Previous Editions

The race is organised by the Royal Western Yacht Club (RWYC) and was originally sponsored by the UK-based Observer newspaper, and known as the Observer Single-handed Trans-Atlantic Race, or OSTAR; due to changes in sponsorship, it has been known as the CSTAR, Europe 1 STAR, and the Europe 1 New Man STAR.   In 2005 it was renamed once again to OSTAR, this time meaning “the Original STAR”.

Here is a list of the previous OSTAR events held between 1960 to 2009.

  • The OSTAR, 1960 (info)
  • The OSTAR, 1964 (info)
  • The OSTAR, 1968 (info)
  • The OSTAR, 1972 (info)
  • The OSTAR, 1976 (info)
  • The 1/OSTAR, 1980 (info)
  • The 1/OSTAR, 1984 (info)
  • The CSTAR, 1988 (info)
  • The Europe 1 STAR, 1992 (info)
  • The Europe 1 STAR, 1996 (info)
  • The Europe 1 New Man STAR, 2000 (info)
  • Faraday Mill OSTAR, 2005 (info)
  • The OSTAR, 2009 (info)