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FASTNET RACE

FASTNET RACE

About RORC Fastnet event:

Join Global Yacht Racing and cross the finish line in Cherbourg for the inaugural Cowes-Cherbourg Fastnet Race 2021!

We offer a full race campaign or you can tailor a condensed programme to suit you.

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.

600 Mile Club Event

This event is one of our 600 Mile Club events.
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Time until race

When?

Our full Fastnet race campaign starts in May 2021 with additional training weekends and race qualifiers during June and July. The Fastnet Race starts on 8th August 2021 with an expected finish date, in Cherbourg, on August 13th and arrival back in the UK by August 15th.

Please note that it is possible to tailor a condensed programme – contact us to discuss your requirements.

Where?

Our training events and Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) qualifying races take place in the Channel and waters off the south coast and around the Isle of Wight. 

The race itself takes Fastnet competitors across the famous Royal Yacht Squadron start line off Cowes and then head west down the Solent and out through the iconic Needles. They 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.

In 2021, for the first time in the Fastnet race’s history, the finish will be in Cherbourg, France.

Full Fastnet Campaign

Book this amazing event with us for only

£4,495

price per person

Details of our Fastnet Campaign Package

Global Yacht Racing’s full Fastnet campaign includes:

2021 Dates – provisional

15th & 16th May – 1st Training Weekend

29th to 31st May – RORC Myth of Malham Race

 

19th & 20th June – 2nd Training Weekend

26th & 27th June – RORC De Guingand Bowl

 

9th to 12th July – RORC St Malo Race

24th & 25th July RORC Channel Race

 

7th August – Race Prep. Day

8th August – Rolex Fastnet Race Start (Cowes)

13th August – Expected Finish Date (Cherbourg)

15th August – Estimated return date to UK

 

Please note that we do offer a condensed campaign and can tailor a programme to suit from the above dates.

Call us to discuss your tailored race programme in more detail and obtain a quote.

 

Professional Skipper & Mate

Global Yacht Racing branded crew kit – T-shirt and jacket

All safety gear

Food & drinks whilst training and racing

All yacht/race costs costs

Delivery sail Cherbourg to Cowes

Why we love RORC Fastnet race

Training and racing with a crew over three months really creates bonds and forges a super team. Our full campaign package will provide the opportunity to experience a wide range of weather conditions and a variety of race courses. It will also allow the team to rotate roles on the boat in order to establish their strengths and create a competitive 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 you’re gonna get!

As an added bonus for 2021 and 2023 the race will, for the first time in its history, finish at Cherbourg in France! We can’t wait to sample the French cheese and wine!

How to Book

Email: [email protected] for more info
Phone: +44 01983 242 033

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Info

Location: Cowes, Isle of Wight
Date: August 8, 2021
Duration: 6 Days