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Join Formula 1 legend Eddie Jordan as he relives his voyage of a lifetime on the Oyster World Rally.
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Partnering for change
The Oyster World Rally provides a unique opportunity to make a positive impact, which is why we partner with Sea Mercy, Sailors for the Sea and other organisations to do what we can to preserve the rally route and experiences along it for future generations. Everyone who enters can take part in one of the many programmes to support local communities and help protect our oceans. Your commitment will make a real difference.
The Oyster World Rally has teamed up with organisations that are passionate about saving our seas and protecting the marine environment. We will do everything we can to look after our oceans. To find out more about our different partners, their projects and the positive impact they are having, read on.
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Prepare, learn and get insights into destinations, essential sailing topics and amazing experiences on the Oyster World Rally
Have you ever wondered what the ideal Oyster yacht is for a circumnavigation of the world? Our experts have the answers.
Weather expert, Chris Tibbs provides invaluable insights on the expected sailing conditions along the route of the next Oyster World Rally, including the Panama Canal, Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans.
The Panama Canal transit is an unforgettable experience. Hear about the experiences of the Oyster World Rally Team and previous members of the fleet and learn how to prepare your yacht for the Canal transit.
Exploring the Galápagos is one of our favourite parts of the Oyster World Rally. Hear from the Rally team and previous participants who have experienced the marvels of the multitudes of marine species the islands have to offer.
Join us as we outline the 3000nm ocean passage, sailing the Galápagos to the Marquesas Islands and French Polynesia. We look at all the highlights and answer all your questions.
This webinar covers the passage from French Polynesia to the Vava'u group in Tonga. Discover our five top tips for safe coral reef navigation and hear insights on each archipelago’s cruising grounds.
This live webinar includes a discussion about what makes the Oyster World Rally a once-in-a-lifetime' experience. We reveal our top five must-visit locations in Indonesia and chat live with participants of the 2017-19 Rally. As always there is a Q&A with the team.
A preview of the Vanuatu to Mackay passage, where we visit Mackay, Whitsundays, Cairns (including the Great Barrier Reef) and Darwin. Hear first-hand experiences of an Oyster circumnavigator, while our experts answer audience questions.
Oyster World Rallies 2013 to 2023
As part of our 40-year celebrations, on 6 January 2013, 28 yachts left Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua for a 16-month fully-supported voyage to sail around the world. The first Oyster World Rally was so successful, our owners wanted more. The second rally set sail in 2017, returning to Antigua in 2019 after many adventures. Our latest and third Rally began in January 2022 and on 4th April 2023 the fleet crossed the finish line back in Antigua, completing their voyage of a lifetime. Discover the story behind this unique event.
Yes, you must own an Oyster Yacht to enter. If you are not yet an owner, we would be delighted to build you a new boat or help you find a brokerage Oyster.
We do not allow chartered yachts to enter the Rally, you must own your Oyster yacht.
The Oyster World rally is an event that sails around the world. All entries must sign up for the whole rally.
The rally entry fee is calculated according to the length of your yacht. Details of costs can be found in the Notice of Event.
Yes, due to event logistics and average yacht speed, the minimum yacht length that can enter the Oyster World Rally is 45 feet.
The next Oyster World Rally sets sail on 14 January 2024 from Antigua.
Yes, once your entry has been accepted, there is an extensive pre-rally training programme run by our events team and suppliers, as well as regular interactive meetings and social get-togethers.
The World Rally lasts for 16 months and is designed to make the most of global weather and wind patterns.
Yes, a member of each of the Technical and Logistics team will greet the fleet at all major destinations, offering services and support.
Yes, Oyster’s dedicated support team is included in the entry fee and they will be on hand to help you from the moment you sign up, to the day you become a circumnavigator.
Oyster have run three successful World Rallies in 2013, 2017 and 2022. There are future rallies scheduled for 2024 and 2026.
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