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15th May 2022

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Following an update on COVID-19 compliance and revised restrictions, the Royal Western Yacht Club postponed the MailaSail OSTAR & TWOSTAR race. The 60th Anniversary Race Entry List will officially re-open on May 9th. The date is particularly symbolic as it was going to be the start day for the race. The new start date is confirmed as Sunday 15th May 2022. Race...

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...

Start Date: May 9th 2021. The Royal Western Yacht Club of England is pleased to confirm that the 2021 edition of the OSTAR and TWOSTAR races are to go ahead as planned.  Following continual communication with the Newport Yacht Club, our Finishing hosts, we are confident that we can provide a COVID safe start and finish to the race.  Chris Arscott, Commodore of...

The Royal Western Yacht Club is pleased to announce the new start date of 9th May 2021 for the MailASail OSTAR and TWOSTAR race. The next edition is set to be the 16th OSTAR and 7th Edition of the TWOSTAR race. With 8 months to go, the Royal Western Yacht Club would like to formally invite all past competitors and as...

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...