We are delighted to be hosting the British Keelboat League this weekend (20/21st July).  Established in 2016, the BKL was introduced with the aim of increasing participation in keelboat racing across the United Kingdom. This is delivered through the concept of concentrated inter-club team sailing, which is highly successful in other parts of Europe and across North America. Sailors compete...

Last week we had a visit from some of the sailors that have just finished the AZAB and are now preparing for the OSTAR TWOSTAR 2020. From left to right - Rupert Holmes, Neil Dunkley (RD OSTAR TWOSTAR), Kass Schmitt, Jesse, Ertan Beskärdes and Susie Goodall....

In an interview published in Tip and Shaft, Conrad Humphreys expressed his disappointment at the move of the Transat start to France.  The Transat was part of Plymouth's 400th anniversary celebration of the sailing of the Mayflower. It was to link Plymouth to Charleston which in turn is due to celebrate its 350th anniversary and its links to England. Some...

The Royal Western Yacht Club of England, the organizing authority of the OSTAR and TWOSTAR confirms that it will again run its transatlantic races in 2020 as it has done every four years since the first race in 1960.  These Races from Plymouth to Newport Rhode Island will continue to be sailed as originally envisaged by Cockleshell hero Blondie Hasler,...

Worldwide Entries and Interest for the OSTAR and TWOSTAR 2020   It is now only a year until The Royal Western Yacht Club of England celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first OSTAR (The Original Single Handed Transatlantic Race), this being the first organised singlehanded transoceanic race.   2020 is 16th edition of the OSTAR and the 7th edition of the TWOSTAR and...

OSTAR competitor Ertan Beskardes visited the club today ahead of the race next May. He's currently in Plymouth preparing for the AZAB race which starts on 1st June this year. Ertan (the tall one) is seen here with Neil Dunkley, Race Director, Iain Smith, Assistant Race Director and Vianney Searle, PR & Marketing Executive....

For those wishing to take part in the Triangle Race there is an opportunity to crew onboard yacht Gem, a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 40.3! The Triangle Race is a 3 day race, sailing from Plymouth to Falmouth, Falmouth to Fowey and then Fowey to Plymouth.   For more information please contact hannah@rwyc.org....

Due to the various clashes with other events, out of the area, we have decided that this year’s PRW will concentrate on the MOCRA Nationals only. We will therefore not be running any racing for other yachts over that period. With the 2020 celebrations next year, we will have an opportunity to run something along the same lines as had been...

The Cruising Dinner was a great success! With a very interesting talk about Isobel and Bob’s Joce’s cruising in Greece as they came close to a ‘real life’ humanitarian experience! It was a really enjoyable evening, Great talk,  Photo Quiz  and delicious food (and drink) too! This year the prestigious Drake Trophy was awarded to Mo Joce, this trophy is awarded to...