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THE WATERLINE CHALLENGE 11th -17th November 2019

The Waterline Challenge® is an Australia wide event, which allows teams of participants to raise money for a range of different charities to assist people, animals and the environment to overcome adversity. It is the brainchild of Julian Day who is a three time survivor of childhood cancer. The Challenge  is to cover as much as possible of Australia’s entire waterline, including rivers, lakes, and islands during the nominated week. To succeed the teams must accumulate sufficient kilometres to ‘circumnavigate the coastline of Australia’.


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, the only rule is the team 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  will be run in April 2020

The Cock-a-Hoop Regatta is a charity sailing event around Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour. It is organised by the Waterline Challenge® Foundation and run by the Drummoyne Sailing Club. Each boat is controlled by a trained Skipper and will carry a corporate team of ‘sailors/guests’.


Modelled on similar corporate charity sailing events, 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!