AZAB Open to Multihulls!

We’re excited to announce that a multihull class has been re-introduced for AZAB 2019

For the first time in over 15 years, multihulls will again be able to enter the Azores and Back race. Following increased demand and financial support, the AZAB 2019 race will see a multihull class compete for the first time since 2003.

Only monohull vessels have been eligible to take part in the last 3 races. In recent years the organisers have seen an increase in support and interest from the multihull community, which has lead to sponsorship of the race by multihull sailor Paul Brant. It has therefore been decided that the multihull class will be re-introduced for the next AZAB race, which will be setting sail on 1st June 2019.

AZAB Race Director Ian Munday said “We are delighted to now be able to offer a class for multihulls in the AZAB 2019. An amendment to the NoR will published shortly, and in the meantime we are accepting provisional entries for multihulls through the website, which will become firm entries when the NoR amend is released.”

He went on to explain that “The NoR amend will not only allow us to accept multihulls, but will also fully align us for both monohulls and multihulls with the OSTAR/2STAR 2020 Race, in order for us to act as a full nominated qualifier for that race.”

Entry for the next AZAB race is open until January 2019, however numbers are limited to 120 and places are filling up fast. The new multihull class is already attracting provisional entries, and all potential competitors are advised to make their entry soon in order to gain a firm place. A reserve list will run if oversubscribed.

To enter the AZAB 2019, click here.