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The OSTAR and TWOSTAR races got off on time on Sunday after enjoying a hearty full English breakfast in the Club. All 5 boats are set to take one of the biggest challenges there is in Oceanic racing. Visibility was a challenge at the start when a ‘monsoon’ like downpour flooded Plymouth Sound on Race Start. First across the line in the...

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 2024 is another very busy year once again in the RWYC offshore/ oceanic calendar. Sunday 5th May 2024 sees the 17th edition of the famous OSTAR race along with the 7th edition of the TWOSTAR race. The making of legend’s, the pathway to professional sailing careers, or simply the challenge of a lifetime, the OSTAR has the history to support such a...

1200hrs, Sunday 13th August saw the start of the Plymouth Fastnet Race. A South- south westerly 14-16 knot wind greeted them as they made their way out of the western entrance of Plymouth Sound towards the Eddystone Lighthouse. The sea state and winds were to increase overnight as the fleet made their way to the west. Overnight there were a number...

PRESS RELEASE  - 18th June 2023 Day 35 of AJ Wanderlust's Around Iceland Challenge Race. Wind shifts, rainbows and towering cumulous clouds dominated today. Thus far, AJ Wanderlust has sailed 3500 nautical miles in our Around Iceland Challenge. The rhumbline course (Plymouth start to Plymouth finish) would be 2753 nautical miles. Our diversion to the Faroe Islands due to storm force...

The 2nd edition of the Plymouth Fastnet 500 takes place on Sunday 13th August. Starting on and finishing from Plymouth Sound, this is a great option to see the Fastnet rock in all its splendour without the logistical headaches before or after the race. Early entry discount is available right up to 1st July and for the first 20 boats there...

13th and 14th of May saw the very first RC900 weekend which co-starred with the 2nd RC1000 weekend of the year. Conditions were challenging with the NW gradient being cancelled out by a steady south-westerly sea breeze on both days. Saturday’s racecourse saw the committee boat sit between New Grounds and Melampus for the first RC1000 race. The RC900 fleet had...

PRESS RELEASE  - 8th June 2023 As of 0530 this morning, Thursday 8th June; Charlene Howard and her co-skipper Bobby Drummond on board ‘AJ wanderlust’ are the first ever boat to have sailed in the Arctic circle during a Royal Western Yacht Club race or challenge. The Round Iceland Challenge was first introduced as an alternative to the OSTAR or TWOSTAR back...

The 1884 Series runs throughout the summer on Wednesday evenings from April 12th until late August. Awards will be given class winners for the series. The evening series comprises of two races, one windward leeward followed by a longer round the cans race and is aimed at both racers & cruiser racers. All races are started from the committee boat and...