"Excellent rally for boats wanting to cruise in company from New Zealand and back. Sailing with a fleet of all experience levels, something for everyone, from first time blue-water passage makers, to those who have been across oceans, the rally supports everyone. It gives great peace of mind to have other boats looking out for you. Weather planning, safety, checking in and out of all the various Countries, anchorages and passage planning were all given information, support and help. It will be a huge benefit in future years to make checking in and out of Countries like Tonga, and make the cruising permits much easier than going it yourself. It will go from strength to strength as they gain experience and friends throughout the islands. We loved the opportunity to meet like-minded adventurers, and have made friends for life."