Coastal & Offshore Cruising Intl.

Upcoming Events

Web-based Presentations

C&OC – Cruising Destinations

Register your interest HERE it’s FREE!

Click the links below for the uploaded video’s of series one.

South Pacific Weather 2 – Departure Planning  

Understanding South Pacific Weather

Cruising New Zealand

Cruising New Caledonia

Cruising Vanuatu

Series Two – South Pacific to SE Asia Destinations Series

Date and series schedule will be uploaded shortly.

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2020 Destination NZ Rally

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Come and experience our culture as well as our stunning cruising!

The 2020 Destination NZ Rally was initially planned to run from French Polynesia (& other ports in the SW Pacific) to New Zealand between August and November. With Port of Entry restrictions in place in New Zealand and other Pacific countries the rally is now in flux. To stay current with developments please complete the EoI form from the link below. There’s no obligation in this but you will get updated information as it comes to hand.

Expression of Interest – Sign Up

An Expression of Interest is just that! There is no obligation.

What you will get is all the latest news as it comes to hand.

Click for full details or to Register.
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What’s Included in the Destination NZ Rally: (as at June. 2020)

For those departing from French Polynesia.

  • All the help & resources you need to Cruise through the South West Pacific to New Zealand. An extensive level of coordination and support during the offshore passages.
  • We’ll lead you through all the documentation required for Departure from French Polynesia, Advance Notice of Arrivals. Arrival and departure documentation, visa requirements and more.
  • Flexible Schedule.
  • Advice & support before, during and after the rally.
  • All relevant details for all vessels are forwarded to SAR, at NZRCC.
  • Passage planning and passage management advise for the passage west from French Polynesia with resources for all the potential stops on the way.
  • OceanOverWatch
  • Ocean Tactics weather service at C&OC member discounts
  • Fleet Tracking by PredictWind.
  • An Invitation to all rally fun events.
  • Briefings at French Polynesia via Zoom/ WhatsApp
  • Free 1 year membership in Coastal & Offshore Cruising – International.
  • Priority Marina Berth Bookings at Marsden Cove Marina and Bay of Islands Marina.
  • Priority Haulout Bookings and specials at Marsden Cove Marina.
  • Priority Access to;- Costs may apply
    • Bay of Islands Cruisers Festival
    • Marsden Cove Marina’s Cruisers Rendezvous
    • America’s Cup “Hub Event Centers” 


  • Unrivaled camaraderie
  • Great support network
  • Years of knowledge and experience in the South Pacific
  • More fun than you can poke a stick at
  • and a great team helping you “Cruise With Confidence”

Supply Partners

Supply partners may change without notice – for the most up to date listings please email –

Rally Terms and Conditions

Rally Partners

From Panama to Thailand, cruise every island, with 
C&OC – Intl.Pacific Puddle Jump, Island Cruising NZ, and Sail 2 Indonesia 

Join one or all of our partner yacht rallies (Click the Rally Partner of your choice above), and make blue water cruising more fun! Whether you’re dreaming of a winter in Fiji, or you’re planning a voyage around the entire South Pacific and beyond, there’s a rally you can join to make cruising easier and more fun.

Make new friends, discover remote destinations that few people ever get to visit, and enjoy exclusive benefits only available to rally participants through our rally partners, such as VIP clearance, special entry ports, discounts, freebies and much, much more.

Why do people join yacht rallies?

  • Receive exclusive concessions, discount & freebies
  • Benefit from local knowledge
  • Make cruising more fun
  • Make new friends
  • Create life long memories

The purpose of a rally is to enhance your cruising experience. Our partner rallies are organised with the aim of bringing together a group of like-minded people who want to share the experience of cruising, and benefit from the exclusive privileges they can arrange. It’s all about giving you value for money, a unique and unforgettable experience, and the benefit of local knowledge.

It’s YOUR experience – make it what YOU want

As a rally participant, you can choose how much (or how little) involvement you have with rally activities and other rally participants. There is no pressure! It’s not a race, it’s not “follow-me” sailing, and it’s certainly not a dictatorship. You can participate in some, all or none of the activities and itineraries – it’s entirely up to you. Want to break away from the group and do your own thing for a while? That’s fine! You can leave or join the group at any time you wish.