Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 9°C

Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

Ipswich: Yacht builder Oyster hails its first world rally as a success

12:25 22 April 2014

An Oyster 825 yacht.

An Oyster 825 yacht.

Archant

Yacht builder Oyster Marine has celebrated the completion of its inaugural Oyster World Rally, organised by the company to mark its 40th anniversary.

The Ipswich-based company, a member of the EADT/EDP Top100 listing of the 100 largest companied based in Suffolk and Norfolk, has hosted a series of competitive racing events around the globe for Oyster yacht owners, with the route including calls to South Africa and Brazil and concluding in Antigua.

A total to 26 yachts were entered for the rally, most based in the UK and also including vessels from Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, South Africa and the United States.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Oyster chief executive David Tydeman told the participants: “You have been an incredible inspiration to an enormous number of people around the world. Your fabulous achievement has been followed by hundreds of thousands on the internet and Oyster has received expressions of interest from 200 families wanting to take part in the next event.”

He added that, before the first Oyster World Rally started, 43 Oyster yachts had received the Oyster Circumnavigation Award in recognition of having circled the globe but as a result of the rally a further 23 of the company’s vessels had now qualified for the award.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ipswich Star visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ipswich Star staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ipswich Star account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Inspector Julian Ditcham breath testing a motorist.

A drink-driver caught after leaving a Felixstowe pub has been banned from the road.

Photo issued by Essex Police of James Fairweather. Photo: Essex Police/PA Wire

A double murderer who killed two people in less than three months hopes to appeal his jail sentence on the grounds it is “excessive.”

Pupils at Bealings Primary School plant seeds as part of Rocket Science experiment

The impact of microgravity and radiation on the growing of seedlings is being investigated in an experiment which has seen pupils at Bealings Primary School turn to scientists.

Suffolk County Council and Active Norfolk Aviva Women's Tour media ride launched in Southwold on Wednesday 25th May.

Some of the best female cyclists in the world visited Suffolk yesterday as preparations for next month’s Aviva Women’s Tour.

Ipswich Town have signed up for the 'Pigs Gone Wild' event. Lee Hyde (left), Neil Hawes and Rosie Richardson are pictured with the pig.

With a bolt through his neck, a ripped black suit and a green tinge to his skin, Frankenswine looks just like the fictional character that inspired his design.

Chris May's family: Mum Lorraine May and sisters Gemma and Charlene May.

The family of missing Kelvedon man Chris May have asked anyone withholding any information which might help solve his disappearance to call police and help end their “suffering”.

Warning over online sextortion attempts

Sextortion’ reports to Suffolk police nearly trebled last year, according to the constabulary’s figures.

Wellie upcycling ahead of the Suffolk Show 
Children from Claydon primary School, Ipswich get creative with old wellies

Schools in Suffolk have been getting involved in a project to promote reuse and upcycling – using their wellies.

AXA Friends and family emabarked upon a 5K charity walkin Felixstowe  in aid of EACH on Sunday 22nd May.

More than £1,000 was raised by AXA staff and their families when they embarked on a six-mile walk around Felixstowe on Sunday.

Police are investigating

Burglaries to two commercial properties in Martlesham and Ipswich last month are believed to be linked, prompting a police appeal for witnesses.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24