The Azores and Back Race 2023

Work has started on preparations for the 2023 race. Let us know that you are interested in joining the race and we will keep you updated during 2020 before the Notice of Race is published.

AZAB 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. We are now accepting expressions of interest, so we hope that you too will join us on this epic. It’s not all about the voyage! In Falmouth and Ponta Delgada there is plenty of opportunity to socialise with fellow competitors and RCYC members. Numerous functions are arranged at both locations.

A dozen yachts are listed so far, and many have done previous AZAB races. 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 on the island before turning around and racing back to Falmouth. There will be time to explore some of this beautiful island and plenty of social events.

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Get Involved

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