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9th May 2021

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The Royal Western Yacht Club of England announce the rescheduling of their MailASail OSTAR TWOSTAR that was postponed in 2020 due to the Covid 19 virus, to a new date of May 9th 2021. We are extremely grateful to our title sponsor MailASail who will continue to support us for this rescheduled event. The 2021 race will continue to run between...

Today the RWYC have taken the decision to postpone the MailASail OSTAR TWOSTAR 2020 until next year. The Coronavirus difficulties in each country have made the race impossible to continue with safely. The race will be run instead in 2021. Since this will require compliance to the latest edition of Word Sailing OSRs for Cat 1 yachts, there will be a...

This is the coveted OSTAR trophy, beautifully engraved with so many famous names from the 1st race in 1960, to the winner in 2017. The trophy is awarded to the line honours winner of this totally iconic race. Follow the 2020 race to see who will be next to adorn the magnificent trophy....

OSTAR 2020 competitor Tom Amory visited the club last week, seen here at the bar with (l to r) Neil Dunkley, Tom, Committee member Iain Smith, Commodore & Race Director, Chris Arscott. Tom has just completed a transatlantic trip to deliver his boat to Queen Anne's Battery in advance of next year's OSTAR. We were delighted to welcome him to the...

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....