The Azores and Back Race 2023

Preparations for the 2023 race are underway. Those of you who have let us know you are interested in racing will be kept updated during 2020 before the Notice of Race is published.

The Azores and Back is a Category 1 ocean yacht race, during which you will sailing a minimum of 2,400 miles even if you managed a straight line!

This international ocean race is for all comers, whether experienced racers sailing high-performance boats, or 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, so we hope that you too will join us on this epic. It’s not all about the voyage! In both Falmouth and Ponta Delgada there is plenty of opportunity to socialise with fellow competitors and RCYC members and numerous functions are arranged at both locations.

Entrants are registering their intention to sail the 2023 AZAB and for many this will not be their first AZAB race. Click the picture to see who plans to be on the start line in 2023

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.

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Get Involved

Keep up to date with the AZAB 2023 on social media with the hashtag #AZAB2023