TWOSTAR – News

15th May 2022

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Following the announcement made by World Sailing, it is now mandatory for every competing yacht to have had a Keel and Rudder inspection, both internally and externally, for all races categorised as Cat 3 or above. For the RWYC 2022 season, those races are: OSTAR TWOSTAR RB&I two handed and fully crewed Original Lonely Rock Race It is therefore necessary that...

Round Britain & Ireland Race – now with a Fully Crewed class A FULLY CREWED CLASS is now open for entries and will run alongside the classic Double Handed RB&I. At approaching 30 entries, 8 of which are multihulls, this will be a great race for all those competing. With limited spaces of just 50 for the entire fleet, the RB&I...

MailASail OSTAR and Twostar The 60th Anniversary OSTAR race which is sponsored by MailASail is drawing ever closer. Firm entries totalling 13 have already been received from France, Bulgaria, Poland, GBR, Czech Republic and Italy. With at least the same number yet to commit it is perhaps a timely reminder that the early entry discount is coming to an end on...

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...

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...

Welcome Charlene Howard who is our first skipper to re-confirm her entry for the TWOSTAR 21. Charlene entered on Sunday 10th May which was also American Mothers Day. Charlene's mom sadly passed away recently and this race will be in memory of her mom who was a keen sailor accompanying Charlene on many trips. Charlene's co skipper will be Asia Pajkowska...

Check out the OSTAR feature in the May edition of Yachting Monthly (out now) about the 60 year history of OSTAR. The run went to press before the pandemic took hold. https://www.yachtingmonthly.com/publication/yachting-monthly/yachting-monthly-may-2020-on-sale-26-march...