2013-14 Oyster World Rally

To mark the milestone of 40 years of Oyster, we organised the inaugural Oyster World Rally. On 6th January 2013, 28 Oyster yachts set sail from Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua on the first exclusive world rally for Oyster owners. This unique event took the fleet 27,000 nm across some of the world’s most beautiful and exhilarating oceans.

The first Oyster World Rally route sailed from the Caribbean to the Galapagos via the Panama Canal, and then on to the Marquesas, French Polynesia, Vanuatu and Australia, before continuing up through the Barrier Reef to Indonesia, Cocos Islands and stopping in Cape Town for Christmas 2013. Heading back into the Atlantic, the fleet called at St Helena, Ascension Island and Salvador on the coast of Brazil, before sailing back to Antigua in April 2014.

The two years of preparation put into the rally meant the event was a huge success. Not only did 28 Oyster owners become circumnavigators, news of the rally spread, sowing the seeds for the second edition in 2017.


  • Swimming with Whale Sharks off the back of the yacht in St Helena
  • Enjoying a Tongan Feast with the locals in Vava’u
  • Snorkelling ‘Chinaman’s hat’ in Galapagos with Sharks, Turtles, Sealions, Penguins & an abundance of fish.
  • Diving the passes in the Tuamotus
  • Transiting the iconic Panama Canal
  • Sailing the Torres Strait off Australia
  • Visiting Komodo to view the Komodo Dragons in their habitat
  • Kitesurfing in the Coco’s Keeling Islands
  • Mega Christmas and New Year parties in Cape Town
  • The support, guidance and friendship of the OWR team


Rally life

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


Contacts, downloads, useful links


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