60th anniversary of the first OSTAR
Published on May 23rd, 2019
The Royal Western Yacht Club of England, the organizing authority of the OSTAR and TWOSTAR, confirms that it will again run the transatlantic races in 2020 with the start on May 10.
Held every four years since the first race in 1960, these Races from Plymouth (GBR) to Newport (USA) will be sailed as originally envisaged by Cockleshell hero Blondie Hasler, a test of skipper and boat against the North Atlantic Ocean.
In 2020, The Royal Western Yacht Club of England will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first OSTAR (The Original Singlehanded Transatlantic Race), with this to be the 16th edition of the OSTAR and the 7th edition of the TWOSTAR. Both races open to corinthian and professional sailors in boats from 27 to 60 feet.