The MailASail AZAB
The AZAB (Azores and Back) is a 2,400 mile ocean yacht race, in the unlikely event of you sailing in a straight line! It was created in response to the wish for an ocean race that started and finished in the UK, a wish that was taken up by the RCYC’s Colin Drummond in 1975, and the AZAB was born. It has been run every four years ever since. The race is for all comers, from experienced racers sailing high-performance boats to local cruisers in need of a challenge.
We are delighted to welcome our new title sponsor MailASail.
The race leaves Falmouth on the 1st June 2019, and competitors will race either single or double handed to Ponta Delgada on São Miguel Island, one of the nine Azores Archipelago Islands that lie in the Eastern Atlantic, before turning around and racing back to Falmouth.
The Azorean stopover is a great chance for crews to celebrate their achievements from leg one, socialise with fellow participants and prepare for the challenge of the return journey.
MailASail are specialists in coastal and offshore communications including WiFi, 4G and satellite connectivity. They will be assisting with improving communication systems for all participants of the race, including facilitating on-board blog posts and updates, meaning that following the race will be even more exciting for participants and spectators alike.
This level of communication has not been used to such an extent in previous races, and looks set to bring a whole new dimension to the 2019 event.
For full information about the MailASail AZAB and how to follow it online please click here www.azab.co.uk