The MailASail Azores and Back Race 2023

It’s now less that two years until the race starts! Are you going to be on the line in Falmouth on 3rd June 2023?

You will find the information you need by going to the ENTER AZAB 2023 tab.

Sixty yachts already plan to be on the start line in June 2023, click here to see entries. If you are interested in joining the fleet send a few details now and you will get the general update emails.

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 start will be on Saturday, 3rd June 2023. We are accepting expressions of interest, and hope that you too will join us on this epic. It’s not all about the voyage! 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.

Take a look at the information available under all the menu items to find out more and know whether the AZAB is the race for you.

The 2019 start in lovely conditions


AZAB 2023

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.

Click here to see who plans to be on the start line in 2023


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