Rolex Fastnet Race

Saturday, 12 August 2017

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5-12 August 2017

The biennial Rolex Fastnet Race is the highlight of the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) race calendar. As notorious for the unpredictable tidal and weather conditions as for the beauty of the scenery of the 608-mile course, the Rolex Fastnet Race is acknowledged as one of the world’s classic ocean races and attracts entrants from all over the world. The course takes the competitors from Cowes on the Isle of Wight, west along the south coast of England to Land’s End, across the often-tempestuous Celtic Sea to round the Fastnet Rock off the south western tip of Ireland, returning to finish off Plymouth. Skill levels vary from seasoned ocean racers to novices keen to learn.

Clipper Event’s experience of training crew for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Races ensures that our crews are safe and competitive from the outset.

The land and water based sail training allows entrants to learn to work together as a team, to practice safety drills and race manoeuvres and get used to life on board.


* Two qualifying races – Morgan Cup and Channel Race with additional training

* Fastnet Race

* Welcome Crew dinner and food provisions and refreshments during the on-water training and races

* Professional Skipper and Mate on board for all of the on water training & race

* World Sailing (formally ISAF) Offshore Safety Course

* Personal accident insurance benefits

* Branded crew jacket and polo shirt

- additional training may be required depending on experience, and will be considered on a case by case basis.


8 – 12 June 2017RORC Morgan Cup Race and training
19 & 20 July 2017Offshore Safety Course (2 days)
20 – 24 July 2017RORC Channel Race and training
4 & 5 August 2017RORC Fastnet Race Prep
6 August 2017Fastnet Race Start (expected 4 days)
12- 14 August 2017Estimated arrival back into Gosport

Please note:
all qualifying race are required to be completed by all crew.

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