Rolex Fastnet Race

FASTNET RACE 2021

FASTNET RACE 2021

About RORC Fastnet event:

Join Global Yacht Racing and cross the finish line in Cherbourg for the inaugural Cowes-Cherbourg Fastnet Race 2021! 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, for the first time in the race's history, at Cherbourg, France.

600 Mile Club Event

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

When?

The race campaign starts in June with a series of training weekends and RORC qualifying passages.

Dates TBC
June – August 2021

Event Price

Book this amazing event with us for only

£TBC

price per person

Where?

Fastnet competitors start on the Royal Yacht Squadron line off Cowes 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, the first time in the history of the race at Cherbourg, France.

Details of our RORC Fastnet Race package

RORC Fastnet race includes:

Professional Skipper & Mate

Two race training weekends

Two RORC offshore races

Team gear – branded race shirt, polo 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. 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!

The Fastnet is on the bucket list for all serious ocean racers. With Global Yacht Racing we didn’t just complete the race but were a serious contender with great results. Our skipper brought sailors of all different skill levels together to make a team on a well prepared yacht.

“A great event and awesome fun.” Ben Hunter, Australian Fastnet Crew 2017

How to Book

Email: crew@globalyachtracing.com for more info
Phone: +44 01983 242 033

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Info

Location: Cowes, Isle of Wight
Date: June 1, 2021
Duration: 76 Days