Published on January 11th, 2022
The Oyster World Rally 2022-23 got underway January 9 for the 25 British-built Oyster yachts taking part in the 27,000 nm world circumnavigation that will stop at 25 locations during the 16-month trip. Starting from Antigua, the first leg extends 1180 miles through the Caribbean Sea to Panama City where the fleet will come back together to transit the famous Panama Canal in early February.
The Oyster World Rally is a fully supported experience, working with entrants to provide training, advice on boat preparation and service, logistics, customs procedures, provisioning and is even able to help to source professional crew if needed. The Oyster team travels ahead of the rally and is on hand at every stopover for support.
This is the third edition of the Oyster World Rally, and the only fully supported circumnavigation of the world. Amongst the 25 competing yachts, there are five new Oyster Yachts – three Oyster 565s, one Oyster 595, and an Oyster 675. The largest yacht in the fleet is an Oyster 725.
“The crews have all started to bond together and great friendships have started to form,” noted Allie Smith, Head of Group Events at Oyster Yachts. “After all the hard work and preparations, as well as navigating the Covid challenges, we are finally on our way!“ c
The Rally is being following in real time on the Rally Live section of Oyster Yachts website. Next stop is Panama and then the Galápagos Islands.