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9th May 2021

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Today (Thursday 11th June 2020) we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the start of the first OSTAR race from Plymouth in 1960. To learn more on the history of this historic Transatlantic Yacht race follow the links or watch the video below. History of the OSTAR race Relive the first OSTAR race ...

The Royal Western Yacht Club's Lonely Rock Race https://rwyc.org/lrr/ scheduled to start in August this year (Covid 19 permitting), can be used as a qualifier for the TWOSTAR 2021 as the format allows for a 2 handed division. Remember, to satisfy the TWOSTAR qualifying passage requirements the race must be completed with the same skipper, same co skipper and same...

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...