surviving Down Under Presentation

VHF & Weather Down Under Presentation

Lighthouse Hotel - Burnett heads - Free to attend for all. FREE return shuttle bus service.

  • Surviving Down Under: A light hearted presentation about the Aussie culture & way of life to help you understand us Aussies & make your time Down Under more enjoyable

  • VHF Channels & Weather Down Under: What VHF Channel to monitor and use. Understanding the forecast areas - how, where and when to get forecasts. East Coast weather - what to watch out for!

  • East Coast Cruising Intro: A brief introduction to cruising the East Coast of Australia

  • MAJOR PRIZE GIVEAWAY EVENT. All rally participants who attend this presentation will go in the draw to win a major prize

5:00pm - 8:00pm

2 for 1 Tuesday Meal Deal

Lighthouse Hotel - Burnett heads - FREE return Shuttle Bus service.

  • 5:00pm-6:00pm Sundowners at the Lighthouse Bar. Have a drink or two with other rally participants and maybe meet a few of the local characters.
  • 6.00pm - 8:00pm Two for One Meal deal at the Lighthouse Bistro
  • Drinks and meals at are at your own expense.

Wednesday 8th November

8:00am - 9:00 am 

Yoga 4 Yachties

Bundaberg Port Marina - Cruisers Cove

  • Join Leanne for a Blissology Inspired Vinyasa Flow.
  • All Welcome - Beginners through to Experienced Yogi’s.
  • FREE to attend for the captain and first mate of each vessel that is registered rally participant. $10.00 pp for everyone else.

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Lighthouse Hotel - Burnett heads - FREE return Shuttle Bus service.

East Coast Cruising - Presentation 1

Bundaberg to Southport

  • Join us for an informative and in detail presentation on sailing route options and stopovers for the passage from Bundaberg to Southport .
  • MAJOR PRIZE GIVEAWAY EVENT All rally participants who attend this presentation will go in the draw to win a major prize

5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cruisers Cove - Bundaberg Port Marina

Pot Luck - Hootenanny / Jam session

  • 5:00 - 7:00. A typical cruiser style get together. - Have a sundowner or two and bring along something to BBQ and maybe a salad or dessert to share . (BYO everything)
  • 7:00 - 9:00 or when ever . Bring your instruments and your vocal chords and join in for a jam session with your fellow cruisers and maybe a few of the locals as well. 

 


Thursday 9th November

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Lighthouse Hotel - Burnett heads - Free to attend for all. FREE return shuttle bus service.

East Coast Cruising - Presentation 2

Tweed Heads to Sydney

Sydney to Tasmania

  • Join us for an informative and in detail presentation on sailing route options and stopovers for the passage from Tweed Heads to Sydney and then Sydney to Tasmania .
  • MAJOR PRIZE GIVEAWAY EVENT All rally participants who attend this presentation will go in the draw to win a major prize

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Steak & Toppers Night

Lighthouse Hotel - Burnett heads - FREE return Shuttle Bus service.

  • 5:00pm-6:00pm Sundowners at the Lighthouse Bar. Have a drink or two with other rally participants and maybe meet a few of the local characters.
  • 6.00pm - 8:00 pm Order a special steak with a selection of toppers from the Lighthouse Bistro
  • Drinks and meals at are at your own expense.

Friday 10th November

8:00am - 9:00am 

Yoga 4 Yachties

Bundaberg Port Marina - Cruisers Cove

  • Join Leanne for a Blissology Inspired Vinyasa Flow.
  • All Welcome - Beginners through to Experienced Yogi’s.
  • FREE to attend for the captain and first mate of each vessel that is registered rally participant. $10.00 pp for everyone else.

11:00am - 1:00pm

Lighthouse Hotel - Burnett heads - FREE to attend - Free return Shuttle Bus service.

Cruising Queensland - Presentation 3

Bundaberg to Cairns and beyond

  • Join us for an informative and in detail presentation on sailing route options and stopovers for the passage from Bundaberg to far north Queensland
  • MAJOR PRIZE GIVEAWAY EVENT All rally participants who attend this presentation will go in the draw to win a major prize

2:00pm - 3:00pm 

Lighthouse Hotel - Burnett heads - FREE to attend for all - FREE return Shuttle Bus service.

