The Transat bakerly yacht race begins!

The Transat bakerly race began on Monday (2 May), with supporters having front row seats on Plymouth Hoe as they waved Bon Voyage to the competitors.

Giants of the sea, the Ultimes are the fastest of the four classes competing in The Transat bakerly. The latest weather routing from Adrena suggests the three trimarans could cross the North Atlantic is just 8 days and 8 hours,...

Phil Sharp third British skipper racing The Transat

British sailor Phil Sharp has today confirmed that he will compete in the 14th Transat bakerly from Plymouth to New York.

Marking 10 years since his victory in the Route du Rhum, Destination Guadeloupe transatlantic race in 2006, Sharp returns to the Class40 to take on the 3,000-mile solo race across the north Atlantic.

“There hasn’t been an official Transat for eight years now...

Transat bakery 2016 UK race charity announced

With just three weeks to go until the start of the race, OC Sport is pleased to announce The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust as the official UK race charity of The Transat bakerly, 2016.

The Trust was set up by Dame Ellen MacArthur in 2003 and is now a nationwide organisation that uses sailing to help re-build confidence in young people who have suffered from cancer and leukaemia. The tie...

Plymouth prepares to host historic yacht race

The world’s oldest solo transatlantic race makes its return to Britain’s Ocean City this year. From 24 April to 2 May 2016 Plymouth’s waterfront will come alive with events and entertainment for all ages.

Preparations are in full swing in Plymouth as the city gets ready to host one of the most famous and gruelling transatlantic races, The Transat. Setting sail from Plymouth competitors...

Transat Yacht race returns to Plymouth

The World famous Transat yacht race will return to Plymouth after a successful bid to host the start of the race.

People will be able to see the yachts in Plymouth from 24 April up until the solo sailors start their 2,800 mile race across the North Atlantic on 2 May.

This event will bring a brand new Ocean City Rhythm, Blues & Jazz Festival, as well as an air show and...