Take the voyage of a lifetime.
A fully supported circumnavigation of the world, visiting the most remote and beautiful destinations on the planet.
OYSTER WORLD RALLY ROUTE MAP
A unique opportunity – engaging, enriching and empowering: this is the ultimate sailing adventure.
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Planned on first-hand experience
After the success of the 2013-14 and 2017-19 events, future rallies are set to deliver yet more breathtaking experiences. The route covers 27,000 nautical miles, crossing three oceans over 16 months, exploring the world's finest cruising grounds. Planned around global weather patterns and our knowledge and expertise, you will have lots of time to experience each stopover.
Oyster support and service
Oyster’s renowned levels of support and service are key to the Oyster World Rally. The Oyster World Rally support team works with you from the moment you sign up, offering help and advice on everything, from choosing the perfect Oyster yacht to full training and preparation before setting sail. The team travels ahead of the fleet and offers an extraordinary depth of technical expertise and local knowledge at each stopover
Get closer to nature
Visiting many places only accessible by boat, you will discover oceans teeming with life. Hike in jungles, climb mountains and discover impressive hidden waterfalls and witness the most spectacular sunrises, sunsets and skyscapes imaginable.
Change your worldview
Perhaps the most unexpected part of the Oyster World Rally is what the experience teaches you about yourself and how you see the world. You will challenge yourself and learn new skills enroute with owners and crews returning from the Oyster World Rally having forged lifelong friendships in shared adventures.
Discover new cultures and history
Enroute, you will meet amazing people from different cultures, opening your mind to new ideas and possibilities. Immerse yourself deeper into the communities and relish the great opportunity to give back, by gifting writing packs, books and reading glasses to people who really appreciate them.
Highlights of the route
The rally route takes you to some of the most engaging destinations, including the Galapagos Islands, French Polynesia and Fiji, as well as northern Australia, Cape Town and Salvador in Brazil. Every stopover is reached by unforgettable bluewater passages.
Good times await
As well as sailing adventures and new experiences, we organise all kinds of events en route – from learning to cook with rum in Antigua to a dingy safari in Fiji and canoe racing in Tahiti, making some great memories.
Safety and reassurance all the way
There is great reassurance in sailing around the world with a fleet. Everyone’s personal safety is always our primary concern. The Oyster World Rally guide is a mine of information, including guidance on complex local customs and immigration regulations in remote destinations.
In terms of skills required, at least one member of each crew completing the full circumnavigation must complete their RYA Yachtmaster Ocean theory (with RYA Yachtmaster offshore recommended), MCA Medical First Aid at Sea (MFA) (4-day course) and SSB/Long Range Radio operator’s course/licence. All crew must complete a Sea Survival Course within 12 months of the start. We encourage everyone to join us for our pre-rally seminars and courses to make sure each yacht is fully prepared.
There are limited places on this fully supported circumnavigation of the world, which are in great demand. So get in touch now to make sure you do not miss out on the voyage of lifetime.
To register your interest, request further details and an information pack, please get in touch with the rally team. Register below or call +44-023-8083-1000
The Logistics Team
Our highly experienced Logistics teamwork with you as soon as your entry is accepted. The team will answer any questions, offer advice and help skippers and crews get any training needed. They liaise with local agents at each major destination, find berthing in marinas, organise canal transits in Panama and manage clearance and immigration documentation.
The Technical team
Our Technical team knows our yachts inside out and bring unrivalled expertise with their knowledge of engineering, electrical and mechanical systems. They will greet the fleet at all major destinations to help owners make sure everything is shipshape for the next leg.
The After Sales team
Our legendary After Sales team supply all the spares, tools, charts, nautical publications and general goods likely to be required. They will also make sure any parts requested are ready on arrival at the next destination. No other yacht builder offers such complete peace of mind, whether your yacht is three months old or has been on the water for over forty years.
The Oyster World Rally offers an extensive training programme to prepare you and your yacht for the adventure of a lifetime. We cover a wide range of topics including yacht preparation, ocean navigation and weather, onboard systems, downwind sailing techniques, safety and sea survival training, medical training, SSB/Long Range Radio Operators Course and yacht provisioning
All participants get a copy of the extensively-researched Oyster World Rally Guide, a digest of all we have learned from sailing around the world. With 500+ pages of comprehensive, up-to-date information, it is an indispensable everyday guide for the voyage.
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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.
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.
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.