Deckee was excited to welcome over 50 international guests to the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club on Monday afternoon as the Welcome Week for the 2015 Down Under Rally got underway.
The afternoon kicked off with a presentation from Pascal Geraghty, Boating Safety Officer at Roads and Maritime, who gave our overseas visitors (and a few locals) a rundown of the regulations and safety requirements they should be aware of while exploring the Aussie coastline.
Deckee Founder Mike McKiernan then shared a brief insight into the vision for Deckee to create Australia's largest online boating community and a place where all skippers can share reviews and advice with one another.
The main event and special guest speaker for our 'Cruising the East Coast' presentation was Norm Walker. Norm is an experienced cruiser, regular contributor to the best magazines and has a popular Youtube channel where he shares tips and advice on all things boating.
We couldn't think of a better person to come along and showcase the best the east coast has to offer! A big thanks to Norm, Pascal, Rally organiser John Hembrow, and the NCYC staff for making the afternoon a great success.