International racing includes the OSTAR, TWOSTAR and JESTER CHALLENGE. These races are short handed races with the OSTAR and JESTER CHALLENGE races being single handed and the TWOSTAR a double handed race. These races start in the United Kingdom and finish in Newport, RI.
The Royal Western Yacht Club has elected Charlie Thomson as Commodore replacing John Lewis.
The next Ostar/TwoStar Transatlantic Race will be held in 9 May 2021. The RWYC will be running both a single and a double handed class. This Ostar was going to be in 2020 to coincide with the 400 year anniversary of the Mayflower landing however Covid-19 happened. As the start is in Plymouth, Devon there is interest t involving Plymouth, MA in the race. By switching to even years will give some relief to berthing both Bermuda One-Two and Ostar boats together in our marina here in Newport, RI.