Set Sail Around the World

Oyster is delighted to announce that our Oyster World Rally will begin on 12 January 2022 from our spiritual home in Nelson’s Dockyard Antigua, offering a spectacular opportunity for Oyster owners to fulfill their dreams of sailing around the world.

Building on the success of our first and second world yacht rallies, we have refined and improved our flagship sailing event, offering the adventure of a lifetime.

For the first time, you will be able to sail around the world in spectacular company during our third supported world yacht rally; from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean if you participate in our Oyster Med Rally, or you can meet us in Antigua - it’s up to you.

To create a further enhanced event, we have created a much more in-depth pre-rally training programme and preparation schedule than previous rallies. This will be run over 2020-21, and includes subjects such as sea survival, medical training, on-board systems, yacht preparation, and ocean navigation and weather. Coupled with our refined route, we believe our branded world yacht rally offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience that is eminently manageable as you sail around the world with our full support and guidance.

Oyster World Rally Event Team

[email protected] +44 (0) 23 8083 1000

If you are interested in joining the next Oyster World Rally then please click the contact button below to get in touch with our Oyster World Rally event team.

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Overview

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A Once-In-A-Lifetime World Yacht Rally

The Oyster World Rally is a non-competitive world yacht rally that provides owners of Oyster yachts with a fantastic opportunity to sail around the world, with a pre-planned route and our dedicated Oyster support team on hand along the way.

Participants will sail to some of the world’s most stunning and breathtaking destinations with a group of like-minded sailing and travel enthusiasts. The route takes in some of the best sailing grounds, purposefully designed by Oyster’s team of experts to make the best of seasonal weather patterns during this world yacht rally. 

The 2022 Oyster World Rally will see participants sail around the world to such spectacular destinations such as Tahiti, Vanuatu, Ascension Island, Antigua, the Galapagos Islands, Australia, Indonesia, as well as traversing through the Panama Canal. Participants have the option of joining for just part of the rally if they don’t have the time to dedicate to the full world yacht rally.

While sailing around the world, participants will enjoy the added support of a professional support team, as well as the camaraderie of fellow yachtsmen, making this a rally that even novice sailors can participate in safely. 

Our Oyster World Rally Manager, Regine Watts is dedicated to handholding participants throughout their journey, supporting with customs checks and day-to-day logistics, as well as organising some fabulous parties and social events along the way.

Our branded world yacht rally offers ample time at each destination, including time for free-cruising, servicing of boats, or even to fly home and see family.

How to Enter

Oyster Yacht Sailing Around the World on the 2017 Oyster World Rally

Following our last round-the-world adventure, word has quickly gathered pace as to how special the Oyster World Rally is and competition for the available 30 places is expected to be tough. So, if a lap of the planet is on your mind, what do you need to do to start turning the dream into reality?

First, you need an Oyster. If you don’t already own one, we would be delighted to build you a new luxury sailing yacht in time for the Rally. Alternatively, our Brokerage team can help you find a superb pre-owned Oyster sailing yacht for sale.

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean qualification (YM theory minimum) is required for at least one member of your crew that is taking part in the full circumnavigation.

Finally, you will need to attend the pre-rally seminars and courses, so we can ensure you are fully prepared for your adventure of a lifetime.

With only 30 places available, contact us now to avoid disappointment. We will send you the Oyster World Rally event pack, which contains an application form, costs and other important information.

For more details and to request an event pack, please email [email protected] or call +44 (0) 23 8083 1000

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Training

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To make sure you’re fully prepared to go off and experience the trip of a lifetime, we have created a superb training program for you. This will consist of in-depth seminars and will run during 2020 and 2021.

The subjects we will cover are:

  • Yacht Preparation
  • Ocean Navigation & Weather
  • On-board Systems
  • Safety Training
  • Man Overboard Drills
  • Downwind Sailing
  • Sea Survival
  • Medical Training
  • Fire Fighting

 

2020 Seminar dates

Introductory Seminar 1 - 25 and 26 April

Seminar 2 - 24 and 25 October

Seminar 3 - 5 and 6 December 

 

The full schedule of seminars and training will be released shortly.

 

Support

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You will be supported every step of the way by our Technical, Logistics & After Sales teams.

 

Our Technical Team know our yachts inside out, with unrivalled expertise in their engineering, electrical and mechanical systems. They are also extremely experienced sailors. Many of them have either skippered or sailed Oysters for many years, giving them professional experience in seamanship, meteorological, oceanographic and geographic knowledge.

 

Our Logistics Team makes the trip plain sailing when it comes to applying for visas, finding berthing in marinas, organising canal transits, and managing documentation and payments. Along the way, they will organise some great parties in stunning locations where you can catch up with the other yachts and share stories.

 

Our After Sales Team can supply all the spares, tools, charts, nautical publications and general goods you will need to prepare for your circumnavigation. If you need a spare, we can ship it anywhere in the world; and we will be waiting on the dock when you arrive to help fit it if required. Your safety, security and enjoyment are paramount, and our teams work closely to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible, from before you set sail to when you arrive back in Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua. At the end of it all, we want you to look back and think “I wouldn’t have missed it for the world!”

The Route

The 2022 Oyster World Rally Route

Taking in some of the most stunning cruising grounds in the world, the Oyster World Rally gives you the opportunity to complete your circumnavigation and make the best of each location, timed perfectly to global weather patterns. 

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