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.
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
The notice of race will be published in January 2021. Until then we are accepting expressions of interest without any commitment. Once the NoR has been published and you know the full details of entry fee and the applicable regulations and qualifications required, we will ask you to confirm you are able to comply and a non returnable deposit will become due. Once your deposit is received you will be an official entrant.