Imagine embarking on the sailing adventure of a lifetime. Exploring remote destinations of rare beauty, unique places to immerse in new cultures and captivating ecosystems.

Experience unparalleled levels of luxury, comfort and safety, with the reassurance of uncompromising, personalised service and support from Oyster’s world-class Rally team.

Oyster World Rally
Oyster World Rally

The Oyster World Rally – the ultimate circumnavigation of the world.


Entries are open for the Oyster World Rally 2028-29.


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Rally Information


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Rally Live 2024-25

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Rally packages


For everyone taking part in the Oyster World Rally, the Adventurer package comes as standard and provides everything required to enjoy the voyage of a lifetime.

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Relish the magnificence of every destination and beyond with the Explorer package. Enjoy unparalleled concierge service and personalised luxury experiences.

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Indulge in the sailing adventure of a lifetime with the Voyager package. Every comfort and convenience precisely composed, every detail considered.

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Oyster yachts

Explore our award-winning, rally-proven fleet of luxurious bluewater sailing yachts


Inspiring stories and adventures

OWR Yacht Article
22 Oyster yachts sail around the world in a flotilla
Oyster 655 Altaia's owners tell YACHT Magazine about their round-the-world voyage on the Oyster World Rally 2024-25.
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Oyster World Rally A new world for adventurers
Oyster World Rally: A new world for adventurers
Náutica y Yates Magazine caught up with owners of Oyster 595 Mastegot and Oyster 575 Ahlam as they arrived into the Marquesas Islands.
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Crusing World A Big New World
A Big, New World
Gabby Covill, who owns the Oyster 745 Mexican Wave with her husband, is cruising the globe for the first time as part of the Oyster World Rally.
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Oyster 675 Seabird Sailing
Oyster Life
Oyster 675 long-term review
Respected sailing journalist Matthew Sheahan caught up with Michael Hutchison, owner of Oyster 675 Seabird, to find out how the yacht is performing after several months at sea on the Oyster World Rally 2022-23.
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Discover what sets the Oyster World Rally apart

There are so many special moments on the world rally, you had to pinch yourself sometimes to know it was real. It’s a life changing experience – the people you meet, the remote places you visit. You will never get there as a tourist.
Harvey and Sue Death – Oyster 575 Safiya
Oyster World Rally 2017-19
We really are living the dream and knowing that we have support, should we need it, is very comforting and reassuring.
Gabby and Charlie Covill – Oyster 745 Mexican Wave
Oyster World Rally 2024-25
If I don’t do this, I will miss out."

"I met some others who were very much up for doing the Atlantic crossing and we got chatting. They kept saying: ‘Why don’t you do it?’ I started slowly thinking that if they could do it, I could do it. So I made a snap decision. I thought, if I don’t go, I will really miss out.
Sussanne Lock – Oyster 54 Pearl of Persia
Oyster World Rally 2013-14
We discussed that in later life we would do the Oyster World Rally, but as we learnt more about it, we realised this is something we could do now. Being novices wasn’t a problem, with two professional crew on board, and Oyster World Rally support team with us all the way, we just said: ‘what are we waiting for’.
Leo Eccles – Oyster 655 Man Of War
Oyster World Rally 2022-23


Rally Information


Join Formula 1 legend Eddie Jordan as he relives his voyage of a lifetime on the Oyster World Rally.


Frequently asked

Do you have to own an Oyster Yacht to take part?

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.

Can I join for a section of the rally?

The Oyster World rally is an event that sails around the world. All entries must sign up for the whole rally.

How much does it cost to join the 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.

Is there a minimum size limit to participate?

Yes, due to event logistics and average yacht speed, the minimum yacht length that can enter the Oyster World Rally is 45 feet.

How long should I allow to prepare for a World Rally?

The answer very much depends on if you already own an Oyster yacht, whether you plan to sail her yourself or take professional crew, and your sailing experience. If you are an Oyster owner and plan to sail her yourself and at least one member of crew has their RYA Yachtmaster Offshore qualification, we recommend at least two years of preparation and positioning for the Rally. Bear in mind Oyster’s Rally training programme runs for 18 months prior to the start of the event.

If you are considering building a new Oyster yacht for the Rally we recommend a three to four years preparation period. Typically, you should allow two years for the purchase, specification and build process. This period could easily be longer if there are extended waiting times on build slots for certain models. Once she is in the water, we recommend at least 12 months to shake down and familiarise yourself with your Oyster. You then need to factor in time to position her for the Rally start in Antigua, which typically means late September before the start in January, dependant on your home port.

For those considering a Brokerage boat for the Rally, we recommend a two to three years preparation period. This allows for a minimum of 12 months to find and purchase your ideal yacht, but it can take much longer. Then factor in the inevitable refit to meet your requirements. This will be your home for at least 20 months so it’s important she meets your every need. Dependant on waiting times, a typical Rally refit can take three to nine months. Once she is Rally-ready, we recommend a familiarisation period of 12 months to fully understand sailing style and features.

Other considerations worth factoring into your preparation timescales include sail training and qualifications; planning and sourcing your spares (Oyster After Sales can help here); ensuring you have the correct charts and pilot books for the Rally route; and deciding how you want to personalise your adventure on or off the Rally route, which Oyster’s Concierge Team would be delighted to help with.

Can you charter an Oyster Yacht for the Oyster World Rally?

We do not allow chartered yachts to enter the Rally, you must own your Oyster yacht.

When does the next rally start?

The next Oyster World Rally sets sail on 18 January 2026 from Antigua.

Do you offer any pre-rally training?

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.

How long is the Oyster World Rally?

The World Rally lasts for 16 months and is designed to make the most of global weather and wind patterns.

Do you offer support at all the major stopovers?

Yes, a member of the Technical, Logistics and Concierge team will greet the fleet at all major destinations, offering services and support.

Is Oyster’s support team included in the cost?

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.

How many Oyster World Rallies have there been?

Oyster have run three successful World Rallies in 2013, 2017, 2022. The Oyster World Rally 2024-25 is currently running. There are future rallies scheduled for 2026 and 2028.


Oyster Brokerage for the Rally

Location Change

OYSTER 625 - 2013

£ 1,395,000 VAT Excluded


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Wiki Wiki
Wiki Wiki

OYSTER 575 - 2010

£ 750,000 VAT Excluded

Eastern Mediterranean

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Luna of London
Location Change
Luna of London

OYSTER 62 - 2003

€ 830,000 VAT Paid


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