Cruising World

World Wanderers of the Oyster Rally

By Andrew Parkinson

A circumnavigation by boat, like the 2022-2023 Oyster World Rally, offers unparalleled opportunities to see distant shores.

In the realm of extraordinary adventures, the thrill of a circumnavigation stands tall, offering an unparalleled opportunity to experience by boat some of the most mesmerizing places on the planet. It is a voyage that redefines the boundaries of exploration and leaves an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of all who undertake this amazing odyssey. Combine the allure of such a voyage with the comforts of cruising in a group of like-minded sailors, and you have the Oyster World Rally.

Over the course of nearly 16 months, 25 Oyster yachts’ owners and guests traversed ­approximately 27,000 nautical miles, ­visiting awe-inspiring destinations, creating cherished memories along the way, and forging bonds to last a lifetime through shared experiences, laughter, and the pursuit of a common dream. From the vibrant shores of the Caribbean to the secluded islands of the South Pacific and beyond, participants witnessed firsthand the sheer diversity and beauty of our planet, all with the assurance of safety and comfort, knowing that fellow participants were nearby to lend a helping hand or share in the joy of discovering remarkable locations. In the pages that follow, we invite you to join us on the ­voyage of a lifetime, as Oyster World Rally participants share the magnificence of sailing and exploration that can be experienced only in a ­circumnavigation. Read article here.