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Live Blog Updates from Competitors in the AZAB 2015 Race.
It's a Wrap!
The Red Ensign AZAB Race 2015 is now completed for another 4 years, with all competitors safely home. We'd like to thank everyone who followed the race and the very many people who helped to make the race a success. Please keep checking back on the website for details about the prize-giving and other updates following the race completion.
Welcome to the 11th Red Ensign AZAB 2015 organised by RCYC Events Ltd.
I am pleased to join Francis Shillitoe (Race Director) in announcing the publication of the Notice of Race which already has a substantial number of entrants.
RCYC Events Ltd is proud to be host to this challenging ocean adventure, 40 years on from the first one in 1975. A special welcome back to the many familiar faces who seem to return time after time who will doubtless encourage and support the many new participants. A big welcome also to those of you who are joining us for the first time in this international ocean race.
Prepare yourself and your vessel well. We want you to be excited, thrilled but essentially safe for the Red Ensign AZAB 2015.
We shall look forward to meeting you when you arrive in Falmouth and shall be pleased to assist and support in any way that we can.
Royal Cornwall Yacht Club
Welcome to AZAB 2015, the 2,400 mile ocean race, in the unlikely event of you sailing in a straight line!
Having enjoyed my first AZAB Race in 2011, I now find myself as Race Director of 2015.
Colin Drummond a founder /competitor of the AZAB in 1973 has passed the Race Director baton on to me and plans to join us Ponta Delgada in 2015.
It is an international ocean race for all comers, from experienced yachtsmen sailing 60 footers to the inexperienced guys like me with smallish boats. I had never raced my Moody 336 or sailed further than Brittany! The AZAB is open to single or two handed crews.
YES, you too can have the buzz of a friendly and supportive group of like-minded sailors.
Our new AZAB committee have been busy preparing the 2015 Notice of Race which is now available with a link to the entry form.
To see who is on this committee Click Here
Race Director AZAB 2015
RCYC Events Ltd wishes to thank the following for their help and support towards Red Ensign AZAB 2015:
The sponsors, advertisers, RCYC members, staff and AZAB well wishers who have generously contributed so much work and money towards this year’s race.
Black Geko Media
Chain Locker Pub
Cornwall County Council
Cornwall’s Marine Guide & Directory
David Braine, BBC South West
Falmouth Art Gallery
Falmouth Harbour Commissioners
Falmouth Town Centre Manager
Falmouth Town Council
National Maritime Museum Cornwall
RCYC Catering, bar and office staff
Sulley’s of Penryn
The Falmouth Hotel