Penzance Around Scilly and Back (PASAB) is our annual race that has been running since the 1978 and is made up of three legs held over a weekend near the end of July.

Leg 1 on Friday night is the race to Scilly from Penzance, Leg 2 on Sunday is a race around the Island (various courses dependent on conditions) and Leg 3 on Monday sees us race back to Penzance.

 DateStart Time
Leg 1: Penzance to St MarysFriday, 19 July19:00
Leg 2: Around the IslandsSunday, 21 July09:30
Leg 3: St Marys to PenzanceMonday, 22 July09:30

2024 Race documentation

Notice Of Race 2024

Sailing Instructions 2024

Entry Form 2024 (pdf)
Entry Form 2024 (MS Word)

PASAB Crew List

Register your boat details on the RYA Safetrx here

PASAB video

Race notes

PASAB is a great way to see the delights of the Isles of Scilly with many competitors coming back year after year.

Before PASAB

Before and after the event, you can arrange to moor your boat in the Penzance inner harbour. You can contact the Penzance Harbour Master on 01736 366113 or VHF Channel 12. Note, access to the inner harbour is limited to 2 hours before and 1 hour after local highwater.

Alternatively you may be able to stay in Newlyn Harbour 1Nm to the west which has all tide access. You can contact the Newlyn Harbour Master on 01736 362523 or VHF Channel 12.

Arriving in St Mary’s

The majority of boats will finish Leg 1 sometime during Saturday morning leaving the rest of the day to rest or to explore the islands. See some useful links about exploring the islands below.

On arrival in the Isles of Scilly most boats moor in St Marys harbour, either on mooring buoys or alongside the wall (which dries). Moorings fees for St Marys harbour are included in the entrance fee.

For more information about St Mary’s Harbour see the St Mary’s Harbour website.

There are a range of restaurants, pubs and a small shop for food on the Island although most of these are in Hugh Town on St Marys.

On the Sunday evening we aim to bring together all competitors for the Leg 2 prizegiving.

Post event survey

We want to know your views on this year’s event, what you liked, however more importantly how we can make it even better for next year. We would therefore appreciate it if you could complete a few short questions about PASAB in our Post Event Survey.

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Contact us

For more information on PASAB please contact us at

Finding our Club

Directions if you are visiting Penzance.

Island information

Find out more about the Isles of Scilly from the following websites:

The Council of the Isle of Scilly
Isle of Scilly Travel
Simply Scilly (Isles of Scilly Tourist Board)
Scilly Cart Company

Past results

Find the results to previous years races.

PASAB history

Find out about how PASAB came about.