Down Under Rally | Go East Rally 2019 | Gold Coast to New Caledonia

Date of event: May 1-12, 2019

Locale: Gold Coast to New Caledonia

Departing the Gold Coast in May 2019, the Go East Rally is ideal for those who would like to make the voyage into the Pacific (perhaps for the first time) in the company of other vessels. The Down Under Rally team organise everything including the parties!

Once in New Caledonia it is up to you how long you spend exploring the pristine sheltered cruising grounds of the worlds 2nd largest coral fringed lagoon.

It is also up to you whether or not to sail onwards to Vanuatu and then making the return voyage to Australia from there or returning back to Australia from New Caledonia.

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.

The Down Under Rally has follow on rallies should you wish to continue to voyage in company and have us take care of all the formalities.

Check out the video below where the we share some footage of the preparations for the voyage, the fun and informative events held leading up to the voyage, the voyage itself, the rally fleet arriving in New Caledonia and some very special and memorable events along the way.

About the Go East Rally 2019

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, whether 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.

About Down Under Rally

Each year the Down Under Rally assists hundreds of yachts and their crews with all aspects of offshore sailing and provides invaluable assistance and information for those planning to arrive in Australia from overseas or for those departing Australia for destinations such as Indonesia, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji & New Zealand.

Whether you are seasoned cruiser on a westbound circumnavigation and considering your options for cyclone season or you are already in Australia and looking to head offshore the benefits of joining one or more of our rallies are many and vary from rally to rally.

All Down Under Rally participants are able to take advantage of our ‘Rally Great Deals’ that provide discounts and or offers from over 40 trusted rally partner businesses.

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