Set Sail Around the World

Oyster is delighted to announce that our next Oyster World Rally will begin on 9 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.

The Ultimate Circumnavigation

To further enhance this event, we have created a 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, 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.

Interested in circumnavigating the world?

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oyster yachts embarking on world yacht rally

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.

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 Team is dedicated to supporting 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.

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

How to Enter

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


The Route

OWR 2022 23 Map Feb 2020

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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Oyster Webinar Series


Oyster’s DNA is rooted in over 20 million bluewater miles and more than 90 circumnavigations. In these Oyster World Rally webinars, you can meet our team and previous participants as they share their experiences of everything from transiting the Panama Canal to following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin on the Galapagos Islands.

The route makes the best of seasonal weather patterns and takes you through some of the world’s best-kept-secret cruising grounds. Discover how our dedicated team supports participants throughout the journey, with day-to-day logistics and technical support (not to mention organising some fabulous parties and social events along the way).