During the remaining months of 2023 plans for the next Azores and Back will be put in place and the Organising Committee assembled. The Notice of Race for AZAB 2027 is due to be published early in 2024.
The Azores and Back is a Category 1 ocean yacht race, with the two legs totalling 2,400 miles as ‘the crow flies’.
This international ocean race is for all comers. Whether an experienced racer sailing a high-performance boat, or a local cruisers in need of an adventure, the AZAB provides a challenge. The date of the start will be on announced in a few months.
In both Falmouth and Ponta Delgada there will be plenty of opportunity to socialise with fellow competitors, RCYC members and at numerous functions arranged at both locations. It’s not all about the voyage!
Starting in Falmouth the race goes to the port of Ponta Delgada, on the Azores Island of São Miguel. Competitors take a brief respite with time to explore some of this beautiful island and plenty of social events before racing back to Falmouth.
The AZAB is a 2,400-mile ocean regatta which starts in Falmouth and goes to the port of Ponta Delgada, on the Azores Island of São Miguel. Competitors have time on the island for some R&R before racing back to Falmouth. The AZAB has been organised by RCYC every fourth year since the first race in 1975