The Rally Explained
This is a rally that gives its participants more, and that gives more back. It’s a chance at a daring expedition, with the knowledge that, at every stage, specialists have your back. An opportunity to revisit a familiar area and see anew or explore new destinations with a fleet of accompanying yachts offering a built-in support network.
The rally’s competitive element focuses on the Arksen and Pelorus ethos of grassroots conservation and research. Embarking on the rally means a commitment to contribute to scientific, philanthropic, and ocean conservation efforts. ‘Challenge Points’ are acquired through each project assisted with or contributed to, with awards given to the vessel that accrues the most over the course of a rally. There are four categories of projects: Ocean Conservation, Scientific Research, Wildlife Protection, and Philanthropy. These activities can be performed by the crew or researchers and scientists that you may host on board during longer crossings. Involving tasks like setting up camera traps to track and record polar bears to contributing to conservation work at a sea turtle rescue center, these activities will be incorporated into the itineraries for each location.
With the route and itinerary design in the hands of Pelorus and Arksen, you can be certain this will be a voyage without comparison. Support will be provided every step of the way, from preparing the yacht and its crew to acquiring world-leading guides, historians, and naturalists to lead activities in the various locations. Guests on yachts can take part in a variety of fantastic activities, from glacier climbing or wreck dives to gorge trekking or heli-skiing. There’ll be the opportunity to observe endemic wildlife and cultural immersions with the locals.