News

  • Important Dates for Your Diary- As the countdown continues towards to 2019 race, we wanted to share a little reminder of some of the important upcoming dates, to help you along with your preparations. We hope you will all have seen these dates in the last newsletter – please get in touch if you don’t appear to be on the […]
  • Golden Globe Hero Mark Slats enters AZAB- Dutchman Mark Slats, runner-up in the Golden Globe, has entered the MailaSail AZAB 2019 in his Rustler 36 Maverick. Mark is no stranger to Falmouth and won the Sitran Challenge race from Falmouth to Les Sables d’Olonne prior to the Golden Globe. Prior to that he rowed single-handed across the Atlantic in the 2017 Talisker […]
  • AZAB Newsletter – February 2019- Welcome to the February edition of the MailASail AZAB 2019 newsletter. This issue find out how you can get your hands on the official race merchandise, and see how you can be part of our work to reduce single-use plastic. The team are available at any time if you have any questions as we countdown […]
  • AZAB Newsletter – December 2018- Hello to all AZAB competitors, past and present. Welcome to your latest newsletter for the MailASail AZAB 2019. This issue, we’ve got news about our associated charity, and an update on the race merchandise that will soon be available. If you have any questions at any time, please do get in touch. We will be […]
  • Discover more: A guide to Falmouth and Ponta Delgada- Thinking of entering the MailaSail AZAB 2019? Or perhaps you already have and want to know more about where you will be sailing? This handy guide to Falmouth and Ponta Delgada gives you an overview of the two locations you will visit as part of your race. Falmouth, Cornwall As the third deepest natural harbour […]
  • AZAB Newsletter – September 2018- Hello to all AZAB competitors, past and present. Welcome to your latest newsletter for the MailASail AZAB 2019. This issue, we’ve got some important dates for your diaries, details of new sponsors and information about how we’re continuing to build our support for competitors. If you have any questions at any time, please do get […]
  • MailASail is the New Title Sponsor for AZAB 2019- The AZAB 2019 (The Azores and Back Race) committee is delighted to announce MailASail as the title sponsor for the race. This means that the next AZAB race will be called the MailASail AZAB Race 2019. The AZAB is a challenging 2,400-mile international ocean yacht race, taking place every four years. The next race will […]
  • 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 […]
  • AZAB Newsletter – November 2017-   Hello to all AZAB competitors, past and present. Welcome to the first quarterly newsletter for the AZAB 2019 – less than 20 months to go until the start! The committee has been appointed, with a mix of old and new members, who will provide some continuity, along with lots of fresh ideas and enthusiasm. What’s New Race Director […]
  • Competitor advice- One of our aims in organising the AZAB is to offer a race that is of sufficient challenge for experienced offshore sailors and also is an opportunity for those committed and keen enough to venture on their first serious ocean race. The following was written by a local competitor who has taken part in 3 […]