The Rally Explained
A rally that gives its participants more and that gives more back. An opportunity to explore, knowing you have specialists backing you every step of the way. A chance to see a familiar area in a new light or to discover new destinations accompanied by a fleet of other yachts offering a built in support network.
The competition element of each rally will focus on the Arksen and Pelorus ethos of grass roots conservation and research. By joining the challenge, you will commit to take part in curated scientific, philanthropic and ocean conservation efforts. Each project that is assisted in or contributed to will accrue ‘Challenge Points’ with the vessel that accrues the most over the rally gaining an award. The projects are divided into four categories: Ocean Conservation, Scientific Research, Wildlife Protection, and Philanthropy. These activities can be performed by the crew and researchers or scientists that you may host on board during the longer crossings. They will also be incorporated into the itineraries for each location, from setting up camera traps to track and record polar bears to volunteering at a sea turtle rescue centre.
With Pelorus and Arksen designing the route and the itineraries, you can be assured that this will be a journey like no other. We will provide support every step of the way, from preparing the yacht and its crew to arranging some of the world’s best guides, naturalists and historians to lead activities in each location. Guests on each yacht will have the option to take part in a number of extraordinary activities, from heli-skiing or glacier climbing to guided gorge trekking or wreck dives. They will have the chance to observe the surrounding wildlife and to meet and learn from the locals.