The Race

Entries are invited for the 2011 Azores and back race run by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club from Falmouth.

The Tenth Azores and Back Yacht Race is scheduled to start on Saturday 4th June at 1200 UTC 2011

The race is open to monohull yachts with a length overall from 9m to 18.5m.

The course covers just less than 2500 miles of ocean, approximately 1220 miles on each leg.

Open to single and double handed crews and held over a 45 day period, the yachts usually take seven to ten days to complete each leg allowing a week or so to relax and restock for the return passage.

The Azores archipelago is an ideal destination - distant enough to provide a real challenge within a four to six week time-limit and to be pleasantly "foreign" on arrival, with a course clear of major shipping lanes.