The Transatlantic Race 2019 is a 2960nm race from Newport, Rhode Island to Cowes.
Organised by the Royal Yacht Squadron, the New York Yacht Club, the Royal Ocean Racing Club and the Storm Trysail Club, it is the signature event of the Atlantic Ocean Racing Series 2019, which includes several of the world’s foremost ocean classics.
A gate will be included at Lizard Point to preserve the course record established in 2011 and maintained by the World Sailing Speed Record Council.
An additional incentive for skippers considering the Transatlantic Race in 2019 is that all entrants will also be guaranteed a spot in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race, which starts from Cowes on Sunday, August 18, 2019.
This race has become one of the most popular distance events in the world, with the entry list filling up within minutes of entries opening.