The Royal Western Yacht Club, Plymouth, in association with The Royal Victoria Yacht Club on the Isle of Wight, are hosting this biennial Corinthian Race named ‘Lonely Rock’ race. The race will start from the vicinity of Ryde in the Eastern Solent, round the Fastnet Rock and finally finish in Plymouth Sound.
The name ‘Lonely Rock’ is a loose translation of the Gaelic name – ‘An Charraig Aonair’ for Fastnet Rock. The original course dates back to 1925, when two members of the RWYC famously made a bet on who could win a race around this notorious landmark, starting from Ryde and Finishing in the Port of Plymouth. Now, the RWYC is bringing the Corinthian spirit back to the race with emphasis on the club sailor with a desire to take on this famous course.