2021 Pacific Circuit Rally

9 May 2021 – 18 Oct 2021

This is not just a destination rally. This is support from start to finish with everything you need to visit and enjoy these beautiful countries.

Let us help you explore new places, make new friends and assist you with everything you need to know to make your journey the best you can.

What is included in your Rally fees:

Pre-departure week activities in Opua, Bay of Islands
Rally Information Packs and Briefing papers during lead up


Large Rally Flag & ICNZ Burgee, to be flown below the country courtesy flag at all times throughout the rally.
2 x Rally Tee shirts.
2 x Island Cruising Caps
1 x Rally bag


Folder for all your paperwork and briefing papers.

Clearance Form pack and assistance with form filling for the departure from New Zealand

Clearance Form pack and assistance with form filling for the arrivals and departure in Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu & New Caledonia.

Advanced Notice of departure from New Zealand Organised New Zealand Customs Clearance.

Organisation of alcohol discount and GST free export quality meat.

Collation of vessel information & communications for RCC, Wellington Passage Guardian Service offshore with Northland Maritime Radio

Transport of Officials: Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia

Organised Customs, Immigration & Biosecurity Clearances

Assistance with one way travel into New Caledonia

Rally tracker in association with PredictWind

Passage Planning and Weather Briefings in association with PredictWind & meteorologist.

Skippers meetings & chart marking sessions

In-country information sheets

Daily Radio Skeds when fleet together

Extra Discount on Vanuatu & New Caledonia Rocket Guides (direct download only)

Beach party with Rum & Fruit punch in Tonga and New Caledonia

Beach games afternoon Musket Cove, Fiji

Organisation of Welcome & Farewell events in each country (Meals extra) Provision of in-Rally co-ordinator

Availability of the Island Cruising NZ Directors assistance

Meet other cruisers and make lifelong friendships

Be part of a support network to help deal with any challenges along the way Build your confidence at sea & learn new skills

Connect with other families with children.

Access to sailors who have done it before.

Anything else we can think of to make your Rally experience enjoyable!

Where will the Rally go?

The Pacific Circuit Rally will depart in 17th May 2020 (weather permitting) and will visit:

  • Tonga
  • Fiji (via Lau group)
  • Vanuatu (via Anatom)
  • Loyalty Islands(via Lifou)
  • New Caledonia
  • Returning to New Zealand in mid October.

Please note that a requirement of the Pacific Circuit Rally is that each boat MUST have a working AIS transponder onboard AND an offshore send & receive email capability ie Iridium Go.

Please complete an Expression of interest form here for further details including rally fees.

A provisional program of the rally dates is available for download here:

2020 PCR provisional program