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...

Six teams competed at the weekend for the University Yacht Club Open Match racing event. Strong winds on Saturday meant the first day was cancelled but Sunday saw a fabulous day of sailing with a real mixture of weather conditions! The event was won by club member Ben Dodwell and his team. Well done Ben! Results: 1st: Dan Ellis & Ben Dodwell 2nd:...

Get your local rating - quickly! Following feedback from the Sailors’ Forum, RWYC has decided to adopt VPRS as a replacement for the Port Handicap. This will take effect from the 1884 series and will be used for the Triangle race. Those boats sailing under IRC ratings are not affected, but are encouraged to also seek a VPRS rating enabling them...

We are delighted to be able to announce that we have today received our first lady OSTAR entry! To coincide with International Women's Day, OSTAR veteran Kass Schmitt has entered with her Humphreys designed yacht, ZEST. This is the 8th entry for this iconic race which starts on Sunday May 10th 2020....