In 2015 the Down Under Rally ran its very first yacht rally. Fast forward to today and more than 400 vessels have taken part in one or more Down Under Rally!

The feedback from rally participants about the Down Under Rally experience almost always includes the word or phrases: “Professional”, “Well Executed”, “Well Organised” & “Value for Money”. 

Preparing a vessel & crew for extended coastal and or open ocean voyaging requires both the vessel & crew to be well prepared and capable. Over the past few years, The Down Under Rally has made it possible for many of those who have joined our rallies to gain the confidence and the skills needed to broaden their horizons, achieve their dreams & make some memories. 

Providing members of the international cruising community with accurate information about sailing to and cruising in the SW Pacific & Australia has also been and will continue to be a major focus of the Down Under Rally.

In addition, our rally participants have received significant discounts and special offers from the Down Under Rally network of Rally Partners & Sponsors.

Since launching the Down Under Rally membership program in early September 55 people have chosen to become Down Under Rally Members.


The member base already comprises a diverse of very experienced cruisers, some who are relatively new to cruising and some who are in the very early stages of planning and are yet to buy their first cruising vessel.

The majority of members are from the East Coast of Australia with 19 from QLD, 18 from NSW, 7 from VIC, 1 from WA. A few internationals cruisers who hale from the following countries have also chosen to become members, Canada, USA, Switzerland & New Zealand.

Of those members who already have a cruising vessel the mix of vessels stands at Sailing Multihull x 24, Sailing Monohull x 19 & Power Monohull x 3.


We are also pleased to have already received some great feedback from members who have already benefited from discounts on purchases made from our rally partners. In addition, we have some wonderful reviews from those of you who have been watching our Offshore Cruising Preparation Videos including the two below:

“We found your Offshore Cruising Preparation Course very useful for knowing what equipment we should put on our boat for cruising and we are now aware of the processes and procedures we should put in place to keep us safe! (and sane) “

John & Carolyn -October 2021

“The Down Under Rally Online Offshore Cruising Preparation Courses is Absolute Gold! It’s a must have resource for really anyone looking to head offshore into the South Pacific either alone or as part of a rally. John outlines all the important tips and tricks he has learnt from his extensive experience in this part of the world. There’s all the stuff you’ll never get from a Yachtmaster course. Well worth the investment and easy to watch.”

Anthony – October 2021


Down Under Rally Member Benefits Include:

  • Discounts & Special Offers all year round on a wide range of marine related products & services from participating rally partner businesses & sponsors.
  • Unlimited Access to our Offshore Cruising Preparation Course. Watch the online course content as often as you like for as long as you are a member.
  • Access to our Members Only Portal. This is where we share articles and stories that we believe to be of both interest and of use to anyone that owns a cruising yacht.
  • Down Under Rally Burgee.
  • e-Help. Contact us via email, telephone or even via video conferencing as often as you like for advice on anything related to your vessel, your cruising plans and goals. Plus assistance and support when cruising in the South Pacific, New Zealand and Australia.
  • Priority Rally Registrations. Our rallies have a maximum number of participants. DUR Members will get advance notification of rally registration opportunities to help avoid disappointment.
  • Discounts on all Down Under Rally Registration Fees
  • Access to our Members Only Facebook Group. Being a member of this group will provide you with the opportunity to interact with other Down Under Rally Members, many of who will have a wealth of knowledge and experiences to share about all things sailing & cruising!

A 1 year Down Under Rally Membership is just $125.00 for a single or a couple.

To learn more about Down Under Rally Membership or to BECOME A MEMBER NOW visit: