Yacht Rallies

  • What is a Rally?

    Relax Race and Mingle on a Mariner Boating rally

    A Yacht Rally is typically a ten to fifteen day hosted sailing holiday with a series of short fun races and days of leisure. Think sailing, swimming, snorkelling, dining and socialising. Sprinkle the mix with a few races and EURIKA - you have a Mariner Boating Rally!
     
    From the water you will experience your travel adventure from a whole new perspective. You are free to explore on your own, and we can give you just enough guidance to dissolve the stress out of your holiday.

    Who can go on a Rally? 

    Couples families and singles enjoying Mariner Boating Rallies

    It doesn't matter if you are a long-time sailor or someone giving it a try for the first time. Bring a group of people you’d like to travel with, or you come on your own and make life-long friends along the way; anyone can do it!

    CHECK OUT OUR AMAZING RALLY OPTIONS IN THE TABS ABOVE AND REFINE YOUR CHOICE FOR THE THE HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME!



     

     

     


  • Croatia

    With over a thousand islands and 4,000 km of coastline, the Adriatic is one of the best cruising destinations in the world. This area averages over 2,600 hours of sunshine per year and has an impressive chain of immaculately clean full service marinas with water, electricity,  super markets and laundry facilities - it really is hard to beat. Read more
    Croatia

    Greece

    Boasting over 20,000 km of coastline and approximately 1,400 islands, 227 of which are inhabited, this is a great sailing destination. Each island displays its own unique flavour and proud heritage. Most are barren and rocky but some surprise the visitor with fertile valleys where figs, grapes, olives and vegetables are farmed.
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    Greece

    France

    The French Riviera from Marseille to Monaco attracts artists, tourists and sailors alike. The food, wine and service, unashamedly French, are second to none. Antibes, St Tropez, Cannes, Nice, Monaco and Ville Franche all open their doors to the season of tourists. The Mediterranean climate and wonderful sailing weather makes a yacht the perfect way to enjoy the high life or alternatively find quiet bays and anchorages which also exist in the area.

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    France

    Antigua and Barbuda

    Horatio Nelson first established Britain’s most important Caribbean base on Antigua. The Royal Navy then set up a British colony here. Antigua has a complex coastline of safe harbours, and a protective wall of coral reef. These reefs, once the bane of marauding enemy ships, now attract snorkelers and scuba divers from all over the world Read more
    Antigua and Barbuda

    Iles des Saintes

    Iles des Saintes is a cluster of eight islands, two main islands and six rocks. It is off the beaten path but has a large protected bay for sailors to anchor. Terre-de-Haute is actually the main attraction and the most interesting. The main settlement is Le Bourge, with its single street following the curve of the harbour. The quaint houses are embellished with gingerbread trim, colourful doors and balconies. The historic ruins of Fort Napoleon date back to the 17th century, when the navel encounter of “The Battle of the Saints” took place.

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    Iles des Saintes

    Italy

    From Sicily in the south to Elba in the north the western shores of Italy offer a wonderful cruising destination.
    When cruising the Tuscan coast cross between the coast and through the islands of Elba and Giglio 10 miles away. Harbours are slightly sparser along this coast, which includes the major port of Livorno as well as marinas at Marina di Carrara, Viareggio, Salivoli, Talamone, Santo Stefano, Punta Ala Marina, Porto Ercole and Marina di Cala Galera.
    The Tyrrhenian Coast is the most populated part of the Italian shoreline, including the major cities of Rome and Naples. The Pontine Islands of Ponza, Ventotene, Ischia, can lead into a cruise along the Amalfi Coast and take in Capri. Read more
    Italy

    Tahiti

    French Polynesia is a scattering of 118 islands; four major achipelagos spread out in an area roughly the size of Europe. Papeete on Tahiti is the capital.

    The Society Islands which include Raiatea, Huahine, Bora Bora, and Tahaa are the most popular sailing grounds in Tahiti. These islands are about four hour sail apart in open seas and then a sheltering reef surrounds each island making a relaxing cruising holiday option.

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    Tahiti

    Turkey

    With kilometer after kilometer of coastline, with three different seas surrounding three sides; Tukey is a superb sailing destination.

    The shores are laced with beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands and peninsulas. There are high rocky mountains , green valleys, lakes, rivers and waterfalls. There are unique rambling archaeological sites to explore.  A flourishing hotel and tourist infrastructure and an ancient tradition of hospitality greet the visitor. Read more
    Turkey

    Thailand

    A sailing holiday in Thailand gives you access to the buzz and activilty of places like Phuket and still be able to retreat to quite islolated places. You can tour through neighbouring countries to get a feel for the melting pot of cultures that makes this region unique or there is plenty to see just pottering around these lush island groups.  Read more
    Thailand
  • INCLUSIONS:


    Luxury Hotel Accommodation

    No need to jump straight on the yacht after your long journey from Australia. Relax in comfort with pre and post rally accommodation included in most rally
    packages.
     

    A Fully equipped charter yacht

    It wouldn’t be a yacht rally without the yacht, so your place on the boat is of course included. Depending on the rally we have a large range of yachts available.
     

    Yacht technical assistance 24/7

    We pride ourselves on choosing the best charter operators, however you need to be prepared so we always take a local yacht technician with us. If you have any issues with the boat, they are there to assist – 24/7.
     

    Mariner Boating Staff

    We are here to answer any questions you may have and to ensure you have the sailing experience of a lifetime.
     

    Yacht berthing and celebratory dinners on race days

    After each “race”, you can be assured a nights berthing and dinner at a local restaurant.
     

    Optional local onshore excursions

    Every second day is a free day and we often organise impromptu tours for those
    Interested
     

    All those little charter extras

    Don’t worry we have thought of it all - Dinghy and outboard motor, end-of-charter cleaning, One-way charter fees, bed linen and towels – you name it!
     

    Regular newsletters

    With all of the freedom its nice to have a little guidance here and there, so we provide regular newsletters along the route top keep you well informed of local attractions and news
     

    Race Management and Prize

    They’re lighthearted and fun, but races all the same so you can expect prizes after each race – some serious and some not so serious
     

    Rally souvenir Sailing vest

    This is no ordinary vest, for every Mediterranean Yacht Rally you will receive a SLAM Summer Sailing Vest to commemorate your time on the rally

  • 2015 Gallipoli Yacht Rally

    23 APRIL TO 10 MAY 2015

    The 2015 Gallipoli Yacht Rally is timed to commemorate the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli in April 1915.  This trip offers rally travellers history and a unique mix of Turkish and Greek culture, a fascinating coastline and an array of towns and villages unaffected by the vagaries of modern-day tourism. Read more
    2015 Gallipoli Yacht Rally

    2015 Aegean Yacht Rally

    8 MAY TO 23 MAY 2015

    Striking white houses under the Aegean sun, fishermen in tiny colourful boats mending their nets, walled gardens, sheltering figs...A glorious mix of Turkey and the Greek Dodecanese Islands, the Aegean Yacht Rally will take you on an adventure like no other.

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    2015 Aegean Yacht Rally

    2015 Hanse 445 Croatia Yacht Rally

    12 JUNE TO 27 JUNE 2015

    Hop off the well-worn Croatian tourist trail, board your Hanse 445 and set a course north for 2 weeks of adventure and relaxation. Marvel at a different side of Croatia and explore the famous Kornati Islands and the old capital city of Zadar. Read more
    2015 Hanse 445 Croatia Yacht Rally

    2015 Italian Job Yacht Rally

    26 JUNE TO 11 JULY 2015

    The Amalfi coast dazzles travellers with grottos, craggy cliffs and shimmering bays. Verdant terraces of fruit trees and vegetable gardens rise perpendicular from the sea framing villages perched on impossible cliffs. Read more
    2015 Italian Job Yacht Rally

    2015 Bonifacio Yacht Rally

    28 AUGUST TO 12 SEPTEMBER

    Explore windsculpted granite rock formations, French and Italian boutiques, sail the traditional playground of the superyachts and then tinker around in lesser-known bays and inlets. This fantasitc destination is one of our most popular and one that continues to surprise rally travellers. Read more
    2015 Bonifacio Yacht Rally

    2015 Greek Island Photo Odyssey

    11 TO 26 SEPTEMBER 2015

    A combination of sailing, photography, and adventure, the Greek Island Photo Odyssey offers travellers a unique way to experience the famous and spectacular Greek Islands. Jump on board a self sail, or skippered sailing yacht and spend two weeks expanding your photography skills while sailing, relaxing and exploring. Read more
    2015 Greek Island Photo Odyssey

    2015 Sail Tahiti Yacht Rally

    26 SEPTEMBER TO 10 OCTOBER

    This sailing adventure explores the spectacular Leeward Islands of French Polynesia . With miles of white sandy beaches, lush rainforests, waterfalls, coral reefs and a relaxed water culture, this is the perfect tropical sailing destination. Read more
    2015 Sail Tahiti Yacht Rally
  • Free Yacht Rally Holiday

    Join other Beneteau enthusiasts on a hosted Mariner Boating sailing holiday in Greece or Croatia this year and if you decide to purchase a new boat from BENETEAU VICSAIL, they will reimburse the cost of your holiday via a deduction from the purchase price*. Mariner Boating Holidays are hosting 2 events in Croatia this June and July using a One Design fleet of Beneteau First 45s.

    Greek Island Odyssey - May 23 to June 7 2015
    The romance of a Greek Island holiday is real, not imagined. Brilliant blue seas and skies and lime-white contrasts; this is the quintessential sailing holiday for those who dare to dream it!
    Croatia Yacht Rally – June 13 to June 29 2014 
    Cruise from  Split to Dubrovnik over 2 weeks and soak up the history, culture, gastronomy and beauty of Croatia.  To make things interesting every second day the group will race to the next port of call and follow it up with dinner, drinks and a day of leisure. Leave the guide book at home,  sail in company and explore on your own.

    To find out more please contact Lauren at Mariner Boating Holidays lauren@marinerboating.com.au or on +61 2 9966 1244.

    *Conditions apply.Contact Cheryl at Vicsail Beneteau at +61 2 9327 2088 for the terms and conditions.
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  • Suffice to say, that it was the most fantastic holiday that exceeded all of our expectations.

    Croatia Yacht Rally 2004

    Martin & Annie Bennett – Croatia Rally 2004
    Destination: Mediterranean
    Experience: Yacht Rallies

    We have only recently returned from Europe and we must tell you that we had a fantastic time on the Rally.

    Not only was it superbly organised and run by you and your fantastic staff, but the open and friendly camaraderie of all the participants made it a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

    Aegean Yacht Rally 2007

    Norma Burke & Ron Spinner
    Destination: Mediterranean
    Experience: Yacht Rallies

    I want to tell you how much I enjoyed our trip to Tahiti with you, Trevor and all our fellow sailors – in a word – FABULOUS!

    Tahiti Nui Yacht Rally - 2002

    Rob Green
    Destination: South Pacific
    Experience: Yacht Rallies

    …I want to compliment you upon the detail of the organisation. This proceeded without any visible hitch. … We enjoyed the regatta and the short break on Moorea very much.

    Tahiti Nui Yacht Rally 2002

    Robert Lewin
    Destination: South Pacific
    Experience: Yacht Rallies

    …thanks for organising such a great holiday! We had a fantastic time. It was a huge task pleasing so many but you all succeeded with flying colours!

    Tahiti Rally 2001

    Susan Jones
    Destination: South Pacific
    Experience: Yacht Rallies

    We had a fabulous time. The boat was truly a dream - please tell Trevor that I will never doubt his recommendations again! It was worth every penny!

    Andreas was great, the boat was great, the people were great, the food was great, and the weather was great and the wine was, well let’s not get carried away, but not bad. Thanks again for all your help… can’t wait until the next time.

    Croatia Yacht Rally 2004

    Pip Lavis
    Destination: Mediterranean
    Experience: Yacht Rallies
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