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 3rd June 2012 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 State Yachting Committee and the city of Newport . Chairman of the RISYC, Robin Wallace, commented that “The Rhode Island State Yachting Committee is delighted to hear of the plans for the Twostar returning to Newport in 2012 and looks forward to supporting the Royal Western Yacht Club of England and the Newport Yacht Club when the competitors arrive”.
For further information go to http://twostar.rwyc.org