OSTAR & TWOSTAR 60th Anniversary Race Postponed to May 2022

Following an update on COVID-19 compliance and revised restrictions from the Newport Yacht Club, the Royal Western Yacht Club have made the very reluctant decision to postpone the OSTAR & TWOSTAR races once again.

Rear Commodore Oceanic and Race Director, Adrian Gray, said, “CV-19 rules for entering both the UK and USA have led to a last-minute reduction of entries due to them being unable to comply with these measures. This in turn as made the running of OSTAR and TWOSTAR physically and financially unviable for 2021. Therefore, we have no alternative but to postpone the running of the 60th anniversary race again, now to a new date of May 15th, 2022.”

He continued, “COVID is still a threat to us all and we must remain cognisant of all this means. However, the vaccine is being rolled out now and so we see this as a very positive thing from the summer onwards. Unfortunately, Atlantic weather systems prevent us from looking at a start later this year, but we are sure that the OSTAR will return with a much bigger fleet and a world in a much healthier position in June, 2022.”

The 60th Anniversary Race Entry List will officially re-open on May 9th. However, expression of interest can be sent now to ostar@rwyc.org

We are very pleased to confirm that the OSTAR2022 will remain as a recognised mile builder and qualifier for the Global Solo Challenge. More news will be released on this partnership over the coming days.