Land Cruising Down Under Presentation

  • If you are planning to do some"Land Cruising" during your time in Australia you will find this presentation of interest.
  • We take a look at each of the states & territories , the different attractions they have to offer and what time of year is best to travel there.
  • Because Australia is such a big place we also discuss the different travel options such as self drive , train travel and flights  
  • MAJOR PRIZE GIVEAWAYS. All rally participants who attend this presentation will go in the draw to win a major prize 

7:00pm - whenever

Take 2 - Hootenanny / Jam session

  • Bring your instruments and your vocal chords and join in for another jam session with your fellow cruisers and hopefully a few of the locals as well. 

Saturday 11th November

3.00pm - 5.00pm

Ocean Pacific Seafoods

"Bundy Muddy Derby" - Mud Crab Races

Bundaberg Port Marina - Cruisers Cove - Free for all to attend

  • Meet at cruiser's cove and then head over to Ocean Pacific seafoods to view the selection of live pedigree racing crabs.
  • If you like you can buy one of the crabs for just $20.00 and then enter it in the "Bundy Muddy Darby." which takes place immediately afterwards.
  • The first crab home wins its owner a $100.00 Seafood Voucher from Ocean Pacific Seafood.
  • After the darby Ocean Pacific Seafoods will cook it to perfection for you to enjoy the following day.

5.00pm - 7.00pm

Down Under Rally Beer & Prawn / Pot Luck

Bundaberg Port Marina - Cruisers Cove - Free for all to attend

  • A couple of Great Northern Lagers  & a tub of fresh cooked Ocean Pacific Seafoods prawns will be waiting for the Captain and First Mate of each boat that registered for the rally who comes along compliments of the Down Under Rally , Great Northern Breweries and Bundaberg Port Marina.  
  • Why not make a meal of it and bring along a salad, side dish or dessert ! 

7:00 pm -9:00 pm

Outdoor Movie Night - "The Castle"

(weather permitting)

Bundaberg Port Marina - Cruisers Cove - Free for all to attend

  • The Castle is up there with "Crocodile Dundee" as one of the all time favourite Aussie movies.
  • When you are cruising sooner or later someone will ask if you have seen "Captain Ron" ? Well when you are in Australia sooner or later someone will ask have you seen "The Castle" 
  • BYO Comfy chair , popcorn and beverages.

Sunday 12th December

8:00am - 9:00 am 

Yoga 4 Yachties

Bundaberg Port Marina - Cruisers Cove

  • Join Leanne for a Blissology Inspired Vinyasa Flow.
  • All Welcome - Beginners through to Experienced Yogi’s.
  • FREE to attend for the captain and first mate of each vessel that is registered rally participant. $10.00 pp for everyone else.

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Charity Swap Meet

 If you would like to volunteer to help organise this event that would be appreciated.

Bundaberg Port Marina - Cruisers Cove

  • Bring all the boat bits that you no longer want aboard the boat and display it for others to see and perhaps offer to swap you something for it. 
  • At 3:00pm you can either take what you have not been able to swap or sell back to the boat or you can donate it to the VRM who will auction it off at a future fund raising event
  • Clothing and other items can also be displayed and donated

  6:00 pm - Late

Down Under Rally - "Done & Dusted" Party

Lighthouse Hotel - FREE return Shuttle Bus service.

This event is FREE to attend for the captain and first mate of each vessel that is registered rally participant. Crew members and all others are welcome to attend ticket price is $15.00 per person. 
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm :  Complimentary welcome drink (tap beer or house wine) and Canapes
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm : Bistro open for those who wish to purchase meals.
  • 8:00 pm - Late pm :  Party on & Dance the night away with the Live band.
  • MAJOR PRIZE GIVEAWAYS. All rally participants who attend this presentation will go in the draw to win a major prize

Buses to Bundaberg City

FREE COURTESY BUS - Monday to Friday only

  • Compliments of Bundaberg Port Marina
  • Departs Bundaberg Port Marina for Bundaberg City twice daily: 9.30am and 11.30 daily
  • Return service from Bundaberg City to the Marina : 12.00 noon. Cost is FREE.
  • Those catching the 11.30 bus from the marina will need to make their own arrangements in regard to the return trip to the marina. 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT- Monday to Saturday.

Bus stop is at the marina and services run frequently.

SUNDAY MARKET BUS.

Departs marina @ 8.30am returning at 10.30am

Departs marina @ 10am and returns at 11.30am


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