Oyster World Rally 2017-2019

15th January - 7th April 2019

After the success of the inaugural Oyster World Rally in 2013-14, organised exclusively for the owners of Oyster yachts, Oyster owners wanted more, and we obliged!  The 2017-19 Oyster World Rally was born and 31 yachts left Nelsons Dockyard, Antigua, on 15 January 2017, this time for a 27 month fully supported voyage around the globe. The route took the Oyster fleet to the world’s most beautiful sailing grounds, making the best of weather patterns and with plentiful time for breakaway cruising and inland exploration.

The Oyster Shore team were once again on hand at every destination, easing the way for everything from mooring and provisioning to clearing in and out of ports, while also on hand to help with maintenance advice, technical support, spares as well as providing local knowledge and contacts. A great sense of community was formed by sharing the adventure and exploits together, whether out at sea over SSB radio or once in harbour relaxing or making ready for the next passage. The parties were also legendary!

Once again the favourite locations that our Oyster owners loved were the unspoilt Galapagos Islands, Tuamotos Islands in French Polynesia, Komodo and Rinca in Indonesia and Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean.

Many of those that took part were attracted to the adventure of a circumnavigation knowing they would have safety in numbers while still maintaining their freedom to roam.

Oyster 575 Tianelle

"What would I say to someone who’s considering it? If you’re available to do it then don’t hesitate, there’s one life, live it!"

Oyster 56 Sea Flute

"When we were planning this rally, there were probably 100 reasons why the timing wasn’t perfect. But if you’ve got your health, and you can afford to do it then absolutely go for it, no question."

Oyster 575 Miss Tiggy

"A moment in time when it dawned on us that this could be the place that was incredibly rare in our world – an unintentional timeless and understated haven."

Entry List
NAME MODEL HULL NUMBER NATIONALITY
Vela 45 07 British
SUNsuSEA 46 22 Polish
Altair 475 02 American
Unconditional 49 09 American
Boysterous 53 40 Swiss/American
Venture 53 48 British
Oyster Reach 54 06 Brazilian
Shalen 54 07 South African/Israeli
Sea Avenue 54 09 American
Talaba 54 18 Dutch
Oyster Blew 56 23 British
Sea Flute 56 33 British
Oregon Native 56 43 American
El Mundo 56 50 British
Mariela 56 53 German
Shanties 56 66 American
Miss Tiggy 575 01 British
Sophistikate 575 08 British
Tianelle 575 14 British
Calliope 575 15 British
Ayesha II 575 16 British
Lisanne 575 29 Swedish
Safiya 575 35 British
Dalliance 62 15 British
Red Cat 625 10 German
Kathara 625 11 American/Australian
Meteorite 655 02 British
Elise 66 05 American
True Blue 66 12 New Zealand/American
On Liberty 725 03 British
Enso 825 06 New Zealand/Saint Kitts & Nevis

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