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Down Under Rally Pty Ltd

Contact Name
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John Hembrow
Address1
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11 Bayswater St
City
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Mt Warren Park
State
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QLD
Postcode
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4207
Mobile No
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+61 417 833 337
E Mail
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Website
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Down Under Rally Pty Ltd holds two yacht rallies on an annual basis for cruising yachts. The rallies are the Down Under “Go West” Rally & The Down Under “Go East” Rally.

Go West Rally;
Rally participants depart from New Caledonia during October with the goal of arriving in Bundaberg by early November.

The primary goal of the Down Under Rally “Go West Rally” is to promote Australia as a destination to the international cruising community and encourage these vessels to choose Australia as their destination for the SW Pacific Cyclone season.

The Down Under “Go West” Rally does this by providing the owners and crews of these international cruising yachts with a professional informative & up to date introduction to Australia.

This is done in the following manner;

*In person at various Locations throughout the SW Pacific & Australia
*Electronic Media
*Print Media

The rally provides participants with incentives and benefit’s and is a great way for visiting yachts to meet other cruising yachtsmen & women with whom they can share the experience and the journey.

Prior to participants arriving in Australia the Down Under “Go West” Rally communicates regularly with all entrants, officers of the Australian Customs and Quarantine, and The Port of Bundaberg to ensure the best possible outcome for all rally participants in regard to the clearance of their vessel & crew members into Australia.

On arrival in Australia participants in the “Go West” Rally are invited to attend Welcome Week. During Welcome Week participants are provided with the opportunity to attend various seminars on topics such as;

• Down Under Orientation
• Cruising Queensland
• Cruising NSW & Tasmania
• Land Cruising Down Under

In addition to these seminars participants also have the opportunity to join in several social events plus tours to attractions that are local to the rally entry port.

Go East Rally;
Rally participants depart from The Gold Coast, Australia during May with the goal of arriving in Noumea, New Caledonia by early June.

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 about;
• Preparing for the voyage
• Arriving and clearing into New Caledonia
• Cruising in New Caledonia

This is done in the following manner;
• In person at locations in Queensland & NSW
• Electronic Media
• Print Media

The rally provides participants with incentives and benefit’s and is a great way for visiting yachts to meet other cruising yachtsmen & women with whom they can share the experience and the journey.

On arrival in New Caledonia participants in the “Go East” Rally are invited to attend the rally; “Bonjour les Marins. (Hello Sailor) Festivities”

During Bonjour les Marins participants are invited to attend an “end of passage party” and are also provided with the opportunity to attend;

• Noumea Orientation tour
• New Caledonia Culture & Customs presentation
• Cruising New Caledonia presentation
• Experiencing Mainland New Caledonia presentation

General Info

  • Company Director & Rally organiser; John Hembrow 
  • The Company was registered late in 2014.

History
The first Down Under Rally, the “Go West: rally, ran in October 2015. The rally attracted 25 participants (yachts)

In 2016 Two Rallies were run, The “Go East” Rally & The “Go West” Rally. The “Go East” rally attracted 6 participants & The “Go West” Rally attracted 42 participants.

In November 2016 an information day for the 2017 Go East Rally was help at the Boat Works Gold Coast with 76 persons attending. As at December 6th 2016 there have been 39 vessels register their interest as participants in the 2017 Go East Rally

The 2017 Go West rally is expected to attract between 40-50 participants in 2017.


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