2022-23 RALLY

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8:00 AM 27th January CARIBBEAN SEA

The whole fleet have left the Caribbean islands and are heading west to Panama. Many have stopped to enjoy the idyllic San Blas Islands, an archipelago consisting of 360 islands north of Panama, on their way to the Panama Canal.

9:00 AM 24th January Bonaire

It's amazing to see Oyster 721-01 Intrepid feature in 'The REPORTER' Magazine in Bonaire!

Click here to read the article on page 8, and see how Trevor and Judy have prepared for their circumnavigation. 

11:00 AM 19th January Caribbean Sea

Most of the rally fleet are now back on the move again after spending quality time in Bonaire, the BVI’s, Guadeloupe and the Grenadines. They are crossing to the west of the Caribbean Sea, heading for either Cartegena, Colombia or the beautiful San Blas Islands. The weather at the moment is a warm 30 degrees with an easterly breeze of up to 20 knots, making for some superb downwind sailing conditions.

10:00 AM 17th January Bonaire

6 boats in the fleet are spending time in the rich waters of Bonaire, enjoying the pristine underwater environment which has made it an award winning diving destination. There are more than 85 dive sites, with more than 350 fish species and 57 soft and stony coral species to explore. 

12:00 PM 14th January CARIBBEAN SEA

Since the rally started the fleet have ventured to Guadeloupe, Dominica, the BVI's, Bonaire and Curaçao to name a few! Scroll down to see the yachts latest positions on the Live Rally Map.

12:00 PM 11th January Caribbean Sea

There are essentially 3 routes to Panama. North via the BVI, South via the Caribbean, or South West via the ABC Islands. What we can see today is the fleet taking those three routes and as the week progress we will see the fleet make their way to San Blas & Panama.

1:00 PM 9th January Antigua

25 Oysters have crossed the line and started their Oyster World Rally! His excellency Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda fired the canon from Fort Charlotte and wished the fleet on their way. Conditions were perfect with 20 knots of breeze and full sunshine! What an incredible sight!

The fleet will meet again in Panama for their transit through the canal in mid February. Keep posted on the Rally Live page for regular updates on the fleets progress.

6:00 PM 8th January Antigua

Crews have made their final preparations ahead of the start tomorrow and been briefed in the skippers meeting. The fleet were blessed by the Royal Naval Tot club of Antigua and Barbuda and toasted with the traditional rum tot as the sun set over the Dockyard.

4:00 PM 7th January Antigua

The fleet have been briefed on weather from Antigua to Panama, and took part in Media Training to help capture the very best of their journey.

9:15 AM 6th January Antigua

Today the fleet took part in Sea Mercy training and received their eye and light kits which they will distribute as they sail around the world. In the afternoon our Galapagos agent spoke to them about tours, formalities, weather and geology.

4:00 PM 5th January Antigua

The crews have been busy taking part in a number of activities this week, to include Sea Survival and Cookery courses plus a Brewery Tour. Just 3 days to go until the start!

11:00 AM 31st December Antigua

Tonight many of the fleet will see in the New Year watching the fireworks over Nelson’s Dockyard, a year that we see them sail more than half way across the globe! From the whole Oyster World Rally team, we wish you all fair winds and a very Happy New Year!

9:15 AM 28th December Antigua

Oyster’s technical team are now all in Antigua carrying out final checks on the rally boats, ahead of the start in 12 days.

9:00 AM 21st December Antigua

Yesterday evening the fleet gathered for the Welcome Party at Boom Restaurant, overlooking Nelson’s Dockyard. It was great to catch up with all the crews that have arrived pre-Christmas and enjoy some delicious drinks and nibbles.

1:10 PM 19th December Antigua

Just 3 weeks to go until the rally start! The countdown is on and the excitement is really mounting in Antigua now.

2:30 PM 16th December Antigua

It’s amazing to see the Oyster World Rally fleet starting to assemble in Nelson’s Dockyard, Oyster’s spiritual home in the Caribbean and the base for the start of the rally.

10:15 AM 13th December Antigua

Oyster support staff Rachel and Gavin have arrived in Antigua to start the final checks before the fleet head off in 4 weeks’ time.

12:25 PM 4th December Grenada

The first rally boats have started arriving in Grenada having completed the ARC + from Las Palmas via the Cape Verdes. Congratulations to all the teams on their transatlantic crossing, especially those doing it for the first time!

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Entry List

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USA
Liberty
Oyster 56/25 2002
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USA
Quester
Oyster 56/55 2007
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UK
Temerity
Oyster 56/63 2008
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USA
Shanties
Oyster 56/66 2009
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UK
Akoya
Oyster 565/03 2020
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UK
Adalia 2
Oyster 565/04 2020
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USA
Infinity
Oyster 565/08 2021
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Netherlands
Juno
Oyster 575/02 2010
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Germany
Nikaia
Oyster 575/11 2011
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Japan
Vida Mia V
Oyster 575/40 2017
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UK
Skye III
Oyster 595/01 2021
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USA
Black Lion
Oyster 625/03 2012
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UK
South Africa
Makara
Oyster 625/09 2013
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USA
Irish Blessing
Oyster 625/16 2016
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Ireland
Ruth II
Oyster 625/20 2018
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Canada
Yolo
Oyster 625/22 2018
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Ireland
Irene IV
Oyster 655/02 2007
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UK
South Africa
Man of War
Oyster 655/09 2008
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USA
Serendipity
Oyster 66/10 2004
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UK
Archaeopteryx
Oyster 66/12 2005
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Canada
Seabird
Oyster 675/04 2021
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Canada
Intrepid
Oyster 725/01 2012
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UK
USA
Latobe
Oyster 72/12A 2011
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UK
UK
Ocean Pearl
Oyster 625-01 2011
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Australia
Babe!
Oyster 54/17 2010
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"When we were planning this rally, there were probably 100 reasons why the timing wasn’t perfect. But if you’ve got the time, you’ve got the health and can afford to do it then absolutely, go for it, no question.
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Oyster World Rally 2017-2019

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