The MailASail Azores and Back Race 2023

The Notice of Race has been published.

Check all the requirements and milestone dates. Fifty yachts already plan to be on the start line in June 2023. If you are interested in joining the fleet send a few details now.

We will keep you updated if we have your email address.

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 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.

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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