UpcomingRolex Fastnet Race 2017
- July 7, 2017 - August 13, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
About the event:
Since it began in 1925, the Rolex Fastnet Race has grown to become one of ocean racing’s greatest events and along with the Rolex Sydney to Hobart and the Rolex Middle Sea Race is one of the top three offshore races in the world.
The Rolex Fastnet Race takes competitors across 600+ Miles and up to five days battling the wind and tricky tidal conditions to round the Fastnet Rock on the Southern tip of Ireland. Three hundred yachts take part in the bi-annual Fastnet Yacht Race. Fastnet competitors head west down the Solent and out through the Needles, past the major south coast headlands, Anvil Point, Portland Bill, Start Point, and Lands End before rounding the famous Fastnet rock and returning via the Scilly Isles before finishing at Plymouth.
Fastnet competitors start on the Royal Yacht Squadron line off Cowes in the Solent then head west down the Solent and out through the Needles, past the major south coast headlands, Anvil Point, Portland Bill, Start Point, and Lands End before rounding the famous Fastnet rock and returning via the Scilly Isles before finishing at Plymouth
The campaign will start in June with a series of training weekends and RORC qualifying passages and the ISAF Sea Safety course.
- 17th 18th June – Training Weekend 1
- 24th 25th June – Training Weekend 2
- 7th 8th 9th July RORC 1 – Cowes St Malo
- 22nd 23rd July RORC 2 – Channel Race
- 5th August – Prep day
- 6th August – Fasnet Race start
Details of our Rolex Fastnet Race package
- Professional Skipper & Mate
- Two training weekends
- Two RORC races
- Team Race
- Team shore-side shirts
- Branded team Jackets
- All safety gear
- Food whilst training and racing
- All race food
- All yacht costs
Package cost – £3,650
Why we love the Fastnet race
Training and racing with a crew over three months really creates bonds and forges a super team. The Fastnet is often an aspirational race for many people who want to tick the box, but we ensure that it’s also a competitive experience. The Fastnet is incredibly challenging both tactically and physically and the Great British weather can often turn up some surprises; in short you never know what your gonna get!
looking for more info?
How to Book:
- Email email@example.com
- Phone +44 01983 242 033
- Use the booking system below to pay a 40% deposit