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THE WATERLINE CHALLENGE 11th -17th November 2019

The Waterline Challenge® is an Australia wide event, which raises money to assist people, animals and the environment overcoming adversity.


You participate as a team of between three to ten members, including the team leader. Pick the charity you wish to support – see the Charities on the website. There is no restriction on who can be part of a team, only the leader must be at least 16 years old. The team decides the section of waterline (coast, rivers, lakes, islands) and how far they will travel, the direction they will follow, and their mode of travel. You can be as imaginative as you like.


Finally register your team for the Waterline Challenge at the BENOJO donation website. Every participant is asked to try and raise a minimum of $200. We encourage you to gain sponsorship from family, friends, work, and clubs.

COCK-A-HOOP  Friday 4th October 2019

The Cock-a-Hoop Regatta is a charity sailing event around Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour.


Modelled on similar corporate charity sailing events and it is  designed to raise many thousands of dollars for our major beneficiaries at Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) and ConnecTed Foundation. The course loops around Cockatoo Island, Spectacle Island and Snapper just  north of Drummoyne and Balmain.


The volunteer boats and skippers will be able to accommodate competing teams of between 3-8 members at $400 per head. The day will commence with a lunch and then a skippers briefing followed by the race lasting about 1.5 hours and concludes with a presentations, BBQ and celebrations!

Julian Day



The Waterline Challenge Foundation is the brainchild of Julian Day who himself is a three time survivor of childhood cancer. The Foundation exists to raise much needed dollars to assist those in need. Its principal event is the Waterline Challenge which is held over one week every November. The Foundation may also be involved in other events during the year such as the Cock-a-Hoop Regatta. Our moto is “United to Conquer Adversity”​ ®..

The ‘challenge’ in the Waterline Challenge event is to “circumnavigate”​ the Australian coastline by accumulating the efforts of thousands of Australian walkers, runners, riders, paddlers, swimmers and sailors on one weekend in November. Being for everyone, we encourage involvement from people of all walks of life and with as much creativity as you can imagine: walk, run, cycle, paddle, row, sail, swim, skate, wind-surf, horse ride the waterlines of Australia. Belonging, feeling part of something is the key to creating real change. Together we can make a big impact and raise a lot of money for different charities. We are United to Conquer Adversity®.