Two Handed Transatlantic Race

The Royal Western Yacht Club are delighted to announce the relaunch of the Two Handed Transatlantic Race, which will start on Sunday 10th May 2020  from Plymouth and finish in Newport, Rhode Island. The race, also sometimes known as TWOSTAR, will be open to boats between 27 and 60 ft and there will also be a separate class for Class 40’s.

The first edition of this race was in 1981 and ran until 1994 and has been won by some well-known yachtsmen including Chay Blyth, Rob James, Laurent Bourgnon and Cam Lewis.

This race will be run in partnership with Newport Yacht Club. Past Commodore, Norm Bailey, of the Newport Yacht Club writes “All of us at the NYC are thrilled with the return of this race and we look forward seeing old friends in Newport, the sailing capital of the world. We can promise you an experience never to be forgotten”.

The race will be supported by the Rhode Island Sailing Events Commission and the city of Newport .

For further information  go to
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Sponsorship enquiries: 

The MailASail 2021 TwoSTAR has been postponed to 15 May, 2022 due to Covid-19 Requirements.

Press Release
2nd April 2020

The Royal Western Yacht Club of England announce the rescheduling of their MailASail OSTAR TWOSTAR that was postponed in 2020 due to the Covic 19 virus, to a new date of May 9th 2021. We are extremely grateful to our title sponsor MailASail who will continue to support us for this rescheduled event.
The 2021 race will continue to run between Plymouth England and Newport Rhode Island as before.

A new 2021 Notice of Race, Entry form and World Sailing 2020 – 2021 Offshore Safety Regulations for Cat 1 yachts can all be downloaded from the event websites at and

The Notice of Race outlines all requirements that must be fulfilled in order to compete, and includes contact details for general information, entry and communication with RWYC event management. Additionally, in the NoR
are the event Facebook page and the Facebook Group addresses where competitors and potential competitors can interact with one another.

Neil Dunkley
Race Director

Final 31st March 2020