The Royal Western Yacht Club announces the ‘Round Iceland Race’ 2023

March/ April 2023 will see the start of a completely new, solo and two-handed challenge. The Round Iceland Race.

Rear Commodore Oceanic, Adrian Gray said, “At 2750 Nautical Miles, the Round Iceland Race is set to challenge anyone who takes it on. In time we hope this race will become a true classic, just as the OSTAR is today. The race will start and finish in Plymouth, the course will simply be to leave Iceland to starboard.”

As this is a mile builder for the Global Solo Challenge 2023/24, there will be a solo class. In addition, the ‘RIR’ will offer classes for 2 handed and ½ crew entries as well as fully crewed. IRC, non-handicap, IMOCA and MOCRA ratings will be used.
Information on this race will be available on by end of March

For information on the Global Solo Challenge please go to