Lonely Rock Race



About the Plymouth Lonely Rock Race

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.

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Our full Plymouth Lonely Rock race campaign will include a training weekend and an offshore race qualifier. The Plymouth Lonely Rock race starts on 4th July 2021 with an expected finish date, in Plymouth, on July 6th at the earliest.

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


Our training events and offshore qualifiers take place in the Channel and waters off the south coast and around the Isle of Wight. 

The race itself takes competitors out of Plymouth Sound via the Western Entrance, 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.

So a Plymouth to Plymouth race for those looking to stay in the UK in 2021 without the need for quarantine!

Full Plymouth Lonely Rock Campaign

Book this amazing event with us for only


price per person

Details of our Plymouth Lonely Rock Race Package

Global Yacht Racing’s full Plymouth Lonely Rock Race campaign includes:

One Training Weekend

Offshore Qualifier


3rd July – Race Prep. Day

4th July – Plymouth Lonely Rock Race Start

6th/7th July – Expected Finish Date (Plymouth)


Please note that we can tailor a programme to suit your requirements.

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 Cowes to Plymouth

Why we love the Lonely Rock Races

Training and racing with a crew over an extended period ahead of an offshore race 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.

Rounding the Fastnet rock is often an aspirational event for many people who just want to tick the box, but we ensure that it’s also a competitive experience. The race 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 this will be the first Plymouth Lonely Rock race and means starting and finishing in one UK location: Plymouth.

How to Book

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

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Location: Plymouth, UK
Date: July 4, 2021
Duration: 4 Days