Join Global Yacht Racing on July 4th 2021 for the introduction of a brand new offshore race. Hosted by the Royal Western Yacht Club the ‘Plymouth Lonely Rock Race’ will run in opposite years to the Original Lonely Rock Race.
The race will start in Plymouth Sound, yachts will exit via the Western Entrance of Plymouth Sound, round the Fastnet Rock to port, pass the Isles of Scilly to port and then finish between the Breakwater Lighthouse and the navigation buoy, ‘Queens Ground’ in Plymouth Sound.
The challenges of this race are much the same as the Original Lonely Rock Race. Set at around 500 miles long, this is a race with 4 challenging segments. Starting from Plymouth, the race will not have to deal with the tidal gates at Hurst Castle, Portland and Start Point giving its competitors a chance to experience a shorter race around the Fastnet rock without potential for huge tidal gains and losses.